The following links provide resources for Nelson Waldorf School parents, not only current but future and past too (these links are also available via the menu above).
- View and print the latest School Bulletin. You can also download Hot Lunch Order Forms.
- Look up upcoming events on the School Calendar.
- Find out about the school's Parent Council.
- Read about the All School Welcome and Celebration, an event at the beginning of each school year for parents to find out more about how the school community works together in bringing Waldorf Education to our children.
- View and print the Parent Handbook.
- Get recommendations for reading resources about Waldorf education.
- Find some useful internet links to learn more about the city of Nelson, the surrounding area, and Waldorf education.
As Waldorf parents and teachers, we share a special partnership in the nurturing and development of the children in our care. As partners, we need to be in close touch. Parents are the "eyes and ears" at home, just as the teachers are the "eyes and ears" at school. Teachers encourage parents to share their insights, questions, and goals regarding their children's development. Regular parent meetings, parent teacher conferences, and visits with the teacher help maintain the communications so vial to our work together.
Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled throughout the year. These conferences are held to discuss the development and well-being of each child. The teacher presents a progress report and provides an opportunity to exchange ideas and questions.
The end-of-year report is a detailed narrative prepared by the class teacher, describing each child's academic and social progress over the course of the year. This report is an official transcript of the child's elementary Waldorf education.
The responsibility for the success of every activity of a class lies with the teacher. However, the quality of that success is greatly shaped by the support that teacher receives from the school and from the parent body. Parents have a wealth of experience, talent, and dedication to offer a teacher and, as a way to best access this resource, the school-wide practice is that a teacher have one or two designated parents who act as class representatives.