From the super stars behind Davao’s first Steiner/ Waldorf school:
It is our pleasure to inform you that the fun and dynamic brand of Steiner/Waldorf education will soon be available in Davao City through the Tuburan Institute. By June 2012, this non-stock, non-profit Steiner/Waldorf-inspired school will educate the whole child – “head, heart and hands” – encouraging them to explore their curiosity about people, the world, and the cosmos through developing their musicality and creativity and letting them engage in practical activities.
In preparation for Tuburan Institute’s opening on June 2012, a series of orientations have been organized for parents to learn about Waldorf/Steiner-inspired pedagogy. Nicanor Perlas, the co-founder of Manila Waldorf and Gamot Cogon Institute (GCI) will be in town on September 10, 2011 to facilitate the fourth Davao workshop with Movement of Imaginals for Sustainable Societies through Initiatives Organizing and Networking (MISSION). He has agreed to join us in the evening to share about how schools inspired by Waldorf/Steiner are producing “individuals who are able, in and of themselves, to impart meaning to their lives.” And not surprisingly so because Waldorf/Steiner-inspired schools help children fulfill their full potential and do not push them towards goals that adults and society find desirable. Waldorf/Steiner-inspired schools give children a moral lead yet avoid teaching a particular set of beliefs. Moreover, Waldorf/Steiner-inspired schools avoid forcing children into learning things before they are ready.
To learn more about Tuburan Institute and how Waldorf/Steiner education varies the curriculum according to the needs of each child, we would like to invite you to join the parents’ orientation on September 10, 2010 with Nicanor Perlas at Secuya Garden, Trinidad Greenhills subdivision, Ma-a, Davao City. We would like to request all guests to contribute Php 50. for the dinner that will be served at exactly 6 p.m. The orientation will follow at 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. We will start on time!
I’m friends with one of the head administrators of this school, Maya. I shared an office with her when I was still in college. She’s a very good writer and an amazing businesswoman. On top of that, she also is one of the most humble and good-natured people I know. That is why I am all-in for her when she told me about this school. Even though I’m taking a break from teaching, I’m still a teacher at heart, hehe.
I am hoping that you guys will have time to hear about this new brand of education. I bet it’s better than Montessori. 🙂