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2020 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 3 to 7 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 6 to August 14, 2020

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Register by week & choose between AM only or whole day

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

Ages 3 to 7

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
2:50 Story / puppet show
3:00 Going home

* On Wednesdays and Fridays, we will head out to park or beach at 9:30 am and return to school by 11:45 am

Weekly themes

Jul 6 – 10 (FULL)

Farmer

Come peek inside the farmer’s garden. There are so many gifts from nature that the farmer tended so carefully. We can take a handful of magic beans and plant them too. Then let’s create some yummy food together. Our stories and songs will give thanks to all the creatures that help in the garden.

Jul 13 – 17 (FULL)

Shepherd

In our story and songs we will follow along with the shepherd as he goes on adventures with his sheep. In our crafts we will use the gift of the sheep, real wool, which we will dye with natural materials. The children will experience joy to create a special pocket pouch which can hold their treasure.

Jul 20 – 24 (FULL)

Baker

Let’s all join in with the baker as we makes cakes to have a celebration for a special birthday party: It’s a party to celebrate everyone’s birthdays! We will make fun party games that the children will take home to share with their families.

Jul 27 – 31 (FULL)

Shoemaker

Thank you dear shoemaker for all that you do that I can run, skip, and jump too. As I walk along the path, I can collect some treasures from nature to paint and decorate.

Aug 3 – 7 (FULL)

Weaver

Thread by thread the weaver weaves his cloth. Let’s take all the colours of the rainbow and the finest jewels in the kingdom to create a royal weaving that’s fit for princesses and princes.

Aug 10 – 14 (FULL)

Fisherman

The wise fisherman cast his nets inhale of finding magical fish. We will cast find treasures of all kinds as we cast our nets and search for treasures. We will make our own bubble wand to cast magic and create bubbles that will float in the sky.

The great outdoors, right here in Hong Kong!

Every Wednesday we will spend the whole morning in a nearby park filled with 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: $2,400 per block (week)
  • 9 am to 3 pm: $3,800 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: 20% off
  • Offers may not be combined; the greatest discount rate would apply
Terms & conditions
  • Cancellations before Jun 1, 2020: 100% refund.
  • Cancellations between Jun 1 to Jun 30, 2020: 50% refund
  • Cancellation after Jun 30, 2020: 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.
Covid-19 situation

Full refund for a given week will be allowed if any one of the following conditions are met:

  1. the number of newly confirmed local cases exceed 5 in any day within the preceding 7 days;
  2. the total number of newly confirmed local cases exceed 25 in the preceding 7 days,
  3. the number of newly confirmed local and imported cases exceed 10 in any day within the preceding 7 days;
  4. the total number of newly confirmed local and imported cases exceed 50 in the preceding 7 days; OR
  5. the Hong Kong Government mandates a suspension of all playgroups.
Thank you for your interest. Our 2020 summer program is already full. Please come back next year!