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2018 Summer Program at IWS

Island Waldorf School’s Summer Program is founded on the principles of Waldorf education. We aim at providing a balanced experience of doing, feeling and thinking in a way that stimulates (unplugged!) fun, creativity and a sense of well-being. Our thoughtful mix of indoor and outdoor activities will create a gentle rhythm that nourishes the child’s developing coordination, cooperation and creativity.

Each day will be a joyful journey through imaginative play, circle games, songs and stories. There will be time for focused activity and free and creative play each day. We will spend lots of time outside in nature or on walks.

Children aged 4 to 8 will enjoy a harmonious environment where rhythm and structure encourage opportunities for play and artistic activities, including songs, games, water play, storytelling, puppet shows, crafts, woodwork, pottery, beewax modeling, watercolour painting, and more!

Summer class will be led by experienced Waldorf teachers who speak English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. Student to teacher ratio will remain below 1:10.

Update: Delicious vegetarian lunch will be provided daily at no additional charge. Students may also bring their own lunch.

July 16 to August 24, 2018

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9 am to 12 noon (Half day); or
9 am to 3 pm (Full day)

Ages 4 to 8

9 am Welcome / Food preparation / Craft / Free play
10:30 Circle games
10:45 Snacks
11:00 Outdoor play
12 pm Lunch / Goodbye to Half Day class
1:00 Rest
2:00 Activities on the weekly theme
2:30 Story / puppet show
3:00 Going home

Weekly themes

Jul 16 – 20

Wood

Woodwork – Make simple wooden toys and hanging ornaments with bark and twigs

Jul 23 – 27

Fire

Beeswax candles – Explore the properties of beeswax by making candles

Jul 30 – Aug 3

Earth

Gardening – Let’s plant some herbs and flowers!

Aug 6 – Aug 10

Metal

Upcycling – Create toys or musical instruments with recycled material

Aug 13 – Aug 17

Water

Watercolor – discover the properties of colors through painting with different media

Aug 20 – Aug 24

The 5 elements combined

Mixed media – Build castles and nature scenes with all 5 natural elements

The great outdoors, right here in Hong Kong!

Every Wednesday we will spend the whole morning in a nearby park filled with wildflowers and green grass.

Every Friday we will spend the whole morning at a beach, so that children can enjoy swimming in the cool waves and playing in the sand under a tree.

Summer doesn’t get much better than this!

Healthy snacks = Healthy minds

Little people need lots of energy to grow. Every day our teachers would prepare fresh fruits and make yummy baked food with the children’s help right in the classroom.

Breathe in, breathe out

The steady rhythm of expansive activities and quiet attention is vital in helping children integrate their external and internal experiences. This value is reflected in the comforting routines in a day, in a week, and in seasons at Waldorf schools.

For example, at our summer program, each day the younger children enjoys a peaceful rest after lunch. This gives them the time and space needed to digest the activities of the morning and a short break from social interaction.

Fees
  • 9 am to 12 noon only: $2,200 per block (week)
  • 9 am to 3 pm: $3,600 per block
Offers
  • Register in groups of 2 children or more: 10% off
  • Register for 2 blocks or more: 10% off
  • Register for 4 blocks or more: 20% off
  • IWS students (for 2018/19): 20% off; additional discounts for bridging class
  • Offers may not be combined; the greatest discount rate would apply
Terms & conditions
  • Cancellations before Jun 1, 2018: 100% refund.
  • Cancellations between Jun 1 to Jun 30, 2018: 50% refund
  • Cancellation after Jun 30, 2018: No refunds available, all fees will be charged.
  • In the event of a tropical cyclone/typhoon signal 8 or above, or a red or black rainstorm warning, all classes will be suspended. No make-up classes or refunds will be issued in this instance.