Acaciawood goes off to Canada for Chiron. Thanks Gene!!

It's summer here in Dubai which means 40C+ weather for a while and also means an exodus of Parents and kids back to cooler climes. Some of the Acaciawood parents are attending the Chiron workshop in Toronto Canada to take a break from the heat and bring back some knowledge on Waldorf homeschooling for our kindi, and grade 1 to 4 kids for this coming September.

Here is a link to the Chiron workshop and a little info on some of the content and presenters. Lanalle (one of the Acaciawood parents and a naturopath here in Dubai) is a presenter this year and will be talking about children's health and home remedies and Acaciawood fun.

Our group has met with Gene Campbell (the program leader of this Chiron course) via skype calls and she has been our mentor for the group anthroposophical studies and parenting that we have done along the way. She is a very wise woman and she has certainly been instrumental in the success of the acaciawood initiative. Many many thanks to Gene!!

Here is a website copy of description explaining what Gene has created and a little of what Chiron is all about:

The Chiron Initiative

Chiron (ki'-ron) , a teacher of young heroes in Greek mythology, is the inspiration for this initiative of curriculum intensives and curriculum resources for homeschoolers and parents interested in integrating a Waldorf approach to education and home life.

High on Mount Pelion in Thessaly was the temple of Zeus, King of the Gods and of his wife, the lovely Hera. Near the summit was the cave of the King-Centaur Chiron, half man and half beast. It was there that Chiron raised and instructed his young heroes.
No heroes were ever better trained than those youths whose childhood had been spent with Chiron. He made them more swift of foot than any other children. He made them stronger and more agile. Moreover, Chiron taught his young heroes knowledge of the stars, of healing herbs and medicine, the art of music and the ways of the gods.
When it came time for them to bid a grateful farewell to their teacher, Chiron told them of the striving and sufferings in the world, of injustices and acts of nobility and he bade them to go forth and do mighty deeds 'as one who has the eyes of the immortals upon him'.