Our fair began with a very heartfelt Welcome to Country by Aunty Carol and lovely musical items from our students. The wonderful performances by the students continued on under Steve Grieve’s smooth coordination at the music tent. The flying fox was extremely popular and all of the activities led by parents brought a richness to the theme of connecting to nature and to community. The food was a gourmet treat and the coffee shop just gets better every year.
In my opening speech I spoke of harmony arising out of making a circle and listening to one another, finding each other and working out how we can make something beautiful together that respects our individuality but serves the whole. I was speaking in the context of our once a week high school singing. Yet the Fair as a whole left me with an impression very much like this, of Harmony. This is a gift to our children and young people, a gift to our community and to our world.
Originally a high school teacher in the public system, Lynn has also taught at TAFE and in community settings. In the Steiner context, she has previously been a kindergarten and primary school teacher. In addition to her roles as Chair and Principal, Lynn is High School Co-Ordinator, teaches Geography and History, and co-ordinates the Outdoor Education Programme. Lynn has a B. Arts (UWA) and a Dip. Ed. (WA Secondary Teachers College).