Nelson Waldorf students enjoying the abundance of snow on their campus. Photo submitted

Nelson Waldorf to host open house Saturday

The event runs 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Nelson Waldorf School

A puppet play, teacher presentations and campus tours will be offered Saturday as part of an open house at the Nelson Waldorf School.

The play Who’s That Knocking at My Door? will begin at 10:30, followed by a series of 10-minute presentations by grade teachers in their classrooms. These experiential demos will show how science, math and language arts are taught in a Waldorf setting, and how this approach fosters a love of learning in the students.

“A common myth is that we’re an arts school,” says education director Phil Fertey. “Yes, every child is an artist, but also a physicist, a geologist and a mathematician!

“The reality is we weave the arts into every subject because when students can visualize something that they’ve drawn or modelled, it’s not only easier to understand, they also form a deeper connection with the subject. They learn to think more creatively.”

At 11:30 there will be refreshments and a casual meet-and-greet with faculty, parents and staff, as well as an opportunity to look at a curriculum display and tour the campus.

Families who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by calling 250-352-6919.

The Nelson Waldorf School, located at 3648 Silverking Ski Hill Rd., is an independent, pre-kindergarten to Grade 8, non-denominational and non-profit school that meets the academic requirements of the B.C. Ministry of Education curriculum.

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