Announcing! New Student Scholarship Fund

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 – As the Whistler Waldorf School celebrates 100 years of Waldorf education and its 20th anniversary, we are excited to announce the WWS New Student Scholarship offered to selected students applying for the 2020/2021 school year.

Up to four scholarships will be awarded to newly enrolling students. Preference is given to incoming students in Kindergarten, Grade 1 and 2.

The scholarship provides $5,000 toward tuition and is renewable for two additional years provided the recipient continues to thrive at our school and demonstrate the qualities for which the scholarship is given.

Applications for the WWS New Student Scholarship will be accepted until April 30, 2020.

View more details about our accessible tuition and scholarship programs, as well as information on the Admissions process.

Email us to set up a tour of the school or meeting to discuss.

Community Corner – Feb. 27

WWS Spotlight

A chance to meet our school community

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Jaime, Robyn, Annie & Fraser – The Akehurst Family, WWS new family

The Akehurst family have thoroughly enjoyed our transition to Whistler Waldorf this year. Our family have been living here in Whistler for around 18 years, originally from Vancouver Island. Annie in year 5 and Fraser in Briar Rose (kindergarten), have been supported by new friends and wonderful teachers through their transition to Waldorf. If we were to summarize our fall, it would be calm and beautiful. Waldorf has taught our family to slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

One memory this past October was on a walk behind Meadow Park, Annie took me off the trail as she was elaborately explaining her rich knowledge of fauna and flora. Before I knew it I was on my hands and knees looking at the Earth floor. To experience how she took her learning from the classroom out into the community was phenomenal. She was so excited to share her learning with me. Fraser shares his passion daily for candle lit meals and joyful songs. He retells stories he has heard around our dinner table. He is excited to tell us about his forest plays and making new friends at school.

We feel our children are in the best possible care we could dream for them. Waldorf has blended our Islander grass roots with our mountain culture lifestyle. Our friendships have expanded as we have enjoyed the parent events where we have met wonderful families. We feel that we share similar family values with these parents and we look forward to spending more time together.

The Winter Faire was spectacular. Our children created beautiful crafts that we will cherish for years to come. We loved how the food was simple yet warm and nourishing. We love the overall emphasis on health and well being both in the class and during festivities.
We are grateful to say we are part of the Waldorf community. After participating in the most recent Summit Centre meeting we are excited for the future and what these opportunities bring to both our children and our community.

Thank you to the Akehurst Family for sharing your memories and great experiences! 

 

Bulletin Board Listings

Posts from the community and school

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Father Daughter Dance Tickets on Sale Sunday March 1 – This year’s Father Daughter Dance is Saturday, May 16th, 2020 at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.  The event is a major  fundraiser for the Whistler Children’s Centre and usually sells out every year.

The ticket link will be either emailed to you this Sunday morning or you can follow the Facebook event where it will also be posted.

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COWS Fundraiser for Mental Health on Friday March 6th 2020 –  COWS Whistler will be donating all of our Ice Cream sales, staff tips & any other donations we receive to the Canadian Mental Health Awareness association of BC on this day in memory of a long time friend & manager that worked at our COWS location.

This is the second year we are running this event! Last year our store alone raised $4k and company wide we donated $43, 000 to this amazing cause.

Please come out and buy an ice cream in support of Mental Health.

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Imagine 2120 – TELUS Winter Classic Gala Event on March 7 –

Imagine 2120 is part of the 27th annual two-day, the TELUS Winter Classic. The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support to organizations whose activities provide benefit to residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor in the areas of health, human services, education, recreation, arts & culture and the environment with a special emphasis placed on youth and

family programs.

Where & When: Roundhouse Lodge, Whistler Mountain from 6:45pm – Midnight. (Upload the Gondola between 6:45pm & 7:30pm. Dress warmly for the ride up, coat & boot check at the top.)

Tickets: $250 (incl. all taxes and fees) For guests 19+ Tickets can be purchased here.

More info at the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation website.

