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Friday Flier 25th April 2015
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Friday Saturday Flier 25th April
May Festival
You are warmly invited to our

May Festival

In Queen’s Wood, Highgate
Friday 1 May 2015, at 9:45
 
Soon after Easter is the time for our yearly gathering in Queen’s Wood, with sharing of food, music and dancing around the May pole. This day traditionally marked the beginning of the pastoral summer season, when cattle were let out to the summer pasture.

Please bring food, drink and blankets for the picnic. Children will be taking home their raffia crowns on the Thursday before, to be decorated for the Festival.

If your child already has a raffia crown, please bring it in after Easter.

Rebekah Allan is leading the music, please make yourself known to her and bring instruments if you wish to join in. We are searching for guitarists in particular.

The KG children are the responsibility of their parents throughout the Festival. The school children will be joining their teachers at 9:45, but will be under their parent’s supervision immediately after the dancing. If you are unable to be present, please arrange for another parent to look after your child, regardless of age. This is an extraordinary school day so please report any absence as usual. There is no Lunch club on this Festival day.

Please help us keep this event joyful and safe by together taking care of all children. Stick fighting will not be allowed.

We wish for all to experience the May Festival first hand, therefore taking photographs and recording will not be permitted. On this day there will be a designated school photographer.
 
 We are looking forward to seeing you at the May Festival.
 
How to find us: Follow trail from Queen’s Wood Café, 42 Muswell Hill Rd, N10 3JP.
Nearest tube station Highgate, is within 5-10 min. distance. 
 
Dates for your Diary

April

Sat 25th  – Workday
Mon 27th  – 6pm Class I Parents' Evening
Mon 27th  – 7pm Class II to VIII Parents Evening

May
Fri 1st — May Festival
Tues 5th — 7:30pm – 9:00pm Parents' support group for KG
Thur 7th — 7pm RMM

May (continued)

Thur 14th — Ascension day
Thur 14th — 6pm – 9pm Trustees Meeting
Fri 15th  — 3:30pm Jumble Sale Prep
Sat 16th  — Jumble Sale
Wed 20th  — 2pm-3pm Class IV Play
Thur 21st  — Sport Day - Class I to VIII Hampstead Heath
Fri 22nd — Term Ends


Please refer to the website before phoning the office for dates.
All dates regarding the school are available at: www.stpaulssteinerschool.org/?page_id=9

From the gardening teacher
Our gardening work is stepping up a-pace and we are lacking a few tools etc. Before we hit our budget can we ask if anyone has any usable but unwanted rakes, spades, hoes or forks they are willing to donate? please bring to school and leave in garden store. Any seeds or plants are always appreciated as well.

Thanks

Susanna Wallis
Gardening Teacher
Sports Day
Dear Parents of Class I to VIII,

On Thursday 21st May the School will be holding a Sports Day.  This will be held at Gospel Oak Athletics Track. This is a normal school day and lessons start at 8.30am as usual.

Classes I-IV will be leaving the School at 9.30am and travelling by train to the sports ground.

Classes I-III will be returning to School by 1.15pm.  Pick up times are as usual for these classes.

Class IV will return back to School between 3.30-3.45pm.

Classes V-VIII will be leaving School after main lesson and travelling by train to the sports ground.

These classes will arrive back to School between 3.30-3.45pm.

Classes VII-VIII - If you would like your child to make their own way home from Gospel Oak Athletic track, a written parental consent form will be needed by Monday 18 May, via email or in an envelope to the office.

All children will need the following kit:
  • Water bottle
  • Sun hat and cream
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable running shoes
  • Comfortable clothing, Zip/Oyster card (classes III-VIII)
  • Snack (classes l-ll)
  • Snack and lunch (classes lll-Vlll)
This year parents will not be invited apart from the volunteers who will be helping on the day.

We are very much looking forward to this special event.

Sincerely,
Rachel Steggall and Kevin Davidson
Games Teachers
Summer Fair
Community Notices
We have a spare room to rent in our spacious family home in Highbury New Park, within walking distance of St. Paul’s. Ideally it would suit perhaps an older person, who appreciates peace and quiet and who doesn’t mind watering plants or doing the odd bit of gardening as we are away a lot and they would generally have the place to themselves. Would love to have someone in connection with the school so open to any enquiries.



Available from mid-May. Rent £600 per month (bills/internet/council tax inclusive). Room to have new carpet, blinds and bed etc

Please contact Trini (former parent at St. Pauls)
trinirowland@hotmail.co.uk or 07772 405 377
Cottage in Mallorca
Cottage in Mallorca (Campanet, north-east of Inca) surrounded by orchards, with swimming pool, looking out towards the mountains. It is off the tourist track but 5 mins from the village and the main road to Palma airport, mountains and beaches (15 to 20 mins in many directions eg: Alcudia, Pollensa) and equally ideal for a family holiday or a personal retreat.

There is also some separate accommodation in the grounds, so that two families could share, while living independently - a total of 6 single beds (3 twin rooms) and one double room and spare mattresses and a cot.

Phone Graham 01452 812537 or
email kennish46@gmail.com
 
Community Treehouse

The Community Treehouse is a new space linking the Steiner Waldorf community worldwide – helping you and your young people travel around the world as well as making new friendships and connections online.

You can use the chat forums to share information and discuss issues, read the latest Waldorf news streamed from Waldorf organisations across the world, or arrange house exchanges, couch surfing trips, working holidays and youth exchanges within the worldwide Waldorf community. 

There are nearly 4,000 Steiner Waldorf initiatives spread over 61 countries. We can learn so much from each other and help each other with so many things – as well as visiting each other’s homes and supporting our young people to explore this wide world safely. Simply go to www.communitytreehouse.com to explore.

Abi and Orfhlaith, in the west of Ireland
 
Diploma Course in Biographical Counselling 
Are you interested in supporting people towards change? Would you like to engage on a path of self-development? The Diploma Course in Biographical Counselling offers both these things and more.

Year 1, Foundations in Biographical Counselling starts September 2015 is a course complete in itself, providing social and health care professionals with deepening skills for their personal and professional lives. This first year is also a foundation for further training in the full three year Diploma Course n Biographical Counselling which is accredited by the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

An introduction to the course will be held on 29th-30th May, Emerson College, Sussex. Biography and Social Development Trust, 01342 822 907
biogsoctru@aol.com /  www.biographywork.org

Jane Chase MBACP Accred
07794 910 749
www.biographicalcounselling.net
 
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