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Friday Flier - 22nd April 2016
Calendar
April
Wednesday 27th - KG parenting support group 7.30pm
Friday 29th - May Festival Queen's Wood 9.45am

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
 
May
Monday 2nd - Bank Holiday
Tuesday 3rd - Class V Parents' Evening 6.30pm
Friday 6th – Class V Play 6.30pm
Monday 9th to Thursday 12th - Class IV trip to Golden Valley
Wednesday 11th – Class II Play 3.30pm
Work Day thanks
Dear Parents,

Thank you very much to those able able come at help at the workday on Saturday.

Fortunately the rain held off and we were able to complete lots of tasks, which included weaving these beautiful borders from willow.
Thanks also to the children that came along too!

Kevin Brokenshire
Class VIII

Class VIII has been studying the French book: "The Little Prince" by Anoine De Saint-Exupery.

Every Friday afternoon, children read and translated the text.

Here is the interesting first interpretation of the story.

Ms Karaman
French Language Teacher

Exploring Technology

Class VIII have recently begun a weekly block of lessons entitled 'Exploring Technology' within which we are investigating the origins of the personal computer and becoming more familiar with how the computer works. Later this term, we hope to dissect old computers. Any old/unwanted computers the class could dismantle would be much appreciated.

Class VIII Chemistry




This week Class VIII have begun a three week block of Chemistry, focusing on food/organic matter.

Through the last 5 days, pupils have investigated Carbohydrates, with a focus on Sugar and Starch. Waldorf Science follows a Goethean approach, that encourages the children to observe phenomena, before forming their hypothesis,  contrary to the method of contemporary science. Our lessons have been very practical, with the class completing a range of experiments. It has been a fascinating week that has fostered great curiosity and wonder.

Kevin Brokenshire
May Festival
Photo: Tina Maas
You are warmly invited to our May Festival in Queen’s Wood, Highgate on Friday 29th April 2016, at 9:45

Do come and join the picnic and Maypole dancing in Queen's Wood!

In this Festival we all come together to celebrate the arrival of Summer; all staff and every family with their children from Kindergarden all the way up to the oldest teenagers of the school. 

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 at the beginning of the new term. 

There will be music, please 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 all 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. 
New Parents Handbook published
The new parents handbook is out! You can download it from the Policies page on the schools website here  or you can download it here.
Guess the teacher and win a prize!
She stands straight balancing her head upon her shoulders arm outstretched like a pole or ruler, and perched at the end of her arm a book sits jostling with the extreme form and enthusiasm of her reciting.

What will it be this time, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Kipling, who would know.  But trust in a good poem you want to know.

Perfect is good, practice to make perfection.

However all that time a golden thread holds her up like a string puppet in which the puppeteer has been paralysed.

Weight balanced between both legs like a perfect measured on a scale

But being naughty is for another time all it says is the eye she gives when you stand out of line would make the birds fly off the clock tower never to be seen again.

Lucas Borzello - Class VI
Yoga fundraising for Ourmala
OURMALA is a charity which helps refugees and asylum-seekers rebuild their lives.  

Most are recovering from atrocities such as torture, sexual violence in conflict and human trafficking, registered with the UK home Office.  OURMALA provides a safe space to breathe and stability through therapeutic yoga, connection to critical services and help with fulfilling their potential. This special charity is holding its first big fundraiser - the largest yoga charity event ever in the UK on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 from 17:30 to 21:30

Everyone is welcome to participate, no yoga experience necessary.  To buy a ticket to support this event then follow this link:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/yoga-for-refugees-mass-fundraiser-with-rudimentals-amir-amor-soundscape-emma-henry-yoga-and-much-tickets-23794486951?aff=eac2

Please speak to Louise Newton (Appletree/class II parent) for further information.
Practical Skills Teacher Development Course
You can download the brochure here
Summer Events at Steiner House
Tuesday Talks, Friday Talks, Classes, Courses and Groups. There are myriad events at Rudolph Steiner House this Summer. You can download the event brochure here.
The Tempest at Steiner House
Community Notices
I am a teacher from a Waldorf school in Holland and I am the mentor for Class Eleven. We will make a trip to London and are searching for a place to stay. We will come with 2 teachers and 9 students of the age of 17/18.

We will arrive in  London on 18 May and depart on 25 May.

I hope you know a place to stay, to prepare our meals and to have a private place to talk.

I hope to hear from you

With kind regards

Prof Lorentzlaan 16           
3701CC Zeist
030-6916931
06 42186610
t.kroes@tobiaszeist.nl
www.tobiaszeist.nl
Biographical Counselling in London N16

Biographical Counselling provides a safe and warm therapeutic space where you can contemplate your life without judgement. It can help you to find meaning in difficult times and move forward with confidence.

For more information : 
http://www.biographywork.org/
http://www.biographyworklondon.co.uk/

To book a session, please contact :
Giovanna Mabanta
Biographical Counsellor, former mum at St. Pauls Steiner School
Reg. MBACP, MPABC
07720 783 780
biography@gioinflow.co.uk
I'm Krisztina Kóczán-Tóth from Szentendre, Hungary. I teach English for classes 1-4 and play the piano in some eurythmy classes in the Waldorf School of Pilisszentlászó which is a small village near Szentendre.

I'm writing to you because we are going to visit London in May and we are looking for accomodation for the 6 of us: me (41), my husband (43), our three daughters (13, 11, 9) and my nephew (17). 

If you could help us find a family (or two) who have some space for us we would be really grateful. We plan to spend the day in the city so we only need to sleep somewhere on 5, 6 and 7 May. 

We would also be happy to host students, teachers, families from your school in Hungary and we also welcome you to visit our school in Pilisszentlászló. Here you can see who we are: https://www.facebook.com/Kekvolgy?fref=ts

To contact me, please email: koczan.toth.krisztina@kekvolgy.hu

Finca (cottage) in Mallorca with small swimming pool, sleeps 6 (+ 2 in independent Casita outside), surrounded by fields but in walking distance to delightful village square, with bank, chemist and shops. 20 minutes by car from the airport and with good bus and train connections all over the island. Two families could go together but be independent.

See https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/430885 for more details, but much lower rates will apply.

Email kennish46@gmail.com for more information.

My Aunt rents out her traditional lakeland stone cottage in a remote valley in the Northern Lake District for aprox. £600 per week.

It has 3 bedrooms - a double, triple and a bunk bed room plus sofa bed downstairs. Open fire in sitting room and large kitchen with amazing view. The cottage sits at 1,200 foot above sea level so you are up in the hills (and the weather!). From the door it is a 3 to 4 hours walk to the summit of Helvellyn, the third highest peak in England. Call 07973 294 766 or email mopsawolff@me.com
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