The TELUS Winter Classic is for you if you are a person that:

  • Hungers for an amazing breakfast at the Fairmont Whistler
  • Is excited to explore the depths of the mountains with a Whistler Pro/Ambassador
  • Feels the need for speed and friendly competition on our custom Race Course
  • Enjoys Après after a long day on the slopes
  • Likes to sample delightful wines and cheeses
  • Has a love of dressing up for themed mountain top events
  • Loves our community and supporting local Sea to Sky Charities

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Katherine Fawcett’s Swan Suit Book Launch on April 7

This is a free event at the Whistler Public Library. From Katherine: “I hope you’ll join me in Whistler to celebrate the launch of The Swan Suit (Douglas & McIntyre)”. The evening will feature a reading and discussion, plus music from Birdsong Jazz (with vocalist Robyn Forsyth, guitarist M.J. Mullin and bassist Tony Moser). Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Armchair Books.

“Fairytales and folktales collide with 21st-century feminism in Katherine Fawcett’s deviously imagined Swan Suit. With hilarity and heart she lays bare what it means to be human (or witch or devil or cat or wolf or entrepreneurial pig) in a world both ancient and evolving.”
—Zsuzsi Gartner, author of Better Living Through Plastic Explosives

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Long-term Accommodation Required:

The Vidal family of four is looking for long-term accommodation in Whistler starting August 2020, with their 2 girls hoping to attend WWS.

Originally from Spain, they are currently living in Quebec but hope to move to Whistler this summer. Please contact Javier Vidal if you know of any accommodation options that may work for his family.

 

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Bike wanted: ISO Norco Ninja 20″ 

ISO 20“ Norco Ninja bike for my daughter.

Had the 16“ and loved it. Budget is $120 max.

Anyone upgrading?

Please contact Romy Grayson by email

Community Corner – February 13

WWS Spotlight

A way to meet our school community

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Maya Coleman, WWS student since Kindergarten, now in Grade 7

You’ve been a student at WWS for a long time; what is your favourite part of school?
Everything! I like my classes and have a lot of fun. I also really like all my teachers, they are good at their job.

What has been your favourite block this year?
I enjoyed the creative writing block and am most proud of the two poems that I wrote. I also like drama and we are in our play block right now. Our play is tonight and I am playing the 2nd senator’s wife as well as the Grand Duchess. (Note: Maya’s poem “Autumn Passing” is featured in the photos below).

Next year you are officially a high school student. Are you excited about that?
Yes, I am super excited. I will get to hang out more with my brother who will be in Grade 10. I am also excited for all the camping trips, the opportunity to play guitar in music class and also continuing to do class plays.

What would you tell a prospective student looking at joining your class?
We welcome new people. It’s nice having people from different backgrounds and cultures in our school. We all really like to learn and have fun in our classes.

Thank you Maya! 

Bulletin Board Listings

Posts from the community and school

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FREE Youth Skating Evening – Feb. 19:

Whistler’s Alphabet Soup group in conjunction with the youth centre is hosting a free skating event on Feb. 19 starting at 5:30pm.

More details on the flyer.

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FREE Parent Community Workshop – Feb. 23:

Whistler High School is offering a FREE parent event with practical tips for parents to help children learn executive functioning skills from renowned education therapist Sarah Ward.

 

Date: Sunday  Feb. 23

Time: 5-7 pm

Location: Whistler High School at 8000 Alpine Way, Whistler BC

Doors Open at 4:30pm. Parking will be limited so please carpool or take a bus from the village.

Please Sign-up (So we know how many chairs to put out) to get your FREE tickets at: www.eventbrite.ca/e/bridging-function-in-school-home-with-sarah-ward-tickets-88708817461 

 

 

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Imagine 2120 – TELUS Winter Classic Gala Event on March 7 

Imagine 2120 is part of the 27th annual two-day, the TELUS Winter Classic. The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support to organizations whose activities provide benefit to residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor in the areas of health, human services, education, recreation, arts & culture and the environment with a special emphasis placed on youth and

family programs.

Where & When: Roundhouse Lodge, Whistler Mountain from 6:45pm – Midnight. (Upload the Gondola between 6:45pm & 7:30pm. Dress warmly for the ride up, coat & boot check at the top.)

Tickets: $250 (incl. all taxes and fees) For guests 19+ Tickets can be purchased here.

More info at the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation website.

