We are a vibrant, growing, community school situated in the picturesque suburb of Rietvallei, near Irene, Pretoria.
We offer a beautiful safe haven for children to develop their inner potential and their unique capacities. As a Waldorf School our approach to education is based on and appropriate for each developmental phase of childhood and encourages the child’s sense of truth, beauty and goodness. Our aim is to inspire a lifelong love of learning in our children and a secure sense of their place in our community.
We have an experienced committed teachers’ body that is dedicated to our children – working towards creating an inner enthusiasm for learning and encouraging motivation to naturally arise from within. Our teachers realise the importance of recognising that a child is essentially a spiritual being consisting of the three faculties of willing, feeling, and thinking. Our teachers strive to acknowledge and nurture every aspect of the child through a methodology and curriculum infused with artistic activities.
“Waldorf pupils are encouraged to live with self-assurance, a reverence for life and a sense of service.”
– Ernest Boyer, President, Carnegie Institute for the Advancement of Teaching, Former U.S. Commissioner of Education
I started my journey with the Waldorf movement at Rosemary Hill Waldorf School, then known as Max Stibbe. I was all of 23 years old.
This step became a very big part
I love waking up every morning and going to a job I enjoy. The Waldorf education system allows the teacher to grow and change with her class, eliminating the risk of stagnation. I am constantly learning new and interesting.
I am the class 7 teacher this year. I have had the privilege of being at the Village Waldorf school for two years now.
After studying for a B. Ed Foundation Phase degree in Bloemfontein,
Terese van Dyk
Ever since I can remember, my passion has been to work and learn about Nature and the natural environment. Fresh out of school, I decided to study Tourism which called me to travel to many beautiful places, both
My journey to The Village Waldorf School came via a love of learning and books, by way of my experience of regimented teaching at regular schools and finally, through the realisation that children are filled with wonder when
Becoming a teacher was always a dream and an aspiration for me, as I knew I wanted to be helping to shape the minds of the future and to be there for children and make a positive impact on their lives. When walking into
Riana van Vollenhoven
I have been teaching for over 20 years and my main subjects are Afrikaans, English, Drama and Voice.
I have taught in various education systems; CAPS, IEB, Cambridge, the North American system, Waldorf as well as at tertiary institutions.