The Waldorf Steiner Grade School Course started in 2014 as a parent cooperative with the purpose of providing a holistic, humanistic and nurturing education for children, in true spirit of the pedagogy known as Waldorf or Steiner Pedagogy. The school is growing with the children who are enrolled in it. Currently there are classes for the lower primary grades. The aim, however, is for the classes to grow up to grade 8 and, in time, to add a Secondary Education Program.
The school is jointly managed by parents, teachers and staff, who participate in various committees and thus contribute to the organic growth of the school. We accept that challenges and conflicts are drivers in this growth process, pointing at areas that can be improved. Members of the school community strive to meet each other in an open and respectful manner, trusting the unifying will-impulse in us, which serves the children. We believe that children have the right to develop into physically and emotionally healthy and ultimately free human beings, which enables them to take charge of their life and to contribute with their unique gifts to our society.
The legal responsibilities for the school’s operation lie with the School Board and the Directors of The Waldorf Steiner School Ltd., a company limited by guarantee operating not-for-profit. Pedagogical decisions rest with the College of Teachers, including the acceptance of a child into the Program. Parent Committees provide support and input in administrative and operational matters. In particular, the Finance Committee oversees the financial sustainability of the school and strives to find the balance of the financial needs of the School with the financial means of the families within the School community.
Parents enrolling their child in the program are encouraged to actively contribute to the life and growth of the School in whatever way they can. Each of us is bringing a unique gift to this joint endeavor. As we are all in the process of becoming better teachers and better parents, the School promotes and offers workshops, seminars and other activities that help us in our self-education.
“To truly know the world, look deeply within your own being;
to truly know yourself, take a real interest in the world.”
THE WALDORF STEINER SCHOOL LTD.
REGN: 201628632 Z
12 Jan 2018 – 11 Jan 2019
76 Jalan Senang Singapore 418401
Mentor & Board of Directors
Born in 1943 in Germany, Horst Hellmann has spent over 30 years teaching in Steiner schools. Since 1982 he has been conducting seminars to train Waldorf teachers in Australia, India, Taiwan, Thailand and Philippines such as Iloilo in 2005. He was involved in setting up 14 schools/initiatives across Australia and Asia. Presently, he is setting up a Waldorf-inspired School in Davao, Tuburan Institute, and Dulyapat in Khonkaen, Thailand. He is also a mentor for The Waldorf Steiner School in Singapore and a main trainer for Waldorf Primary Teacher’s Training Modules in Singapore.
School Board of Directors
Toh Yeng Yen
Ang Bee San
Choong Pei Tzin
Academic and Examination Board
Toh Yeng Yen
Wong Yuen San
College of Teachers
The grade teachers conduct the curriculum of main lessons (English, Maths, Science, History, Geography) for their class through grade 1 to grade 8.
Toh Yeng Yen Grade 3 (2018)
Yeng Yen has a Diploma in Rudolf Steiner Education from Taruna College in New Zealand. Earlier, she completed Steiner Early Childhood Teacher Training in Thailand. She also holds a Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood Education - Leadership, Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (DECCE-Teaching), and Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management. With a wealth of experience from student care services, preschools and enrichment circles, Yeng Yen is dedicated to realizing a vision of holistic education for children. She is currently pursuing Bothmer (movement & sports) training to enrich her teaching.
She is the main class teacher for Grade 3 in 2018.
She also teaches in subject lessons for Movement & Sports, Music, Handwork, Artistic Lessons (Drawing, Painting, Modelling).
Wong Yuen San Grade 1&2 (2018)
Yuen San holds a diploma in education and various qualifications in English teaching, and drama. She has been a teacher in mainstream school for more than 10 years and has since begun her exploration of Waldorf pedagogy in several training courses and conferences.
She is the main class teacher for Grade 1&2 in 2018.
She also teaches in subject lessons for Artistic lessons (Drawing, Painting, Modelling), Handwork.
Choong Pei Tzin Queenny Chinese as a Foreign Language
Queenny is the first and only Chinese teacher in Singapore who uses Word Sense Learning to teach Chinese. For the past 3 years she has studied this method under Taiwanese teacher Zhao Li Zhen, the founder of Word Sense Learning (字感教学). She has also completed 1 year of Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Training in Hong Kong. This year she has commenced the 5-year IPMT (International Postgraduate Medical Training) course in Penang.
Since 2015, she has joined the Primary School as a teacher for Chinese language.
Nandita Ashok Handwork
Ms Ashok joined our faculty of teachers since 2015 and has dedicated her skills and talents in teaching handwork and crafts to our students of all levels. She received her training in Waldorf pedagogy through internship when the school started in 2015.
The teaching faculty is joined by part time teachers and also invites local and overseas Waldorf-trained teachers from time to time.
The school administration is managed by a team of personnel from diverse backgrounds:
Toh Yeng Yen School Manager
Choong Pei Tzin School Manager
Eleonora Salvemini Enrollments Coordinator
The school administration is also supported by other dedicated professionals and volunteers.
The school board is supported by the following dedicated parents’ groups:
Committee for Pedagogical Education & Training
Committee for Premises Relocation
Committee for Community Events & Outreach