The Australian Early Childhood Journal (Star Weavings) grew out of a need to strengthen communication between those working with the child under seven, both in Steiner Schools and the wider community. The weaving image was chosen to represent strength through a common foundation of Rudolf Steiner’s indications (the warp threads) and enrichment and enlivening through individuals sharing of their work (the creative weft threads).
Star Weavings was founded by Susan Perrow and Julia Sherriff in Byron Bay, 1989. It continued for the next 26 years to provide two print issues per year to many subscribers in Australia and NZ (and a few other international folk). Over this time it grew and blossomed in the hands of four different editors - Susan Perrow, Paulene Hanna, Vicki Kearney and Jane Evans.
In 2016 the print version was suspended due to the dramatic increase in postal rates in Australia. A new e-newsletter edited by Connie Grawert helped to keep members informed of developments in Steiner/Waldorf early childhood education at home and overseas.
Star Weavings e-newsletter is a benefit of membership of the Association. Since 2020, the Star Weavings e-newsletter has been published quarterly, and is emailed to all individual members of the Association, to member early childhood organisations and schools in Australia, and to our IASWECE colleagues via the Mailchimp platform.