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Educating the whole child

Art and music


Both art and music lessons form part of the day-to-day curriculum at Michael Mount, and not only instil a creative interest in our children, but also act as educational tools that stimulate brain development, especially in the younger grades when our children learn to play the recorder and participate in various crafts.

Our teachers incorporate the Seven Lively Arts (Drama, Drawing, Movement, Music, Modelling, Painting, and Speech) into their teaching as a means to enrich the educational process, helping the students to retain concepts and develop a love of learning.



Handwork is an integral part of the Waldorf curriculum from Early Childhood to Class 11. Each year the handwork activity is paired with the developmental stage and needs of the student. Activities include knitting, crocheting and sewing, as well as weaving on a loom, felting, and leather bookbinding.

These projects play a significant role in fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and brain development, as well as in encouraging confidence, perseverance, patience, and creativity. Each year new skills are acquired, or old skills are developed and honed.



The children are introduced to woodwork in Class 5, where they work with their hands to carve spoons, bowls, and small animals out of wood. Using a rasp and chisel takes patience, resilience, and flexibility.

Working with wood to create something useful, unique and beautiful sparks curiosity and leads to a sense of achievement and a deeper appreciation for that which we create and own.



Eurythmy is an expressive art form that combines movement and rhythm with music and spoken word. It was developed by Rudolf Steiner together with his wife, Marie von Sivers, as a way to unite the artistic and spiritual aspects of human experience.

The practice of Eurythmy is used in Waldorf schools to help develop self-awareness, coordination, and creativity, while also fostering a deeper connection between the individual and the world around them.



The approach to sport within the Waldorf curriculum is unique, in that the lessons are age-appropriate and match the child’s physical capabilities as well as their emotional needs.

Students attend sport lessons as part of their weekly timetable, where they are introduced to various sports and games which allow them to hone their physical and social skills and develop a healthy relationship to sports. Extra-mural sports are also available.

Class plays


The intention of putting together a class play goes beyond providing entertainment for the community. In fact, the class play presents the opportunity to reinforce various aspects of the Waldorf curriculum, and strengthens the sense of interdependence in the class. The class play meets the student at their stage of social development, both in subject matter and in practice.

Students are presented with the opportunity to develop their confidence, learn more about themselves, and discover what it means to work in union with one another. In the Primary School, class plays tend to be presented to smaller audiences in their classrooms and are performed in chorus in the lower grades, while the Class 8 and 11 plays are advanced productions that are presented to the extended community.

Seasonal festivals

Michael Mount Waldorf School celebrates numerous seasonal Waldorf festivals throughout the year, in which all members of the community are included. These include Easter celebrations, as well as the St John’s Festival, Michaelmas, and the Advent season.

These festivals expose our children to the natural rhythms of life and our connection to each other and the world. While these are of Christian origin, our celebrations are centred on the appreciation of the seasons and of the universal messages which each festival brings.




~ Michael Mount Waldorf School St. John's festival