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Summer Gathering – Storytelling and Singing by the Fire

08.06.2019

Summer Gathering – Storytelling and Singing Around the Fire in a Magical Biodynamic Garden.

Waldorf 100 Anniversary Party – All Welcome!

The York Steiner School Adult Learning Group (of the Association) warmly invites the entire community to our 3rd event of the year…

Saturday 22nd June 10:00-15:00 at the Menagerie Glade, Escrick, York.

A day of shared storytelling and music making around the fire with a unique children’s origami workshop, a construction of community TREE OF WISHES for the next 100 years of Waldorf Education and for our planet.

As always, a delicious bring and share lunch and an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Menagerie Glade.

To enroll for car pool arrangements and onto the children’s origami workshop, please see the relevant lists outside the school office.

For further details, contact Yifatt.simpson@yorksteinerschool.org

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Class 8 presents: As You Like It

20.05.2019

Rosalind is banished and with her cousin Celia journeys to the Forest of Arden. But not before catching the eye of love-struck Orlando who is also forced from the Court into the Forest!
What follows is a riotous combination of a feisty cross-dressing heroine, fools, rivalry, songs and laughter!
Will love conquer all or is it merely a madness?

Find out at
York Steiner School
May 22nd – 25th

Performances begin at 7pm each evening
Refreshments available
Donations welcome

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Annual General Meeting

28.04.2019

This years’s AGM will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21st May 2019.

If you would like to put yourself forward as a trustee, please submit a Nomination Form by 7.30pm on the 14th May , including a short statement about what you can offer to the trustee board. This will be circulated to all parents, trustees and staff prior to the AGM.

 

All members of the School Association are welcome. If you are not currently a member, there will be an opportunity to join before the meeting starts or by calling into school reception anytime.

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Spring Gathering – Everyone Welcome!

14.03.2019

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)

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Class 1 and King Winter

14.02.2019

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.

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Meeting the Child of the 21C Conference

14.01.2019

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Happy New Year!

10.01.2019

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)

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Advent is here

03.12.2018

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!

12.11.2018

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/518252418638254/

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WOW Bike Ride & Macmillan Coffee Morning

09.10.2018

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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