School Away From School
(COVID-19 Response Plan)

On Friday, March 27th, our Faculty Meeting took place via Zoom.  We have been working with some questions over the past two months in pursuit of our mission as the faculty of South Shore Waldorf School.  

In these current circumstances, our work with these questions is more important than ever.

We would like to share these questions with you.  Perhaps they resonate in you.

  • How do we know when to rely on each other?
  • How do we build trust and confidence in each other’s leadership?
  • How do we connect with and support each other daily?
  • How can we be instruments for each other’s spiritual development?
  • How can we infuse our festivals with connection and form?
  • How can we serve the school?
  • How do we carry beauty into the world?
  • How do we create clarity so that we are confident in our roles?

Our faculty met Friday, March 20, 2020 on the last day of our March Break. We are completely committed to being innovative in meeting the challenges we face as a community and providing our students with an excellent education.

One of the advantages of our shared experience is that it strengthens our bond, and frees us to be productive in building up our capacity to acknowledge genuine feelings and connect those to meaningful actions. As a close community we are here to see each other through, not see through each other. The faculty is grateful for the continued opportunity to lead the school community. Logistically there will be challenges, requiring the creative capacity of our full community.

Meeting the needs of each individual class and developmental stage is complex in regular circumstances. In these extraordinary circumstances, we are learning, innovating, and trying new ideas. Not everything we try is going to work. When things do not work, we are grateful for the flexibility we have to try something else, and the patience and humour of our community.

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we respond to what has now been declared a state of emergency.

As the days progress, we will be updating this section of our website regularly. Adding resources, both created and curated, for our school families as well as the public. We will be making as much of our content available to the public as possible. Some of our content will only be available through our Google Classrooms, which are reserved for families. For more information, email


Steadfast I stand in the world
With certainty I tread the path of life
Love I cherish in the core of my being
Hope I carry into every deed
Confidence I imprint upon my thinking
These five lead me to my goal
These five lead me to my existence.

Rudolf Steiner

The healthy social life is found
When in the mirror of each human soul
The whole community finds its reflection
And when in the community
The strength of each one is living.

Rudolf Steiner


The Simplicity Parenting Podcast with Kim John Payne

Preparing children for the changes we’re going through right now, finding the helpers (health care providers), talking about wellness versus illness, and answering the hard questions they have about death and fears for older family members. Each talk explores other aspects of daily life that make this a positive time for connection and balance, rhythm at home, the need for down time and decompression time, and how to filter information for children. We always come back to: Is it kind? Is it true to my values? Is it necessary right now? and in these times in particular Is it securing?   
Click Here

Grab some handwork and listen to a book!
Ms. Eady’s book suggestions are: Anne of Green Gables, The Birchbark House, The Children’s Homer, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, Edward Lear’s poetry, Five Children and It. If you stay within the “elementary” section you won’t need to pre-read or “hear” books to know if they are appropriate.
Free Audible audio books for elementary aged children:   Click Here

In Difficult Times: How Do I Find and Create Goodness for My Children? –
by Susan Weber
In difficult times such as these it is not easy to feel the goodness in life. In an external crisis, our urge is often to listen and see the news and to share our feelings with other adults. As a consequence, it is easy for the children around us to be exposed to things that they cannot understand, to become fearful about situations they will never see and cannot change even if we think that the media or adult conversations are not attended to by the children. Read More




Get In Touch

Contact your class teacher if you have any questions or requests regarding Distance Education during COVID-19.


MONIKA WILDEMANN – Chickadee Hollow

KAITLIN BROWN – Robin’s Nest

MARGARET FORSEY – Parent and Tot



KERRY EADY – Grades 4&5

TIA MUSHKA – Grades 6&7