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Michael Hall Parent’s Voice Survey

Michael Hall Parents

What you Shared with Us in April 2021 Thank you very much to those of you who kindly completed the spring parents voice survey. Your experiences and suggestions provide invaluable information in helping the School further develop and understand the needs of the community. Below is a summary that offers a reflection back of the […]

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MHP Speaker Series — Rites of Passage

Kim McCabe and Chris Packe

For our final session of the school year, we were very pleased to welcome Kim McCabe and Chris Packe to share their experience in working with preteen and teen girls and boys, guiding them through times of transition, in addition to also being parents themselves. Kim McCabe, founder of Rites for Girls, author of ‘From Daughter to Woman’ and […]

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MHP Speaker Series — 12 year Change

Class Teacher - David Smith

This is the recording from the Speaker Series session with Class 6 teacher David Smith — May 27th, 2021 The event details can be found here: https://michaelhall.co.uk/event/mhp-speaker-series-12yr-change/ In addition, this is a lovely article on the 12 year change, which might also be of interest. by Brian Jacques

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MHP Speaker Series — Rubicon

MHP - Daniel Jones

This is the recording from the Speaker Series session with Class 4 teacher Daniel Jones — April 29th, 2021 The event details can be found here: https://michaelhall.co.uk/event/mhp-speaker-series-crossing-the-rubicon/

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MHP Speaker Series – Spirit of the school

MHP - Jacob Forward & William Forward

This is a transcript of the talk that was held on March 25th, 2021 via zoom to the community. Please also find the Spirt of the school document to read alongside this discussion. And now the audio is also available Jacob Forward Having attended since I was three years old. I have a very, very […]

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Evolved Parents Group

Michael Hall Parents group

We are excited to announcement the launch of Michael Hall Parents (working title!) which is an evolution of the Parents Working Group and likely groups of the past! Please do read the further details on the page, in short we exist to “Support and dialogue with parents for Waldorf Education at Michael Hall School”. This […]

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How to handle the current viral outbreak with young children

Mark Fielding

If you handle it right, what your children will remember about the virus is not the fear living in our environment, but it could be what you do with them at home. That is, the time you spend with them – keeping things as normal as possible, playing games, reading, going for walks, doing housework […]

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Mitchell)

Class 12

“THERE COULD BE OTHER WORLDS” Class 12 play will have a run of three shows, Friday evening, Saturday evening, and Sunday matinee. Tickets are on sale in reception and we look forward to welcoming the Michael Hall community with warmth and anticipation.

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Lower School curriculum themes and narrative

Lower School Faculty

To the left of the picture we see that the narrative theme of Class 1 is based on traditional fairy tales and the rich language of archetypes that is to be found within them. Moving counter-clockwise to the right, we see the Class 2 narrative themes which come from traditional animal fables that highlight possible […]

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Recommended Reading List

Michael Hall School

We are often asked to recommend books on the pedagogy and the roots of the education. Here are some of the ones we recommend most often. Many of these books are available in Forest Row either at ‘Al Fine’ or at ‘Emerson College’, also available from ‘Steiner Press’. In addition, books published by the SWSF […]

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Waldorf 100 film

Video

The film “Learn to Change the World” shows people from around the world who work on the big pedagogical tasks of our time based on Waldorf/Steiner pedagogy. It is the first of more to come which aim to show concrete approaches to these tasks.

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Is Eurythmy Essential to Steiner Waldorf Education?

Maurice Manning

I retired from teaching in the spring of 2018 after a prolonged period of illness but happily was invited back to say goodbye to the children (for whom I had simply disappeared for a long time!) as part of the end of term assembly just before Easter last year. Some of the children and young […]

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Brighton Waldorf School

Video

An inspiring video capturing the Waldorf School in Brighton

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The Tricky Triangle

Dorit Winter

Children, Parents, and Teachers Any school community has three distinct populations. But, in Waldorf schools at least, after 78 years, the relationship among them has changed. There are the children. There are the children’s parents. There are the children’s teachers. Children—parents—teachers. Why are these relationships so tricky? (note 1) Inherent in the blood relationship of […]

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The Kindergarten Child

Peter Lang

Editor’s Note: Last year the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development announced the results of its Program for International Student Assessment, known as PISA. One of the results of PISA has been a demand on the part of politicians to call for the increased teaching of academic subjects and imposition of standardized testing at […]

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Exam information for candidates

Important notice to candidates regarding exam conduct All students must read the following exam conduct notices. These are also displayed on the exam notice board in the Great Hall in the Mansion. Guidance for Students, Parents & Guardians Warning to Candidates Information for candidates – Privacy Notice Information for candidates – written exams Information for […]

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