An old African Tale…
“There was once a troubled tribe who turned to their Medicine Man for advice.
The first question he asked them was,”when was the last time you played and danced together?”
The people of the tribe could not recall such an event.
The Wise Man reminded them – a healthy community is one that finds time to sing, dance and play together…”
Everyone welcome! A day of shared creativity inspired by anthroposophy.
The York Steiner School Adult Learning Group warmly invite you to the 2nd event of the year continuing on our ongoing storytelling journey on Saturday 23rd March 2019.
An inspiring opening talk on ‘The Riddles of Being Human Today’ followed by a creative exploration of some of the themes raised in the talk through the medium of puppetry.
With experienced hands-on guidance on various puppetry techniques (shadow, string, rod, tabletop, and gloves), each working group will get to perceive, ponder and play!
Creche provision available for Kindergarten and school age children subject to prior booking. Toddlers welcome with parents (special rest / play area will be designated)
Class 1 has been reciting seasonal poetry about ‘King Winter’ and the frozen nature they see all around them.
In The Wood
Cold winter’s in the wood I saw him pass Crinkling up falling leaves
Along the grass
Bleak winter’s in the wood, The birds have flown Leaving the naked trees Shivering alone.
King Winter’s in the wood, I saw him go Crowned with a coronet Of Crystal snow.
The children observed magnified pictures of snowflakes to learn their basic form – hexagonal, with six arms – and then subsequently painted their own snowflakes with blue watercolour paint over white crayon.
Booking has now opened for the MEETING THE CHILD OF THE 21C conference in York on the 9th February 2019.
Clara Aerts from IASWECE/Alliance for Childhood/ELIANT has been lobbying successfully for keeping a free space for schools and parents to choose an age appropriate media education. She brings her expertise to help us work with these issues in Steiner early childhood and lower classes.
We do hope you will all attend, and circulate this information widely as it is also open for parents and school colleagues
Meeting the Child of the 21C CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
Meeting the Child of the 21C CONFERENCE YORK Booking form 2018
The New Year is here and with it the Spring Term.
It will end on Friday 5th April, with Half Term from Thursday 21st February (a double Training Day for our Staff!) until Sunday 3rd of March.
(You can find all current Term dates 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.
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
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!
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
We have a number of job opportunities this year, please have a look here:
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)