Treow - Modern Waldorf inspired education: Preparing children for life.
The teachers use chalk drawings on the board in the classroom to tell stories and teach content. This one shows the nativity of Jesus in Bethlehem.
This chalkboard drawing shows a different perspective of the nativity of Jesus, from the view of the animals in the stable.
The children and teachers went on a school camp in September, where the children had lots of fun swimming, going on a bush walk and going on game drives.
This chalkboard drawing shows the Archangel Michael subduing the dragon, for Michaelmas.
A Treow 2021 chalkboard drawing depicting the St Johns festival.
In September, the children perform the St George and the Dragon Play. This photo shows the dragon waiting in the wings.
In September, the children perform the St George and the Dragon Play. This photo shows the dragon being subdued by St George.
The children make and fly kites in September. This picture shows a very twisty kite.
The children help each other more often than you would think!
This picture shows another beautiful kite up in the sky.
St John's Festival is celebrated at midwinter. A large fire is lit and the children watch the fire fairies dance up into the sky
The children make lanterns for the St John's festival and light them on the night.
Another beautiful photo of the St John's lanterns
All children at Treow learn to play the violin in music classes
The Treow Waldorf approach integrates nature and seasons to the lessons. Children are aware of nature and taught to appreciate all creatures.
Children are allowed to climb trees at Treow (within reason), it is a favourite activity at playtime.
Children are taught to farm, where all classes actively prepare, sow, nurture and harvest fruit and vegetables in a bio-dynamic garden.
Class 1 and 2 children learn to knit at Treow, as part of the handwork lessons
The class 4 children make a tapestry for handwork, then make it into a beautiful cushion
Another example of a class 4 tapestry, showing that the children make their own design. Each is different.
The curriculum includes handwork and fun activities, such as this one where the children are making lanterns for the St John's festival
One of the class 5 main lessons is about Ancient India.
There are animals at the school that the children feed and interact with. This is Coco the rabbit.
Treow Waldorf education includes learning the movements of sounds so that movements in dance can be interpreted as words
The children create their own textbooks. This photo shows a class 2 main lesson book.
This is an example of a class 3 Old Testament stories book.
The children create their own textbooks. This photo shows a class 5 main lesson book.
The Waldorf approach uses all of the senses to teach the children, so that it is engaging and fun.
The class 5 children have woodwork lessons, where they gain an understanding of trees, working with wood and forming objects
The class 5 children woodwork lessons not only teach the children about working with wood, but also about form, preparation, determination and perseverance.
The Treow Waldorf Approach uses stories and pictures for class 1 to learn consonant letters. The image shows B - billowing boat, C - in the crystal cave, D - delving dwarf, F - the flying fish, G - the golden goose, H - the high house J - the jumping jack, K - the kindfull king, L - the Lady of the Lake, M - the Misty Mountain, N - the Nixie flying high, P - the purple prince popping popcorn in the purple palace
The Treow Waldorf Approach uses Angel letters for class 1 to learn the vowels and their associated movement for dance.
Natural forms are woven into all lessons, this is one of the children making an Easter basket.
As the classes are often in the same space, the older children help the younger children, building relationships that could last a lifetime.
Children are made to feel special on their birthdays in a ceremony called the birthday ring.
The children make sun dyed fabric for handwork, that they then make into a handwork bag