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Events by Torin Finser

Kia ora koutou!

We are very fortunate to have Dr. Torin M. Finser Phd agree to hold two wonderful events at Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School in January 2024!

Public Talk: Education for Nonviolence and Healing – The Waldorf Way

Thursday, 25th January 2024 | 7pm – 8.30pm
Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School Community Hall
5 Helios Place, Titirangi, 0604 NZ

Register here for the public talk

A wonderful opportunity to meet and hear Dr Finser talk about Waldorf Education and how it is needed even more in 2024 and beyond.

Dr Torin Finser will be sharing how Waldorf independent schools provide much needed pathways towards wholeness – sensory and nature-based education; the arts; character education; community building; traditions of hospitality…to name just a few of the topics covered in his book Education For Nonviolence – The Waldorf Way.
Waldorf schools are founded on the social ideals grounded in an abiding belief that our schools can make a crucial difference in building a future society that is less violent, more just, and truly compassionate.

$10 suggested donation/koha is appreciated

A 1-day Seminar for School Leaders: Leading For Change

Saturday 27th January 2024 | 9am – 4pm
Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School Community Hall
5 Helios Place, Titirangi, 0604 NZ

The last few years have brought unprecedented challenges to Waldorf/Steiner schools, especially to our teachers and administrators. Layered over long-standing issues of low pay, long hours, concerned parents, and shared governance, schools have had to navigate the aftermath of covid while working with new financial constraints, to name but a few issues.

At the cross-roads of these pressing issues, how can school leaders lead with purpose?

Speaking in New Zealand for the first time, Dr Torin Finser will share the work he has been doing as Program Director of the Waldorf Low-residency Educational Leadership Program,who will share some samplings of the topics covered in the WLP such as group dynamics, role clarity, communication, conflict resolution, navigating change efforts, and collaborative leadership, among other topics.

“…we need to share our questions, discuss them with open-mindedness, and find the common language to help us work together more productively. Each of us has a part to play. Any adult who takes responsibility for a task is a leader. Our schools need servant leadership as never before.” – Torin Finser

The Seminar will be supported by two 40-minute social eurythmy sessions to frame the day. This will be led by Simone Hamblett, a Eurythmy teacher and therapist based in Christchurch. Simone also teaches at the Rudolf Steiner School in Christchurch.

Click here to: Register your interest to attend the 1-day Seminar

This event is sponsored by some members of our school community, so attendance fees will be waived for TRSS school staff and parents. Public attendance fees are subsidised at $75 per person/$50 pp for 2 or 3 from the same school. Please indicate your interest via the registration form as soon as possible as we expect places to fill up fast. We look forward to hosting you all!