The newsletter for the Iona School, Kindergarten & Nursery

The Iona School, 310 Sneinton Dale, Nottingham. NG3 7DN

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Dear parents and friends of Iona School,

Welcome to this edition of The Grapevine. Spring has finally sprung bringing with it a renewed energy and sense of purpose.  Do scroll down to read class news and find out about upcoming events for our community to enjoy all here at Iona. Highlights are:

Two workshops in June focusing on Creative Discipline and the Pikler method that will appeal to parents and carers-read more below.

THE IONA CLUB LOTTERY: have you joined yet? It's only £5 and will really help to maintain the school and each month you could be in the chance of winning 1 of 3 cash prizes-read more below!

St John's Festival 'Fayre' on Friday 23rd June: we will be hanging out the bunting for an after school/evening event for the whole family and wider community to enjoy-further details in the next issue!

SERVICES OFFERED: If you would like to advertise your business in this newsletter (including the school noticeboards) please email: to find out about our affordable rates.

Best wishes,

Dominique Allen
Communciations & Admissions Manager
Fri 24th                          Red Nose Day
Thurs 30th                      Spring Walk Classes 1-6
Fri 31st                           End of Term
                                      Easter Egg Hunt
Mon 24th                        Back to school
Mon 1st                          Bank Holiday
Weds 3rd                        Easter & Birthday Festival 17.00
Mon 8th                          Study Evening 19.30 for 19.45
Thurs 11th                      Open Morning
Thu 25th                         Children break for half term
Fri 26th                           Inset Day - school closed


The full list of diary dates can be found here:
On Thursdays from 9.30am-12 noon
  • 11th May
  • 15th June
  • 6th July
Would you like to find out more about Steiner education in Nottingham? What makes Iona School so special? You are invited to attend one of our Open Mornings where you will tour the Kindergarten, classrooms and school gardens before gathering for a Q & A session. Parents and carers welcome.

To register ring Dominique Allen, Admissions Manager on 0115 9415295 or email
Class 3/4 News

Four children from Class 3/4 have written a short story for the BBC Competition 500 WORDS.
Their entries were submitted this week and the titles are:-
The Hornless Unicorn by Esmee Risdon aged 9

Sapphire and The Sushi Troop by Usha Binder aged 9

The Shapeshifter tries to rescue his Mum from the Villains by Sebastian Ott-Korczynski aged 9

Little Hot Dog by Joshua Haase-Dobson aged 8

The children should feel very proud of their achievements….Well Done!!!!

Class 5/6 News
Following Class 5/6's visit to the British Museum where they observed sculptures and artefacts from Assyrian, Egyptian and Greek times, when back in the classroom the children had a go at carving their own reliefs in clay based on the Greek reliefs they observed.

Rob Strafford
More Class 5/6 News
Class 5/6 have just completed a Geography main lesson. As part of this they each presented a project on a county or place of their choice from the British Isles.

Rob Strafford
German Class News
Class 5/6 have written some letters to a German Steiner school. All children put a lot of effort into writing their letters.
We will post them off to Germany.
Hopefully we will receive some letters back!
Susanne Buergstein


  • Pikler workshop with Dorothy Marlen on Saturday 3rd June 2017. Further details to follow soon. Please visit Dorothy's website for further information about the Pikler approach:
  • Creative Discipline workshop with Lou Harvey Zahra on Tuesday 13th June in the evening-times tbc. Further details to follow soon. Please visit Lou's website for further information:

The purpose of ‘The Iona Club’ is to support our school in a sustainable manner and there is also the chance of winning a prize!

Membership only costs £5 per month by standing order. We do hope that every family is able to join.


For further information email the Iona Lottery Team:

Eurythmy for adults - lay classes for the Iona School community and friends
I have been working with the children for some time now and will, on request,  try once more to get an adult group off the ground. I offer eurythmy between 9am and 9.45 am on a Tuesday morning before my regular work with the children,  but need at least 6 fully committed people to do it. How we structure the course ( for example in blocks of so many sessions at a time or what background themes will be drawn from) must remain open until I hear back from you.  Please email me over the next 2 weeks if you are interested.  
Fynn Stirm  
Drop-off and drop-in Coffee Mornings at the Iona School

On Thursday mornings during term time in the  After School Club room
Donations welcomed
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