What is Wardorf ?

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About Waldorf Education

Waldorf schools, also known as Steiner schools, constitute a worldwide independent school movement developed in Europe over 100 years ago by Austrian philosopher, educator and visionary Rudolf Steiner. Today, Waldorf education is represented across the globe with 1,100 Waldorf schools and almost 2,000 Waldorf kindergartens in some 80 countries, making this the world’s largest independent and nondenominational school system. In Waldorf education, the learning process is essentially threefold, engaging head, heart, and hands – or thinking, feeling, and doing. This is the basis on which Waldorf teachers work to nurture and engage each child through a curriculum and methodology that integrates academics, arts, and practical skills.

CURRICULUM

 
Learning is Fun

Class 1 - 3

 

Class 4 - 6

Class 7 - 8

Indroduction:

 

Introduction:

Building on:

Advanced:

Expanded:

Building on:

 

Subject Covered: 

Alphabet, reading, writing, spelling, fairy tales, fables, and legends.

Norse mythology, stories of ancient civilizations, geography, botany, and the basics of physics

Reading, writing, grammar, poetry and drama

Math concepts (fractions, percentages and geometry)

Reading and writing, grammar and spelling

History (Chinese; European medieval and Renaissance; and world history to the industrial revolution, with attention to freedom and human rights).

Geography, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, and physiology

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Something Unique

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From preschool and kindergarten to class 6 at one location
A unique balance of academic subjects, artistic endeavors, and practical applications.
A pedagogy responsive to children’s developmental phases and tailored to their physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs.
An education that thinks beyond what the market dictates to develop the whole child and foster intellectual curiosity, independent thinking, and ethical values.
An education that thinks beyond what the market dictates to develop the whole child and foster intellectual curiosity, independent thinking, and ethical values.
A broad range of extracurricular activities, such as woodwork and farming, that offer students a uniquely integrated and expanded learning.
A unique balance of academic subjects, artistic endeavors, and practical applications.
25 years of experience in running schools and kindergartens.
One class teacher stays with the class throughout the primary years.
Recognised by IASWECE International Association of Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education
A green school located near country parks, and minutes to Silverstrand Beach and Hang Hau MTR station.

Formally recognized as a Waldorf model kindergarten

School farm with 10,000 sq. feet of land.

4 Pillars

 

What makes Garden House special?

 

A progressive school

The Waldorf approach means the same teacher will stay with the class from Class one to Class six.

 

Art integrated across the curriculum

Waldorf emphasizes creativity and the development of children’s imaginations.

 

Children build their own textbooks

Waldorf learning does not require standardized textbooks in primary years. Instead, children have a main book in which they create their own textbooks from their class notes.