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Term Dates

Autumn Term

September

Wed 2nd / Fri 4th INSET DAYS
Monday 7th TERM START: Classes starts at 8:30, Kindergarten starts at 9am

October

Friday 23rd Half Term Ends
Monday 26th - Friday 30th Half Term

November

Monday 2nd Term re-commences (8.30am)

December

Wednesday 16th Kindergarten End of term Festival, Kindergarten Parents invited (Lunch Club on)
Thursday 17th School End of term Festival, Class I - VIII Parents invited 11am (No Lunch Club)

Spring Term

January

Thursday 7th Spring Term starts (8.30am)

February

Thursday 11th Half Term Ends
Friday 12th Inset Day - No school for Kindergarten or class children
Monday 15th - Friday 19th Half Term
Monday 22nd Term re-commences

March

Wednesday 23rd Kindergarten End of term
Easter Festival, KG Parents invited (Lunch Club on)
Thursday 24th School End of term
Easter Festival, Class I-VIII Parents invited 11am (No Lunch Club)

Summer Term

April

Thursday 14-Friday 15 INSET days
Monday 18th Term starts 8.30am
Friday 29th May Festival in Queen's Woods (10am), parents invited (no Lunch Club)

May

Monday 2nd Bank Holiday
Friday 27th Half Term ends
Monday 30th - Friday 3rd Half Term

June

Monday 6th Term re-commence

July

Thursday 14th Kindergarten End of year Festival, parents invited (Lunch Club on)
Friday 15th Classes I to VIII End of year Festival, parents invited (11am)
Dates for your Diary

April
Fri 3rd  – Good Friday
Mon 6th  – Easter
Thur 16th – INSET day
Fri 17th  – INSET day
Mon 20th  – 8:30 term starts
Tue 21st  – 8:30 Reps Meeting
Wed 22st  – Oslo orchestra visiting
Thur 23rd  – 6pm Trustees Meeting 

 

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


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

School update
27th March 2015
                                                 
Dear Parents,

School up-date

I hope that the ways in which I described the vision of the future growth of the School towards an Upper School during Monday’s All School meeting answered some of your questions – but surely not all of them!    I know that many of you would like to see a description of the new structure of the life and activity of the School, but this is continuing to evolve out of the work that is taking place every day.   Just as in order to support a child’s development the teachers listen, watch and review their daily work with colleagues and reflect on it, so I have been working in the same way with regard to the development of the School.
 
Working towards the future requires a creative approach to be able to embrace new forms. To do our job properly we need to be flexible, have the courage to take initiative and be ready to make mistakes.     As a school community we all have important roles to play as teachers, staff, parents, trustees and friends, but in every aspect of our work the needs of the children – what is best for them - are at the centre.  It is therefore clear that we will move towards an upper school as this is something that the children need – and in our 21st century more so than ever. 
 
As we all know healthy growth needs strong foundations and one of the fundamental tasks this year has been to get to know each other.  I am new to the school along with many class and subject teachers and assistants and our entry into the School brings with it change.  We need time to develop healthy ways of working together and supporting each other through the recognition of the individual qualities and strengths we can each contribute to the School.   Creating a healthy community of learning will enable us to share our skills more widely and draw on those of others who will wish to join us in our journey and this is already beginning to happen.
 
As we each take responsibility for the contribution that we can offer to the School, a sense of movement and expansion is developing and with it the freedom of creative possibilities to take us forward.
 
Revi Miller
Principal
Fees announcement
School fees for 2015/16

The Trustees have now set the fees for next year. 
 
By way of background, you may remember that the fees were not increased at all this year and neither were staff salaries.  We have already made some changes to enhance the quality of the curriculum and these have increased the cost of the education we provide.  For example, all the classes now have a longer school week and we have invested significantly more than last year in class materials.   There are plans to increase the subjects offered and strengthen the current delivery by having additional staff cover to enable the teachers to have time to develop their work through the possibilities offered by mentoring, peer observation and specialist training.
 
In order to meet these costs, the fees will increase next year by around £300 per child, or just over 4%.
 
Class 2015/16
Kindergarten £6,650
Class 1 £7,280
Class 2 £7,280
Class 3 £7,410
Class 4 £7,410
Class 5 £7,570
Class 6 £7,620
Class 7 £7,825
Class 8 £7,825
 
Fees quoted exclude any additional charges for trips, sports or equipment.  Charges for these items will be communicated under separate cover in due course.

Applications for community supported places 2015/16

Thank you for submitting applications.  We thank you for your patience and we will respond shortly.

Helen Smither
Bursar
 
We would like to wish you a peaceful time over the Easter period and look forward to welcoming you back at the beginning of the summer term.
 
Revi Miller and Helen Smither
 
Class III Shelters
Class III Projects  - Houses and Shelterslook at the shelters here
Jumble Sale thanks
Another successful Jumble Sale was completed a couple of weekends ago - and a whopping £1350 was raised for the school, a portion of that money is going to replenish the Library, and also some great pieces were selected for the costume cupboard.

Thank you to all of you who donated, helped sort, sold, baked, cleaned and shopped - it is a fun event with the added bonus of being a great fund raiser and a wonderful showcase for the school to our local community. 

Thanks again... until the next time ( May 16th )

Jo & Lindsey
Summer Fair
Community Notices
School parent looking for a studio or flat to rent, available for immediate occupation or from early April.
Open to house sharing.
Contact Alex 07525 252696


Babysitter/Childminder required on Tuesday evenings  5.15pm – 9.15pm for 3 year old in N16.
Contact Frankie 07507 797173
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