In a Waldorf school, weekly school rhythm and the annual seasonal festivals of nature and humanity are celebrated in ways that help foster wonder, reverence and gratitude. Although this is not a comprehensive list of festivals and activities celebrated throughout the school year, here are some of the festivals important in our school life.
Winter Faire occurs each December and is a chance to invite the community to come and enjoy the winter season with Whistler Waldorf and enjoy making seasonal crafts with the children. The school and Field House are decorated with fragrant evergreens and there are a number of craft tables, a magic Cookie House, fresh baked goods, carolling, puppet shows and storytelling. All crafts are in the Waldorf genre: natural, simple and beautiful!
School fundraising events are also held during the year and are an important part of the funding mix we balance in order to operate and offer the best possible Waldorf school experience for our families.
The Spring Gala Fundraiser usually occurs at the end of May or early June. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and is sure to entertain! The event brings together lovers of fine wine and food in a fun adult evening of supporting the school. With over a hundred items donated for both live and silent auctions, bidding is exciting and worthwhile as we raise funds for teachers’ wish lists for the next school year and much more.
We believe in supporting parents and caregivers of children of all ages by offering parent education and enrichment opportunities to our school community and often, the community at large. Events may include guest lecturers, film screenings and Waldorf 101 sessions. Check our calendar for upcoming events.