Open Classrooms Evening Details!


We are glad to be able to invite all our parents, from those in Parent and Child Groups right through to those in their final year at school, to join us for our Open Classrooms Evening on Wednesday 12th March 2014, from 7 pm until 9 pm.

All the classrooms 1 – 8 will be open for an hour between 7 – 8 pm so that parent’s can have a look around at their leisure.  There will be examples of the children’s work on display and the class teachers will be on hand if anyone has anything they would like to ask.

At 8.15 pm there will be a number of different workshops on offer.  These have been planned to give a more in depth look at how and why our school teaches what it does when!   There are 15 places available at each workshops and to join we ask that you sign up on the forms opposite the school office, and would recommend to do this as soon as you can, as places are filling up fast!

The lessons and workshops available are:

Gym – Games Across the Curriculum (classes 2 – 6) – Hannah
Handwork – Judy
Science – Jonathan
Form Drawing – Helen
German Taster Session – Focus on classes 1 – 3 – Nadia
French in Class 4 – Rachael
French Taster Session – Focus on classes 6 – 8 – Elisabeth
German Taster Session – Focus on classes 5 – 8 – Antje
Class 8 – Experience A Lesson – Vivienne
Child Development – Transition in classes 5 – 6 – Margareth
Eurythmy – Fynn
Drop In Room – Maths, English and Science in the older classes – Sally and Annabel
The cafe will be open during the evening to create a social space and to offer refreshment.  Some ex-pupils will be manning the cafe and will be around for a chat if anyone wants a first hand view of ‘life after Steiner School’!
This is the first such event that has been offered in recent years and everyone if very excited to share more about the education with our parents!  Do note however that it is a parent’s event, no children!

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Open Classrooms


Those among us who never had the opportunity to attend a Steiner Waldorf school can read Education Towards Freedom, or perhaps Understanding Waldorf Education, and perhaps have some small inkling of how the class works in practise.  But there is no better way to learn than the experiential!

On Wednesday 12th March we offer our current parents the chance to experience Steiner education for themselves! The classrooms will be open to view and discuss work at each level. The opportunity to join a class or subject workshop will also be available, and a list of classes will be provided shortly.

We hope you find this opportunity as exciting as we do!

The invitation is available to view, below, or as a pdf here: Open Classrooms Invitation

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Parental Workshops at York Steiner School – UPDATE!


UPDATE: As the first workshop booked out within a day, we are offering a second EVENING version of ‘Why Steiner Education?’. This will be on Wednesday 26th February at 8pm.  To book your place please visit our online booking system. Places are FREE and available to all!

We are very pleased to announce a series of 4 Saturday workshops at York Steiner School for parents exploring Steiner education, with a particular emphasis on children under 7 and Early Years childcare.

The workshops will be run by Dorothy Marlen.  Dorothy runs the Gentle Beginnings course at York Steiner School and has over 20 years experience in early years education and childcare.

All workshops will be held in Appletree Kindergarten at York Steiner School, and are FREE to attend.  A creche, run by our kindergarten teachers, will be available for up to 7 children to allow parents to attend who may not be able to find alternate childcare.

1. Why Steiner Education?                                                                    Saturday 1st February, 9.30 am – 12.30 am

2. Technology and Media                                                                      Saturday 22nd March, 9.30 am – 12.30 am

3. Why Play Is Important                                                                      Saturday 24th May, 9.30 am – 12.30 am

4. Creative discipline                                                                               Saturday June 21st, 9.30 am – 12.30 am

A leaflet explaining more about each workshop is available to read or download as a pdf here: YSS Parental Workshops

To book your place or for further information please contact the school on 01904 654983 or via email at

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Kindergarten Teacher Posts


We are inviting applications for Kindergarten Teachers, and have 3 part-time positions available.

The advert can be viewed or downloaded as a pdf here: Advert – Kindergarten Teachers

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

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