July 2019

Start of Week Three of the RSCT's 2019 Summer Festival of the Arts and Education

Above: Merwin Lewis welcomes a new student to his Waldorf Essentials class on Monday morning of Week Three.

Attendance for Week Three of the RSCT's 2019 Summer Festival is up substantially from earlier estimates with about 60 students now enrolled. Merwin Lewis' morning class on Waldorf Essentials has 23 students this year, up from just four last year. There are 18 in James Brian's Waldorf 100 course and 16 in Heather Church's Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood program.

Elisabeth Chomko (photo above), who led the morning singing last week, is back again with a whole new set of songs. This week includes five students attending from the Everlasting Tree School. One of these, Konwenten:ras, spoke a Haudenosaunee morning prayer in the Mohawk language after the singing.

In students from foreign lands, this week we welcome four more students from Korea, making a total of nine in attendance this week. There is also one student from Lebanon.

Above: four new students from Korea arrived in Canada this weekend in time for class on Monday morning.

Graduation on Thurs. July 25th

Just a reminder that the graduation for students in the three-year part-time Professional Development for Waldorf Teachers program takes place this Thursday at 5 pm. Everyone is invited. No RSVP is required. Just show up at the RSCT seminar room on the Thornhill campus at 9100 Bathurst St. Thornhill.

And up in Durham, at Glencolton Farms, the first ever Young Adult Retreat program started this past Sunday July 21st and continues through Saturday July 27th.

Above and below: pictures from Marie France's games class in the TWS gym, Monday afternoon. Above: introductions. Below: stretching exercises.

Above and below: Lunch time this year is a little longer than last year, to allow for in-depth conversations. Some like to spend their lunch outdoors on the grass (above). Others prefer to be inside where it's air-conditioned. That's Merwin Lewis and Heather Church in conversation in the photo below.

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