We received an exciting visit from Jose, the father of 2 entrepreneurial young boys, Brandon and Sebastian (9 and 11 years old) who started a business in the USA, designing funky socks. Our kids were thrilled with these colourful socks and filled with exuberance in showing them off. Thanks to these wonderful boys whose generosity is spread to multiple NGOs who are helping children in need.
The Class 3 learners have a ‘hands-on’ project learning about building in this term’s assignment: House – Home.
For the children to experience it firsthand, the teacher organised a Saturday when parents and children learned to make bricks.
Digging clay to be mixed with water –
The children enjoyed the tactile experience of mixing the clay and water with their feet.
Packing the mix into the prepared forms for drying before the bricks are transferred for building a chicken coop.
We enjoyed a delightful evening at the Waldorf School celebrating the Festival of Light. The learners from all the classes had crafted different designs of lanterns. The children walked across the playing field in front of the school to a circular path, carrying their lighted lanterns.
Class 7 received torches which were lighted one after the other while they recited a poem and then stepped forward together to lite the bonfire.
We proudly watched our little girl gazing with amazement at the flames.
After the spectacle, we (parents and children) went to their respective class rooms and shared soup and bread, which we had brought along. Joyce had loaned her ‘Wonderbag’ (cooking cushion) which retained the heat of the soup as if it had just been cooked.
It was an evening filled with community spirit and friendships.
The children went and revisited their friends at Equinox during school holidays. We are very grateful to Fiona who has helped our children in the past with this holistic therapy involving horses. Their influence with the children is a boost for their self esteem.
The Trust is pleased that the construction of the second home is nearing completion. The photograph above was taken at the Blessing Ceremony. The Patron, His Grace, (the Retired) Archbishop Njongkulu Ndungane, assisted by Father Bob Commins blessed the foundation in a ceremony on the 1st of June, 2015. The trustees were joined by supporters from the community and other well wishers.