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Roseway Waldorf School is a coeducational privately funded school in Alverstone, near Botha's Hill, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was founded in February 1985. The school now has programs from preschool through high school.[1][2] The school is based on the principles of Waldorf education, laid down by the founder of Waldorf education, Rudolf Steiner.

Roseway Waldorf School
Roseway Waldorf Logo.svg
D435, Alverstone


School typeKindergartenHigh School
MottoCreative Education for Life Long Learning
Exam BoardKZN
GradesBaby- matric

The school is situated on a hilltop farm overlooking the Valley of a Thousand Hills[2] and serves as the site of the Alverstone air monitoring station,[3] one of 14 such sites in the Air Quality Monitoring Network in the South Durban Basin.[4]


Roseway Waldorf School follows the Waldorf Steiner Curriculum.

The Steiner Waldorf curriculum is holistic and spans the age range from 3–18 years. It places emphasis on integrating nature, art, crafts, drama and music into all academic learning including science & mathematics. It addresses all the multiple intelligences, including emotional literacy and kinesthetic learning.

In addition to developing analytical, logical and reasoning skills as education has always done, it focuses on the development of imagination, creativity, memory and flexible thinking skills.

The Steiner curriculum is based on understanding the development of a child and how children learn at different ages. It encourages the development of each child’s sense of truth, beauty, and goodness, and inspires in each child a lifelong love of learning. The Waldorf curriculum runs from preschool till the class 12 year (18 year old)

In their 13th year Roseway pupils write the National Senior Certificate Exam. This year, while inspired and strengthened by the Waldorf methodology, follows the D.O.E CAPS curriculum. All work at this level is moderated and signed off by department officials. Learners choose seven of the 16 matriculation subjects offered at Roseway, namely:

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans FAL
  • IsiZulu FAL
  • Mathematics or Mathematical literacy
  • Litcy, Life Orientation
  • Physical Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Geography
  • History
  • Economics
  • Consumer Studies
  • Tourism
  • Religion Studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Dramatic Art


  1. ^ Roseway Waldorf School: Our school. Accessed 2010-05-23.
  2. ^ a b "South African Waldorf Schools and Programs" (PDF), Journal for Waldorf / Rudolf Steiner Teachers, 8 (1): 24, May 2006, retrieved 2010-05-23
  3. ^ Carnie, Tony (2004-08-05). "Durban's pollution levels go online". The Mercury – Environment. Independent Online. Retrieved 2008-01-10.
  4. ^ "Local airquality: Durban". Air Online. Retrieved 2008-01-10.

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