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Class Teacher 2014

27.01.2014

Applications are invited for the position of Class Teacher 2014.  This post requires a commitment to an eight-year journey with the children in addition to the appropriate teaching qualifications and experience. If you would like to apply, we would welcome your application!

Full details, together with the application forms, can be found on our Job Opportunities page.

Thank you, and good luck!

Class 1, wet-on-wet painting

Class 3, Joseph’s Coat of Many Adjectives!

Class 6, geometry

Class 8, papercut tree

 

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Preparing for Life

24.01.2014

Recognition of the benefits of Steiner education have been featured in many recent media reports, such as those regarding the age a child should begin school (in the UK) and how, for example, parents working in high-tech companies choose no-tech / low-tech Steiner education as the best start for their children.

The Waldorf School of the Peninsula, located in Silicon Valley, California, have made the video below. Parents, pupils and teachers give their views on Steiner Waldorf education.

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Cafe Manager Position Available

16.01.2014

We are currently looking for a Cafe Manager to cover while Jess is off on maternity leave.

The suitable candidate will be expected to provide high quality vegetarian food for staff, parents and pupils from our school cafe, Rudolfs Diner.  The candidate will also need to be capable of maintaining our excellent standards of food hygiene!

If you are interested, please see the details on our Job Opportunities page.

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E-Safety Evening for Parents

13.01.2014

Technology advances at an ever increasing rate and many parents, myself included, can feel somewhat left behind and unsure of how best to integrate new technology into their family life in a safe and secure way.

Given that many of the older children access the internet via various devices and use internet-connected mobile phones outside of school, we have arranged for P.C. Andy Patchett of North Yorkshire Police to visit school and talk to parents about internet and media safety.

P.C. Patchett has already spoken with the teaching staff and we believe the information he has to share is not only interesting and relevant but also important to parents.

We would therefore like to invite all parents to listen to P.C. Patchett and to have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions around this important topic.

The E-Safety Evening will be on Wednesday 29th January, from 7 pm, in Class 8 and is open to all parents in school.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Online information  and advice about e-safety for children can be found at the CEOPs-run website ThinkuKnow.

 

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Kindling – the journal for Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood

10.01.2014

The Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship supports Kindling, a twice-yearly journal producing articles relating to a Steiner Waldorf approach from birth to seven years old.

More details about Kindling can be found here.

The winter 2013 issue includes an article on Warmth, which is available to read as a pdf here: Kindling Issue 24: WARMTH

We hope that this may be of interest to our parents, particularly those with children in Early Years! Below is a little more information from one of the editors.

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INTRODUCING FAMILIES TO KINDLING

 The Journal for Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood

 

I would like to share with you what I believe is a wonderful resource for bringing Steiner Waldorf principles and practice to anyone caring for the child between birth and seven.  KINDLING is a printed magazine which includes themed articles in each issue, such as the most recent, which focussed on warmth, including environments, clothing, love and care, and warming woolly crafts.  It also includes other topics such as natural health, songs, stories, puppetry and crafts, special features, workshops and conferences, current debate etc. (We still have some copies left). Some past themes were movement, nutrition, outdoors, storytelling, sleep, the senses, play.  The next issue will be on ‘pre’ literacy and numeracy.

KINDLING is printed in Spring and Autumn and is available in printed form by subscription only. The annual cost is £11 (two issues) including p&p.

Please email us for further information on: earlyearsnews@aol.com

Janni Nicol

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International Network of Steiner Waldorf Parents

09.01.2014

Founded in 2007, there is a relatively new group, the International Network of Steiner Waldorf Parents (INSWaP), which has just published its first newsletter (view or download the INSWaP newsletter as a pdf). We hope you will find it of interest to read the stories and experiences of other Steiner parents across the world. Here are their ideals:

Fundamental aims of INSWaP

INSWaP is founded on the principle that parents have a right to choose the appropriate education for their children. In this lies the recognition that education is a cultural activity where freedom is a high ideal and also a human right!

INSWaP holds the view that the free choice of education implies that financial support should be equal for all educational settings.

INSWaP supports the living and evolving pedagogical impulse based on Rudolf Steiner’s ideas.

INSWaP supports the understanding that children’s education relies on solid cooperation between parents and teachers.

INSWaP is committed to developing appropriate processes and structures to support these aims.

“Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings who are able themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives.” 
Rudolf Steiner

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Welcome to 2014!

07.01.2014

A Happy New Year to you all!

Welcome back to Spring Term 2014, and we hope you are all refreshed after the break.  The days are still short, but lengthening, and we will celebrate this at the beginning of February with Candlemas. This early morning festival, with a shared breakfast, is certainly something to look forwards to!

Felted wall hanging by Vivienne Morpeth (Class 8 Teacher)

 

 

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