Since we moved to Puerto Princesa a year ago, I have been in search for a good school or play space for Santiago to interact with other children. When I say good, it must meet certain criterias:
1. Must have qualified, loving & patient teachers who can speak impeccable English and Tagalog. Parents should understand the importance of choosing the right people who will handle our children when we do leave them in school. I've always believed that the parent is the first teacher, so we should strive to find teachers that have the same values as us and can handle and love our kids the way we do too!
2. Venue should have an appropriate classroom setting and huge green outdoor area where children are free to run, play and just be. I've seen some classrooms that feel like a colorful big box where very young children are force fed information they have no use for. Oh and others don't even have spaces to run outside. This is so anti-kids because it is natural for children to move!
3. Not too many kids per class to give ample breathing space per student.
4. Curriculum is the key - since I have been exposed to the Waldorf Schools, Creative Space in Pasig and the dreamy Green School in Bali. I longed for a school that can deliver the same approaches with emphasis on the true nature of the child and eco-conscious ways :)
So, I didn't find any school that met those and have waited almost a year until this blessing came to be...
Karawatan: A Waldorf Inspired Kindergarten in Puerto Princesa
You are all invited to the Waldorf Education orientation by Teacher Mimi Abis on March 12 (Saturday) 4-6pm at the Karawatan Kindergarten Bacosa Compound Abanico corner Socrates Road, Brgy. San Pedro, Puerto Princesa. For more inquiries, please contact Dr. Grace Zozobrado-Hahn 0921-6541228.
Now you know where Santi will be going to Kindergarten this year! ;)
Please review links on other Waldorf Schools in the Philippines :)
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In 2010: Santi plays with Benny and a friend on the sandbox of Mikael Playgarden, a Waldorf inspired day care in ISIP, Makati.