It’s been a busy few weeks at York Steiner School…


On the first Advent Sunday we celebrated with our Advent Spiral, we then joined St Oswald’s Church in Fulford at their Christmas Tree festival where all our classes sang. We had our delicious vegetarian Christmas Dinner provided by our School Café team, held our twice-annual Bric-a-brac Sale and Café at St Crux, and class 7 performed their Christmas Panto, “Wobin Hood”!








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We’ve had a lovely Advent Fair – thank you!


We’ve had a lovely Advent Fair – thank you to all our parents who spend many hours cooking, baking, making, decorating, planning, and performing; to our generous sponsors who donated raffle prizes; to our stall holders with their lovely wares and to all of you who came to share the experience and help raise valuable funds for our school.
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What are our Life Ideals? An Evening with Anton Kimpfler: Friday 2nd December


What are our life ideals, and how can we realise them more effectively?

Given the profound connection Steiner makes between our life’s ideals and the period of our adolescence, we hope you will be moved to join us: we continue in the USDG to prepare the way for our own York Upper School Initiative, and all insights help make the way clear!

Anton Kimpfler is an author, journalist and lecturer. He lives in Germany, but spends much of his time travelling and running workshops with very diverse groups of people.
He has been coming to York Steiner School regularly for more than 25 years. His talks tackle themes of immense significance to the individual, the social and the global dimensions of our lives and Anton can be relied upon to explore perspectives unique to these times.

Join us on Friday 2nd December at 7:30pm.


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Advent Fair November 19th



The days are growing shorter and Christmas Time is approaching. No better way to start the Advent Season than visit to our lovely Advent Fair!

Find a myriad of seasonal stalls with crafts, decorations, toys and gifts, try delicious home-made food in our School Cafe, make a Christmas wreath, listen to Carols and enjoy a coffee & delicious cake…
There are lots of activities for children, too from craft activities and puppet shows to our magical Winter Grotto.

Saturday, November 19th 10am – 4pm


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York Steiner Upper School coming soon!


It’s actually happening!
a new independent Steiner Upper School (14-18 years) will be opening soon.
This new, financially separate, organisation will be an educational, and mutually beneficial partner for York Steiner School.
Infused with Waldorf pedagogy and inspired by other cutting-edge adolescent learning centres it will increase the educational choices for young people in York and the surrounding area.

For more information contact the Upper School Development Group (c/o Jonne Warmingham

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Upper School Evening with Karen Brice-Geard and Jan Swan


Over the last three years our Upper School Development Group has been running workshops and researched options with a view to starting a Steiner Upper School in September 2018.

After comparing and discussing several different qualifications we are now seriously considering the Steiner School Certificate as the qualification we would like to offer if and when the Upper School goes ahead.

If you have an interest in education for 14-year-olds and above, and are interested in Waldorf accreditation, do come along on Thursday 20th October at 7:30pm.

We are delighted to welcome as speakers Karen Brice-Geard from New Zealand, where the Steiner School Certificate was developed, and Jan Swan, the coordinator of the SSC in the UK.

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WOW bike ride next Friday….


Every year, the children in Classes 1 to 8 go on a sponsored cycle ride to raise money for Steiner Waldorf initiatives in less privileged parts of the world. WOW – Waldorf One World – raises thousands of pounds each year for children in places such as Haiti, Sierra Leone and Pakistan and our school is proud to be one of the biggest individual contributors among the UK Steiner Schools.  Your child will bring home a letter and sponsorship form.

As usual, Mick Thomas has very kindly offered to check children’s bikes on Thursday 29th September. If you would like your child’s bike checked, please let the office know in advance and make sure the bike is labelled with their name when you bring it in to school.

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The Wayfarers are back!


The Wayfareres Choir from Australia have joined us for 5 days of musical expression.

On Saturday evening from 7.30 they will perform at the school, tickets £7 per adult and £4 per child.



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Class 3 building project….It’s a…..(watch this space)


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Advent Fair 2016, a date for your diary, 19th November.



Class 5 Maypole



Our May King and Queen, Spring Fair 2016

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