Dandenong Ranges Steiner School
Remote Learning for the second time
As Victorians experience the second wave of lockdown, students at Dandenong Ranges Steiner School are once again learning from home. Here is a message from the management team at Dandenong Ranges to their families:
Thanks to everyone for doing the very best they can in these uncertain and changing times. It’s confronting and can be anxiety-provoking – wearing masks in public, having temperatures checked, being limited in our movements – our community is on high alert.
In the midst of this one of the solid, reliable things we have is the rhythm that Steiner education offers. The steady rhythm of main lesson, practice lesson and artistic activities/connection with nature enveloped in a curriculum that is so carefully focused on the ages and stages that our children are at.
Supporting that further we can observe rhythms at home and the rhythm of the days and nights, weeks and months. Holding on to our rhythms can be a great solace for ourselves and our children in these changing and turbulent times. There’s a breathing in and a breathing out rhythm that goes with it, and right now it’s very important to remember the breathing out part.
We know that remote learning the second time around is harder for many people. People managed and got through the first time; having to go back to it again isn’t easy. The teachers have made adjustments to the workload this time so that it meets the requirements expected and is also aimed at being manageable for everyone (if anyone does want further extension work for their child please let your teacher know). We hope there is time in the day to get your main lesson and practice work done, and also enjoy a bike ride, walk in the bush, baking at home etc.
DRSS Management Team – Cath, Carol, Dionne and Tamsenne
College of Teachers Chair – Karin PennyAug 2020