FUNdraising Events for 2013


We are pleased to announce the first of our FUNdraising events for 2013

Film Night – The Challenge of Rudolf Steiner: 21st and 28th January

January Updates: Cookery Course, 5-a-Side tournament…

‘The FUNdraiser’: our fundraising newsletter, first issue

Please click on a link above to discover more about any of these events.


Film Night

The Challenge of Ruldof Steiner

See here for more details of the film.

Filmed during 2011 – the 150th anniversary year of Rudolf Steiner’s birth – this two-part documentary by veteran film-maker Jonathan Stedall tells the story of Steiner’s remarkable life (1861-1925), as well as exploring the influence of his ideas and insights on a whole range of contemporary activities – education, agriculture, medicine, social and financial issues, and the arts. 

The film will be introduced by Fynn Stirm, our eurythmy teacher.

Presented in two parts. Contact Marco ( for further details.


January Updates

Are you bored of eating the same old things?
We’ve put together a selection of evenings to inspire you to adapt recipes to suit you and your lifestyle with Harmony House Cookery School. Cook up some new ideas for suppers, starters, sweets and snacks for all the family. From sauces to soufflés and cheesecakes to choux, picnics and parties to bread and baking
£15 per session or £75 for the six weeks on Wednesday’s starting Maximum of eight places

View or download the full Fundraising January 2013 Events Update as a pdf here.



‘The FUNdraiser’

Find out about our plans for 2013, who to contact and how you can get involved! Please download the first issue of our fundraising newsletter here: The FUNdraiser Issue 1

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Friends of York Steiner School


Friends: A New Group from York Steiner School

We are very pleased to announce the Friends of York Steiner School, a new group open to anyone with a connection to our school, particularly our ex-pupils and their families.

In the beginning, Friends of York Steiner School will offer;

  • dedicated web pages at
  • newsletters with updates from school and our current classes
  • news from our alumni and their adventures in the wide world
  • events for alumni and their families
  • that warm feeling that only Friends of York Steiner School really know!

We hope that, with your input, we can offer much more to our Friends in the future as the group develops.

The full announcement can be viewed or downloaded as a pdf here: FOYSS announcement

If you would like to join the Friends, please complete and return the following form: Join the FOYSS

Alternatively, complete the form online here.

Feel free to browse our Friends pages so far, including a Welcome letter from Michael Rose and pictorial memories from many moons ago!

We look forward to welcoming all our Friends, both old and new!

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Advent Fair Report


REVIEW: ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR                  24TH November 2012

Grace Richmond reporting from the York Steiner School Advent Fair.

The first thing that strikes me on entering the school is the wonderful decorations hanging down from the ceiling and on the windows. The smell of all this foliage is breathtaking.

Further along the corridor I can smell waffles and ‘hot dogs’ cooking.

About me children are dressed as elves, pixies and fairies and a tall man wearing a long robe and a false beard calls out, “The puppet show is about to begin, upstairs, in 2 minutes” and a few kids run off.

There is a great party atmosphere. I can hear a choir singing and I stop and listen to their beautiful harmonies.

I enter a large hall, which has been turned in to a market place with stalls selling homemade gifts, from felt cushions to ginger bread houses and everything in between!

A girl wearing bright yellow dungarees and a green hat tells me to go and eat at the amazing children’s café, so I make my way up there; it’s a lovely little room draped in blue and white cloths, a Christmas tree with presents of all different shapes and sizes lying underneath it.

I load up my plate with pasta salad, pizza, humus, veggies and much more… and all for just £1.50!

In the room next door I look at the 12 days of Christmas in miniature. It is the most magical place I have ever experienced and I got to make a wish!

I am definitely coming here again and I don’t even have to wait a year as the school hosts a fair in the spring too, and you should all put this in your calendar.

By Grace Richmond.

Class 6.


A huge thanks to Class 3 for organising the Fair!

An amazing total of over £9700 was raised on the day, with more than 725 adults – and many more children! – visiting us this year. The school looked incredibly festive with beautiful decorations everywhere.  The International Café was piled high with lots of beautiful cakes, the Main Café filled many an empty tummy with tasty goodness, and the Grotto was a magical feast based on the 12 days of Christmas.  The constant queue was testimony to the special place which is our Grotto, and over 400 hand-made gifts were given to Grotto visitors during the day.  Special thanks to Dee and Sophia for designing and coordinating the Grotto again!

A very big Thank You to all parents who donated time, energy, blood, sweat and tears to make the Advent Fair such a wonderful day.  The Office.

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