The WA Steiner Schools Alumni Association (Wassaa) was officially launched and formally incorporated on 19th September, 2019 as one of the worldwide events celebrating 100 years of Steiner/Waldorf education.

A group of around 33 people, including alumni students from five WA Steiner Schools, gathered in a forum discussion on the topic of Growing the seeds of change – The graduate Steiner community at Perth Waldorf School.

Joan Sleigh from the Executive Council of the Goetheanum, and Anthroposophy Australia’s General Secretary Jan Baker-Finch, were special guests, who spoke of the worldwide support for Steiner alumni communities as ‘the next phase’ of fostering social change in how Steiner graduates engage with the world and its future. They were particularly interested that Wassaa includes past parents, employees and volunteers as alumni, given these intrinsic roles in nurturing the growth of Steiner schools and the student journey within them.

 

The icing on the cake is that Wassaa was formally incorporated, on the same day, under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015.

 

Wassaa extends its thanks to all WA Steiner Schools for sowing the seeds of the Wassaa development; with specific thanks to the Perth Waldorf School for its financial support, as well as providing a space for the administrative needs necessary to bring the Association into being.

 

As 2019 graduation time draws closer, Wassaa will be liaising with WA Steiner schools to bring news of member benefits and events to all Wassaa alumni.

Joan Sleigh