Tuesday, July 20, 2010


For the last couple of weeks my head has been in a whirl and my stomach doing backflips.

We have been deciding what to do with Schooling for our children, We love the Steiner way, this is the philosophy we live by.

We love our little school, it's the childrens second home, Jim has been there since playgroup, which has made making this decision so much harder.

Sometimes the hardest decision, is the right one..........who said that!

But our little school only goes up class six. We've looked around at mainstream schooling, children working in a classroom on their own computer, the teacher on her computer, there's nothing human about it.

I'll admit I'm an idealist.

I'm not at all interested in the mark after year 12, for me it's about giving them the tools to find their own way, it about creating enthusiasm in everything they do, to love life and know they can achieve anything they set their mind to.

It's about the whole child, bringing the head, heart and hands together, all of equal importance.

I know I succeded in life in spite of my education, and I sure that's the case for many.

But once the Steiner way gets into your soul, there's no turning back. In fact I doubt that my body could drive my children to a mainstream school.

Which is why
we have decided to send the children to Castlemaine Steiner School.

So today we farwelled our school, and we wished them all the very best, and they for us.

But it was hard, really hard.

Am I strong enough to do this journey ahead? I have a million thoughts going through my head at this moment.

Sigh, it would have been so much easier to stay.

Well the sun will come up in the morning and our new journey will begin.......

1 comment:

anthropossum said...

Good on you Kerrie. It is a BIG decission but only you know what is right for you and your family I hope you have all had (& continue to have) a wonderful time in Castlemaine. The school there is so beautiful, as is the community, I am sure you are fitting in like it was made for you :o)
Maybe we could catch up during the Christmas holidays? Jane