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Friday Flier - 2nd December 2016

Friday 2nd – Advent Fair preview 6pm to 9pm 
Saturday 3rd – Advent Fair 11am to 4pm 
Wednesday 7th – Kindergarten Parenting Support Group 7.30pm 
 Thursday 15th – Kindergarten End of Term Festival. Oberufer 4pm and 6pm 
 Friday 16th – End of Term Festival 11am  

Please refer to the website before phoning the office for dates.
All dates regarding the school are available at:

Please note that the school office will be closed over the Christmas Holidays!  
Advent Fair

Raffle Prizes

1st Prize 5 Cirque du Soleil tickets
2nd Prize 2 tickets to see Rent, the Musical
3rd Prize Meal for 2 at Otto’s (£100)

Other Top Prizes
2 Tickets to see Graham Norton
2 tickets for the RSC Cymbeline
Night out for 4 people at Jamboree venue plus a complementary bottle of wine
Meal at Providers restaurant
Wine tasting with Frederic and wine basket of 6 bottles (value £90)
Design Masterclass with Abigail Ahern (value £225)
Vouchers to spend at lovely local shops to enhance your Festive Season
Belle Epoque
Little Angel Puppet Theatre
Arancini Brothers Ltd, Dalston
Food For All – health food shop in Stoke Newington
Wheely Tots – 1 hour bike expertise
Astanga Yoga Class
Personality Test and Coaching Session
Yoga lesson
Massage/energy healing session
RMT – rhythmic movement training
2 x 1 hour personal lower back pain pilates sessions
Tennis lesson by a LTA accredited tennis coach from Hackney City Tennis
3 x Individual Feldenkrais lessons (value £110)
Deep tissue/sports massage session

Lovely Things!
Tour of the British Museum
Candleholders – 3 letters (value £105)
One “Stokey Hamper”
Case of Gin
2 Pannettone
Silk cushion
Italian “poncho in a bag”
LK Bennett Handbag
Handmade Doll from Dalston Dolls (value £70)
Classy Fake Fur Jacket
2 stylish striped tops from Oliver Bonas
£35 gift set from
Kiss the Moon Sleep Kit (value £28)
Throw from French Connection Home (value £75)
Bottle of Champagne
Planet Earth Series on DVD
Luxury Hamper from Gallo Nero Deli

Download PDF for printing

Waldorf Today 

Esafety - a family media plan

New Baby

Mrs Miller gave birth on the 23rd November to her daughter Grace.

Congratulations and very best wishes to the Miller Family and to all the other families in the community that were blessed with a new child in the past couple of weeks!

Advent Spiral
Images with kind permission of Tina Maas -

On Tuesday, the gates were left propped open and a stranger walked in from the street. Please remember to close the gate after you and remain vigilant in keeping our children safe. 


