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Social Understanding Gender and Sexuality 

  • Milkwood Steiner School 107 Boulter Road Berrimah, NT, 0828 Australia (map)

September 10,
6pm - 7:30pm

The evening is offered to parents in advance of meeting with the students. We look at the content that will be brought to Class 5, 6 & 7 bridging it to the pictures of human development on which the Steiner/Waldorf Curriculum is based. It helps to recognise the relevant depth and progression anthroposophy brings to this important aspect of life and the responsibility of community in raising children and working together to promote individual wellbeing. We address the main issues confronting child health and wellbeing in current times, with examples of how we can counter the unbalancing effects, and the social conditioning around gender that contributes to the struggles within out changing social structures.

Wednesday September 11
11am - 12:30pm
Class 6 & 7

Thursday September 12
11am - 12 noon

Class 5

The program content for children starts the year the child turns 11 years old, an age when the growth in the child’s body and soul develops towards puberty. The change of teeth, puberty, social understanding and cultural conditioning around gender stereotyping are the themes of the discussion. In Class 7 this extends towards the theme of attraction. Therefore Class 7 will have an extended time without the Class 6. The themes are typically built upon by an annual visit from facilitators which is extended and supported by the school staff with professional development courses, mentoring and online resources to connect it to main lessons.

With Louise Schnitzhofer