The TELUS Winter Classic is for you if you are a person that:

  • Hungers for an amazing breakfast at the Fairmont Whistler
  • Is excited to explore the depths of the mountains with a Whistler Pro/Ambassador
  • Feels the need for speed and friendly competition on our custom Race Course
  • Enjoys Après after a long day on the slopes
  • Likes to sample delightful wines and cheeses
  • Has a love of dressing up for themed mountain top events
  • Loves our community and supporting local Sea to Sky Charities

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Long-term Accommodation Required:

The Vidal family of four is looking for long-term accommodation in Whistler starting August 2020, with their 2 girls hoping to attend WWS.

Originally from Spain, they are currently living in Quebec but hope to move to Whistler this summer. Please contact Javier Vidal if you know of any accommodation options that may work for his family.

 

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Bike wanted: ISO Norco Ninja 20″ 

ISO 20“ Norco Ninja bike for my daughter.

Had the 16“ and loved it. Budget is $120 max.

Anyone upgrading?

Please contact Romy Grayson by email

Community Corner – February 6

WWS Spotlight

A way to meet our school community

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Ms. Edrie Henderson – WWS Student Support Manager

Edrie, I know you wear many hats here at WWS – what do you do?

Yes, I do wear several hats. I coordinate the Alternate Education program which allows high level athletes to manage their schooling and training. I also support the Grade 10 Exchange Program – our students are able to study at other Waldorf schools worldwide. I help support the fundraising efforts of our Grade 11 students who fund raise for their Grade 12 international service trip. I am the Student Support Manager and work with students on their math & English language skills and lastly, I am the Care Chair which means that I work with students who need extra social/emotional support.

As someone who works across the grades and in different areas of the school, what do you think is the benefit of a Whistler Waldorf education?

I have worked in education for 21 years – the last 7 has been here. I believe that students in Waldorf are held  – their needs are met and they are cared for in ways that I didn’t experience in other schools. Students here are successful beyond what I think they would be elsewhere.

Tell us something we might not know about you:

My professional experience began as a wilderness trip leader. I worked with at risk students and took them on extended wilderness trips In my free time, I am an avid baker and love to spend time with my family and my two dogs!

Thank you Edrie! 

 

Bulletin Board Listings

Posts from the community and school

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FREE Youth Skating Evening – Feb. 19:

Whistler’s Alphabet Soup group in conjunction with the youth centre is hosting a free skating event on Feb. 19 starting at 5:30pm.

More details on the flyer.

_________________________________________

FREE Parent Community Workshop – Feb. 23:

Whistler High School is offering a FREE parent event with practical tips for parents to help children learn executive functioning skills from renowned education therapist Sarah Ward.

 

Date: Sunday  Feb. 23

Time: 5-7 pm

Location: Whistler High School at 8000 Alpine Way, Whistler BC

Doors Open at 4:30pm. Parking will be limited so please carpool or take a bus from the village.

Please Sign-up (So we know how many chairs to put out) to get your FREE tickets at: www.eventbrite.ca/e/bridging-function-in-school-home-with-sarah-ward-tickets-88708817461 

 

 

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Imagine 2120 – TELUS Winter Classic Gala Event on March 7 

Imagine 2120 is part of the 27th annual two-day, the TELUS Winter Classic. The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support to organizations whose activities provide benefit to residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor in the areas of health, human services, education, recreation, arts & culture and the environment with a special emphasis placed on youth and

family programs.

Where & When: Roundhouse Lodge, Whistler Mountain from 6:45pm – Midnight. (Upload the Gondola between 6:45pm & 7:30pm. Dress warmly for the ride up, coat & boot check at the top.)

Tickets: $250 (incl. all taxes and fees) For guests 19+ Tickets can be purchased here.

More info at the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation website.

The TELUS Winter Classic is for you if you are a person that:

  • Hungers for an amazing breakfast at the Fairmont Whistler
  • Is excited to explore the depths of the mountains with a Whistler Pro/Ambassador
  • Feels the need for speed and friendly competition on our custom Race Course
  • Enjoys Après after a long day on the slopes
  • Likes to sample delightful wines and cheeses
  • Has a love of dressing up for themed mountain top events
  • Loves our community and supporting local Sea to Sky Charities

_______________________________

Long-term Accommodation Required:

The Vidal family of four is looking for long-term accommodation in Whistler starting August 2020, with their 2 girls hoping to attend WWS.

Originally from Spain, they are currently living in Quebec but hope to move to Whistler this summer. Please contact Javier Vidal if you know of any accommodation options that may work for his family.