The McGregor Waldorf School was founded in 1994, in the year of the first democratic elections in South Africa. The school intended to be a RAINBOUW school where children of all language, cultural, socio-economic and racial background could attend school together in order to break the APARTHEID and help build a better society for all.
Now in 2012 it is still very much the intention. The school has mostly children from poor to very poor communities (black and coloured). Families choose the school because it offers English Medium education with a strong emphasis on visual art, dramatic art and crafts. The classes are small and the teachers have a special bond with all children.
The curriculum intends to educate the 'whole' child - head, heart and hands in order to guide them to become adults who can take responsibility for themselves, their families and their communities, who have empathy for the plight of others and who are able to put their ideals and ideas into practical action. All qualities sorely needed in a country that struggles to better the life of "all" South Africans. Half of the population still lives on or under the bread line of 40 euro a month and 15 million people rely on the government handouts to survive. There are 3.5 million children orphaned through the ravages of HIV/AIDS relying on their grandparents or olders siblings to raise them.
Families of the children contribute about 10% of the budget through school fees. The cost of edcuation needs to be covered by donations and sponsorships.
Donations are sought for our bursary fund so that we can keep providing quality education