Vital Years 2024: Weekend Only

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO READ BEFORE REGISTERING

We offer ‘weekend-only’ registration in the hope it enables those of you who may be travelling from further afield in Tasmania, or who cannot take time out of work during the week, to participate in a meaningful way in the shared learning and connection offered at our conference.

Saturday’s program includes a bus pick-up from Salamanca at 11.00am, a packed lunch, a trip over Kunanyi mountain and back to Tarremah Steiner School in time for the panel discussion on the topic of the week’s lectures, with all three of our overseas presenters.

Following afternoon tea, registrants can choose to attend one of the workshops offered. Following your workshop, there is time to tour the kindergartens, purchase beautiful art, crafts, and products in keeping with the Steiner ethos, at ‘The Marketplace’, and to catch up with friends and colleagues from around the country. 

The highlight of the day will be a lecture by Philipp Reubke, head of the Pedagogical Section of the Goetheanum, on “Waldorf Education: Support for Inner and Outer Activity”, with examples taken from kindergarten and school grades. 

The lecture is an introduction to the annual general meeting for SECA, the Australian Association for Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Education.

After the AGM and a sumptuous final conference dinner, you will be treated to an evening of performances, including eurythmy. Bus transport back to the city is included.

On Sunday morning the bus will bring you back to Tarremah from the city for a second lecture by Philipp Reubke, on the topic “Supporting the Consciousness of the Unity of Life - Waldorf Education as Contribution to an Ecological Attitude”.   

Finally, we will draw the raffle - a wonderful Vital Years’ fundraising tradition – with many beautiful prizes that you can see as they are uploaded on the SECA website, then share morning tea before the closing and farewells for the week-long conference.

We hope you will join us.

Program: Click here to download and print

For detailed information about the Keynote speakers, workshop choices and more

Poster: Click here to download and print

Please make available to share with colleagues, members of your school or organisation community, and others who may be interested.

Registration 

Weekend-only Registration: $165.00  
Members discount does not apply to the weekend only registration option.
 

Workshops:

Please choose one workshop from the selection of single sessions available for Saturday only

Please note: The following workshops advertised in the program are now full, and  not showing on the registration page.

  • Elements of a Bush Kindergarten Program:  Leesa Kerr
  • Knowing Your Own Being; Learning About Others The Nature of the Human Being, Life- Phases, the Pedagogical Law, and the Arts in Relation to the Human Being: Rod Tomlinson

Register Now! Workshops are filling up quickly!

Enquiries:

Accomodation and TransportContact Rosie: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meals: Contact Sal:  
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Workshop Leaders: Contact Kaara:
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Marketplace: Contact Karin: 
 
Raffle: Contact Chrisanthi:
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Financial Assistance: Individual members experiencing hardship and needing support to attend the conference, please speak to your Regional Representative.
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Registration: Contact Julie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Vital Years Conference is made possible by SECA

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Joining the Association  as an Individual member for one year membership is $70.00
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We hope to see you at the Conference!

Warm wishes from the Organising Team.

 

With thanks to our supporters...

Event Properties

Event Date 13-07-2024
Event End Date 14-07-2024
Capacity 700
Available place 692
Individual Price See the Conference Program for more information