The Noongar season Djeran (Autumn) gave us a magical day to start Term 2 at Helena River Steiner School. It was so heartening to see so many students back at our school and we look forward to the time when we can welcome all children back. Until then, we are committed to supporting all our beautiful students, both learning from home and at school.
We have eased into the new term with morning verses in the sunshine with our Kindy class. Our Middle class has enjoyed a musical start to Term 2 by learning a Noongar lullaby on the recorder and they have also engaged in the planting of a Helena River Steiner School favourite – fava beans (which will be delicious soon with butter and garlic). It’s certainly a wonderful time to be in the garden and enjoying this beautiful weather!
Our Upper Primary class is embarking on a beautiful Main Lesson project this term entitled, “Roots”. Students – both at school and those undertaking home learning – will research their own family roots and create an aesthetically presented autobiography. Students will map their family’s journey across the world, creating a family tree and telling their own stories. We are very much looking forward to sharing these insightful stories as the weeks progress.
Our home learning students are also enjoying a gentle start to Term 2 with the Lower Primary class embarking on an exciting literacy lesson – a reading and workbook for, “The King of Ireland’s Son”. Our home learning families will now be establishing their own daily rhythms. If you want to read more on the importance of rhythm, you can read an article published earlier, here.