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:

Term 1

Easter – Easter celebration, Easter Egg hunt and special Easter Story Puppet Show

Term 2

Winter Solstice/ Lantern Festival – An evening during Wurrgeng in which a spiral of lanterns is created by the children followed by a community supper.

Term 3

Michaelmas – An evening school play with harvest table and shared dinner is celebrated during the season of Gurrung.

Term 4

Advent – A story, concert and shared lunch with contributions from all families.


Seasonal Festivals:

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