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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Explorers. Class 7 crewed the Lord Nelson from Portsmouth to Southampton for their class trip




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Spring Fair 12th of May


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World Book Day


Can you guess Judy’s costume (Hint – She is very hungry).  And Oliver from Class 3 made some noise as the Saucepan Man from the Faraway Tree!

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Open Day Saturday 3rd March


York Steiner School invites you to explore the Early Years department and visit our classrooms:
Kindergarten teachers will be on hand to talk about how the kindergarten years are structured while your child has the chance to play, exploring the toys and space available. Or find out more about the Class Teacher Years with one of our teachers – tours begin at 10:30 and 11:30.

We warmly welcome you to join us, please call the office to book on 01904 654983
or email

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Candlemas on 2nd February


Candlemas, halfway between the Winter Solstice in December and the Spring Equinox in March, is the time when we celebrate the lengthening days and the beginning of Spring’s new growth by taking the light back outside, having carefully guarded it within through the darkest days of winter.

At our school we have celebrated this most cheering of festivals for many years by meeting in the early morning, as the sky begins to brighten, to sing and then to make candles in the earth, followed by a communal breakfast.

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Parent & Toddler Groups – free spaces on Wednesday Mornings!


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.
We provide simple, unformed, natural play materials that nurture the child’s senses and stimulate creativity. The first hour or so is dedicated to free play and a craft activity for parents. Later, we have ring time and we sit down together for a simple meal.

All groups are run by highly experienced members of our Early Years staff.
To arrange a booking for a free taster session please contact the school office on 01904 654983

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