Advent is here


Each year the school community welcomes Advent with our beautiful Advent Spiral.
In the darkness of a winter afternoon, each child received a candle held in an apple, which they carried through a spiral of greenery to light from the flame in the centre. This symbolises the path that we take at this time of year, a journey to an inner place, where we can find a light to carry back into the world to help us through the darkness.

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Advent Fair 24th November!


Join us for our annual Advent Fair as we celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season.
Our busy fair has a myriad of stalls with gifts & toys, Waldorf crafts, candles, tombola, raffle and much more; there’ll be homecooked food and delicious cakes, craft activites for children and adults, storytelling & puppet shows, candle dipping, carol singing and of course our magical Winter Grotto…

Admission is free for children and £1 for adults
Saturday 24th November 10am – 4pm

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WOW Bike Ride & Macmillan Coffee Morning


The last two weeks have seen our School community raise money for good causes:

We hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning in Our Little Shop & Community Space, raising over £240 for Macmillan’s vital cancer support work.
Many thanks to all who baked, ate, had coffee and donated and a special thanks to Class 1 parent Francesca who organised it all!

The children on the other hand put their energies into a sponsored bike ride in aid of WOW – Waldorf One World. Money raised helps Waldorf / Steiner communities around the globe.
Each Class brings a greater challenge, from Class 1, still on foot, heading to Rowntree Park, to Class 8 who cycle all the way to Selby and back!

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Open Morning, Saturday10th November


York Steiner School Open day is the perfect opportunity to visit and explore the Early Years department and the classrooms, and meet our staff.
Kindergarten teachers will be on hand to talk about the structure of the kindergarten while your child has the chance to play, exploring the toys and space available. There will also be an opportunity to find out more about Classes 1 – 8 (rising 7 to 14) with school tours led by class teachers.

Saturday, 10th November 10:00 – 12:00

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Job Opportunities at York Steiner School


We have a number of job opportunities this year, please have a look here:

Job Opportunities

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Start of Term Wednesday 5th September


Dig out your children’s plimsoles, wellies and waterproofs, the new school year is nearly upon us!

Gentle Beginnings and Parent & Child Groups are also starting again and looking for new families to join us:

Parent and Toddler groups cater for children up to 3½ years and their parents, and often grandparents or other carers too. We come together for a peaceful, relaxing time in a friendly and supportive environment, where our imaginations can be free and where we enjoy each others company. Groups run every weekday morning, from 9.30 until around 11.45 am and also on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30.

All groups are run by highly experienced members of our Early Years staff.
We have free spaces this September, if you are interested in a free taster session please contact the school office. (01904 654983)

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End of term…


We’ve had a lovely End of Term Festival and a beautiful display of some of the handwork pieces made this term, from Class 1’s knitted rainbow balls to Class 8’s costumes made for their Class Play:

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Millennium Field Summer Fair


Find our Friends of York Steiner School stall at Sunday’s Millennium Field Summer Fair!

Sunday, July 8th, 1pm – 5pm
Millennium Field – by Millennium Bridge

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Creative Discipline – Parenting Talk with Lou Harvey-Zahra Saturday 10:30


How to discipline without using punishments or rewards?
How can we set limits while maintaining closeness and trust?

Lou Harvey-Zahra’s method, Creative Discipline, helps to solve immediate problems while fostering positive, lifelong family connections.

Offering numerous real-life examples and answers to commonly asked questions, the talk will cover ideas for parents from toddlers to teens!

Lou Harvey-Zahra is a mother, Steiner-Waldorf teacher and the author of popular parenting books including the bestselling ‘Happy Child, Happy Home’ and ‘Creative Discipline, Connected Family’.
The books will be available to buy at the event for £14.99 (cash only).

Find out more about Lou Harvey-Zahra and her work here:

Saturday 16th June
York Steiner School

Entrance free, donations welcome!

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Class 8 Presents: My Fair Lady


George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion opened in London in 1914. Based on ancient Greek legend, the story tells of a sculptor, Pygmalion, who carves a female statue so beautiful that he falls in love with it. Aphrodite brings the statue to life and gives her to Pygmalion for his wife.
In Shaw’s play, Henry Higgins, a phonetics expert, takes Eliza Doolittle, a common flower girl, and turns her into someone who can pass as a duchess in speech, manners and appearance.
It was his thesis that the difference in social class would be largely eradicated if everyone had equal access to a good education in the English language. Shaw manages to make this white serious them very funny by lampooning the upper classes and their snobbery alongside the deplorable speech and manners of the lower classes.

We have combined Pygmalion with the 1956 romantic musical, My Fair Lady, and and additional Suffragette element based on the early 20th century fight for women’s equality. The songs from the musical are wonderful and the class have really risen to the challenge of singing them.
It is perhaps surprising that so many of the themes in in this play are still so relevant today and interesting that there is an updated production about to start in New York. This has given Class 8 plenty to think and talk about this term.

The class have made many of the costumes and props, and, of course, worked very hard to learn all their parts and lots of songs.
We hope you will enjoy our production!

Tue 22nd May – Fri 25th May 7pm (finishes at around 10pm, one interval, refreshments avaialabe!)

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