The rhythmic cycle of the year is celebrated in all Steiner schools. We foster a sense of harmony with the changing seasons. These changes are reflected in our activities and nature. The children will recreate the event in a dramatic story or ceremony. Milkwood celebrates seasonal and cultural festivals. We have developed our programs to include the six seasons of our local region.
As whole school events we celebrate:
Easter – Easter celebration, Easter Egg hunt and special Easter Story Puppet Show
Winter Solstice/ Lantern Festival – An evening during Wurrgeng in which a spiral of lanterns is created by the children followed by a community supper.
Michaelmas – An evening school play with harvest table and shared dinner is celebrated during the season of Gurrung.
Advent – A story, concert and shared lunch with contributions from all families.
Further seasonal festivals are created by community member Diane Lucas and are advertised in the school newsletter. These festivals are complementary to the curriculum and a joy to experience.
Gudjeuk Camp in Litchfield
Banggerreng Day Festival
Yegge Day festival
Wurrgeng Camp in Litchfield
Gurrung afternoon at Lee Point beach
Gunumeleng camp in Litchfield