When a child is absent from school, for whatever reason, parents/carers should email or telephone 0207 226 4454 by 8.30 am. If no one answers your call leave a message on the answer phone, clearly stating who is reporting the absence, the name of the child, the class attended and the reason for the absence. You must call the school daily for as long as the illness lasts, unless otherwise agreed with the class teacher. 
When the child returns to school, the parent/guardian must hand in a dated and signed note stating the reasons for absence to the teacher. This is required even when a phone call has been made. A doctor’s medical certificate must be submitted for sickness lasting five days or more. Whenever possible, parents/guardians should make medical and dental appointments out of school hours. When this is not possible, teachers would appreciate a week’s notice. 
Absences of pupils are monitored and recorded. The class/kindergarten teacher will call a meeting with the parents/guardians if the absence level becomes a cause of concern. 
The law requires that parents ensure all children of compulsory school age receive full-time education during term-time. We regard any unnecessary absences as educationally detrimental because children will miss vital content that cannot be caught up with at home. 
As our holidays are longer than state schools’, we normally will not authorise pupils to be absent during term-time.  Request for any time off during term-time has to be requested in writing using the appropriate form to the Principal. The form is available from the school office.  
Please do not book any time off unless confirmed in writing that it has been authorised. 
Nits and lice 
Several cases of head lice have been detected in the Early Years and in the Classes. Please do your part to prevent the spread of this communicable condition by checking your child(ren)’s head daily, treating it accordingly and check it on a regular basis thereafter. Lice infestation is much easier to treat if caught early 
Diarrhoea and vomiting 
Children with diarrhoea and/or vomiting should be kept off school until 48 hours after the last episode. If symptoms persist, consult your GP. 
Scarlet Fever 
Since the beginning of November there have been a number of cases of scarlet fever in Kindergarten and in the Classes.  Not all cases were confirmed. Scarlet fever is an airborne disease and as the children share physical spaces several times a day your child may have been affected.   
Usually scarlet fever presents itself as a scattered red rash that is often most marked in the creases of the joints and over the stomach. It usually blanches (goes white) when pressed. The skin may feel rough to the touch, sometimes described as feeling like sandpaper. Someone with scarlet fever will have evidence of a streptococcal infection somewhere, usually in the throat or sometimes on the skin. If your child develops any of these symptoms please contact your GP. Tell the doctor that other children in the school have had scarlet fever. 

Anna Essinger's School Talk is finally online

Dear all, I am sorry this took a while. 

The reason is because this was only a rare presentation by Ruth, and so the daughter Jackie wanted to make sure the video is as good as can be given the recording limitations. We literally worked on this video almost continuously since we recorded it on the 7th of November. There were many versions, modulations of the sound,  cuts and reworks on my PC and on Jackie's Apple. We inserted the pictures and added some more, agreed and disagreed on many things and uploaded these maybe 40 times, checking on quality and sound on Youtube before agreeing on a final version.

In return, we can now share it publicly. It is still not perfect, but as good as it can be.

Please ensure it is also shared with the entire school, teachers and parents and some of the older students alike.

Here is the link:

Lunch Club

You can download the lunch club booking form for the 2017 spring term here.

Events at Steiner House
Community Notices
One to One yoga classes are a great way to help you gain a more thorough understanding of yoga and can support you in going deeper into your own practice. 

One to One sessions can support you in:
  • Learning the basics if you are new to yoga
  • Developing a home practice
  • Learning how to work therapeutically with an injury
  • Deepening your practice with Pranayama (breathing) and meditation
  • Studying the philosophical aspects of yoga
In a One to One session you benefit from a consultation, so I can tailor the class to your specific needs and requirements. We can focus on individual alignment and learning how to modify postures that present challenges for you and also work towards developing a self practice.

I offer One to One yoga sessions in the comfort of your own home or in a studio space (by prior arrangement).
It will make a great Christmas gift. 

Special festive offer £50 for two classes (£45 per class thereafter). Classes are 75 minutes and include an initial consultation. I am also happy to discuss classes for small groups of a few friends or other options.

Laurie Robinson
Sunflower Holiday Club

We are running a club for children from 4 to 13 years old during the school holidays. The group will be based in my home close to St Paul’s Steiner School. The object is to play and have fun.  We’ll go on outings to Hampstead Heath, the Theatre, galleries, depending on the children’s interests.   We also have a friendly cockerpoo dog that loves going for walks with the children.

I am registered with Ofsted and accept childcare vouchers.
I am also registered under the new government tax-free childcare scheme to be launched in 2017.

Please let me know if you are interested in joining our Holiday Club.

Anna Marshall
07947 363 586

Ofsted Registration: EY396162         
Christiania Cargo bike for sale 

Serviced and ready to go!

Double children’s seat (Takes 4 children) with seatbelt and one baby harness.
Green box and silver frame
Three speed Shimano gears
Black nylon prairie hood with frame
Black nylon full weather cover for storage
Brooks B66 leather saddle
Side step
Abu Granit chain (Gold rated)

Private sale - £1,200.
Call Tamara on 07903 581390

2010 Long box model

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