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Dragon Boat Challenge: Steiner Sailors Wanted!

24.03.2013

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

DRAGON BOAT RACE 2013

11th Annual Dragon Boat Challenge

A York Steiner School team will take part in this year’s Dragon Boat Race on the Ouse on Sunday 14th July – and we’re looking for volunteers! The Dragon Boats are long canoes, rowed by happy, smiling people with single-bladed paddles, Canadian style. Have a look at www.yorkrotary.co.uk to get an idea.

Rowers take part in fancy dress – the year of One Bad Clown Crew was truly memorable. The teams race against the clock in heats of four boats along the river by the Museum Gardens to qualify for a grand final later in the day. It’s a big local event and gets the city centre buzzing!

It’s also a significant fundraiser for the school and the city, with money from individual sponsorship going to the Rotary Club’s chosen charity (this year Help for Heroes) and to each team’s chosen charity – for us, the school! Over the last three years nearly £5,000 has been raised for the school. What an increbible effort! These funds are still in reserve and will be put towards a major project which will significantly help develop the school environment.

Rowers need to be able to swim and are expected to raise at least £50 of individual sponsorship. An additional individual contribution of £20 is asked, towards the team registration fee. We want to fill a squad of twenty so that a couple of reserves are available. This will mean that some will row all three heats whilst some (chosen at random) will rotate out for one of the races.

If you are interested in joining the crew or would like more information, please contact Tony Marshall-Griffiths via the school office (01904 654983 or email info@yorksteinerschool.org)

Below are a couple of photos from the first time the Steiner Sailors took part, in Summer 2010, and a terribly motley crew they look!

Dragon Boat Challenge 2010: The Steiner Sailors

Who wouldn’t want to join them? They may have a touch of scurvy and seen the tongue of the cat more than once, but they’re our Steiner Sailors, and we wouldn’t be without them!

 

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Class 1 Teacher

22.03.2013

Class 1 Teacher 2013/14

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed person to become our new Class 1 teacher.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, 10th May 2013.
Observed Teaching will take place week commencing 13th May 2013.

For full details of the post and how to apply please see our Job Opportunities page.

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Term Dates 2013-14

20.03.2013

Our term dates for next year, 2013-14, are now available here as a pdf;

Term Dates 2013-14

Here they are in full;

School opens Wednesday 4th September 2013

 

School closes Thursday 24th October 2013

                                                                                               

Staff Training Day Friday 25th October 2013

 

  HALF TERM

 

School opens Monday 4th November 2013

 

School Closes Wednesday 18th December 2013 at 12.45pm

                                                                                               

  CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

                                                                               

School opens

 

Tuesday 7th January 2014
School closes

 

Friday 14th February 2014                            

                                                                                               

  HALF TERM        

 

School opens Monday 24th February 2014

 

School closes Friday 28th March 2014 

                                                                                               

  EASTER HOLIDAYS (Easter 20th April)                     

                                                                                                 

Staff Training Day Tbc

 

School opens Tuesday 22nd April 2014

 

School closed – Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2014

 

School closes Friday  23rd May 2014

                                                                                               

  HALF TERM

 

School opens Monday 2nd June 2014

 

School closes Friday 11th  July 2014 at 12.45pm

                                                                                               

Work Week Saturday 12th July – Friday 18th July 2014

 

 

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The Gift of Learning

18.03.2013

This video was commissioned by the SWSF:

The Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship commissioned ITN to make this short film to look at some of the key features of a Steiner School including:
– how Steiner Schools nurture spiritual development in keeping with the cultural setting of the school and without being tied to a particular faith;
– the emphasis on “doing” to complement academic learning;
– how the absence of testing in the younger years nurtures enthusiasm for learning;
– the importance of quietness and contemplation as part of the school day.

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Comic Relief

17.03.2013

Well done to everyone who joined in with Comic Relief at school, especially all the classes that made such an effort to dress up as everything from Charlie Chaplin to a road sign, from fairies and wizards to mice and cats, knights, princesses, Super Mario… and all in a good cause!

Some particular highlights of costumes worn by the staff can be found below!

Gill (left) and Julie (right), as Morticia Addams and Hilda Ogden (or Mrs Overall, or Margaret Thatcher… ), setting a great example as front of house. Gill, of course, was dressing down especially for this day.

Jonny, Class 1, as an evil sorcerer.

Jonathan, Class 8, as a pirate. We think. We were too scared to ask!

Oh Darling! Vivienne, Class 7, was Absolutely Fabulous all day long!

 

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