06 July, 2009

Summer Activity Days @ Kildare Steiner School

Join us for fun and Joy!

Tuesday 14 July, 11am-3pm
Jam making with Caitilin (086 722 2058)
Bring: apron, clean jars and lids (5 or more if possible), tea towel, packed lunch, bread or scones, Age 6+, Max 14 people, Cost €20

Monday 20 July, 10.30am-3pm
Cob oven decoration with Kate (085 156 6339) & Angela
Bring: clothes that can be dirty, curving clay if possible, pizza dough and toppings for lunch, Age 6+, Max 16 people, Cost €10

Tuesday 21 July, 11am-3pm
Wet on wet painting with Mag (086 228 9237)
Bring: apron, wide paint brush and Steiner paint if possible, packed lunch, Age 4+, Max 14 people, Cost €5

Wednesday 22 July, 11am-12.30am
Tai Chi with John (086 813 1068)
Bring: Yoga mat, cushion, Age 10+, Max 12 people if rains – no limit if sun shines, No cost

Tuesday 28 July 11am-3pm
Cooking & Origami with Yuki (086 341 2006)
Bring: apron, knife, chopping board, ingredients of your choice, tea towel, Age 6+, Max 14 people, Cost €15

Tuesday 4 August 11am-3pm
Drum for fun with Ger (087 646 5465) & Kevin
Bring: Food to share, All age, Max no limit if sun shines, Cost: Donation appreciated

Monday 10 August 11am-11.45am
Yoga with Sinead Woods (085 102 7307)
Bring: Yoga mat or towel, Age 6+, Max 8, No cost

Saturday 29 August 11am-1pm
Polytunnel gardening with Liam (087 215 3332)
Bring: your favourite gardening tools, any home produce to share if available, All age, Max no limit, No cost

Terms and conditions
  1. Summer Activity Days @ Kildare Steiner School is a series of self-organised activity occasions. All age groups including adults are welcome.
  2. Booking needs to be done by texting to each activity leader one week before so that they know how many people are coming and they can contact the participants if necessary.
  3. Toddlers and those who are younger than the suitable age are welcome with accompanying adults. Toddler playground is open during the time that the activity is going on.
  4. People who are not currently with the Kildare Steiner School are also welcome.
  5. Please note that the Summer Activity Days are based on friendship and not a part of the School's formal service. We are sorry that neither the Kildare Steiner School nor parents involved can accept any liability in relation to the activities.
  6. Parents/guardian of children with specific health needs need to either accompany with the children or communicate clear instructions with the activity leaders of the day.
  7. Rooms and equipment need to be cleaned and tidied up at the end of the day to restore the order.
  8. Participants or their parents are liable for the damage to the School's property during the activity.
  9. The activity leaders reserve the right to ask participants to leave the activity if they cause any destruction to themselves or the others.
  10. The Allergen food policy needs to be respected by all the participants.

15 June, 2009

St John's Festival & Open Day

St. John’s Festival

And Open Day

26th June 5:30 pm

To celebrate the end of the Kildare Steiner School calendar year

BBQ (meat & vegetarian)

Pizzas from our new cob oven

and apple juice

will be provided

Music, Dance, Bonfire, Chat and Craic!

Hope you can make it!

24 April, 2009

Handwork group

There's a new hand work group starting this Friday 24th April.

After school dropoff, in the Parent and Toddler room; all are welcome. Bring ideas, material, books, etc.

Parent and Toddler has a roof!

As I’m sure you have all noticed, our little garden has had many worker gnomes visiting it recently. The cob oven and seating area has recently been given a fabulous roof. The foundations have been laid for a little gnome house. The pond has the beginnings of a bridge, and the sand pit is still inching its way to completion. That’s to say nothing of the herb and flower beds which are slowly popping up.
There is probably not a family in the school which hasn’t in some way contributed to creating this magic, so to you all we say thank you. With an extra special thank you to the people who have given up their weekends to assist.
The garden development is ongoing; we meet on a Monday morning. So anyone who would like to enjoy the spring, and allow their creativity to flow, please join us. Or if you would like to meet other parents in the school, please join us. Toddlers not required.
As always, if you know anyone who has preschool children who might enjoy meeting other parents at their stage of life, please let them know about the group. We meet Tuesday mornings 9am to 1pm. They can drop in at any time. For further information call Laura 086 853 9848.

22 April, 2009

Upcoming Fundraising Events

Many thanks to fundraising coordinator Mary Davies; the fundraising is amazingly active and productive.

Recent Events - Cello Concert
The recent cello concert was a great success, as was the raffle held there. Many thanks to Georg Martens, and to Dunshane for all their support. We raised €1000 for the school.

Traditional Music Nights
There are two great Traditional Music nights to look forward to at the Moate Theatre in Naas on 26th May and 2nd June. More on that to come.

Mini Marathon
Still time to get involved with the Mini Marathon; we have approximately 20 ladies walking for our school on the 1st June. This promises to be a great fun day. Sponsorship forms are available from Mary--remember, even if you're not walking, please take a sponsorship form and help collect for someone who is. It is looking like we will be organising a bus to take us up and back, leaving from the school.

Parachute Jump
A group of crazy parents and teachers are doing a parachute jump later in the summer! If anyone would like to know more about this, contact Angie.

Apple juice
A reminder that there is still some of our delicious apple juice left at €3.50 a bottle or €52 for a case of 16.

The Changing Scene

We hope you are enjoying the spring bulbs. The classes are working hard to create a beautiful garden in front of the school, using plants donated by a nursery. Soon, creepers will be twining around the pagoda, while little paths will wind around the cherry trees and flower beds.

The poly tunnel has gained a gravel path around it and a beech hedge. It looks ever so attractive. The next step is to get water to the tunnel, so that we can begin gardening. We need to have a mini-digger for a day. If you can help, please contact Gale at 045 406962.

20 March, 2009

Fundaraising Update/Ladies Mini-Marathon

Our fundraising efforts this year have done very well so far:

Raffle 4,000
Feile 1,500
Street collections 1,000
Carol singing 250
Coffee morning 900
Bag packing 200
Apple juice 3,560*

Total 11,350

*This is when all the apple juice has been sold – so please keep up your efforts

Although our work has been so productive so far, the funds raised are just covering our energy costs, so to keep the momentum going (and hopefully to complete some of the essential outdoor work), the Fundraising Team have met to try and outline possible ways of generating more income.

One super suggestion was the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon, which takes place on Monday, June 1st. If you would like to run, walk or jog the route, all you need to do is register online at:

Mary Davis has done up sponsor forms for the school and they are available either from her or any of the teachers. So, if you would like to do the mini-marathon yourself, or if you know someone that does it regularly and would like a great cause to support, please get a form!


More news soon of other fundraisers…

The Fundraising Team

10 March, 2009

Kildare Steiner School Fundraiser: Concert


SOLOS not HEARD before
New transcriptions & free improvisations

Cello - Georg Mertens (Australia)

Music from Albeniz, Bach, Squire, Popper, Rachmaninov, and Mertens.
Georg Mertens' 'Erh Hu Imrpovisations' in which sounds are produced like
from another world.
visit: www.georgcello.com and 'YouTube'


FRIDAY April 3rd 7.30 pm


Dunshane, Brannockstown, Naas, Co. Kildare

Bookings: Harvest Fare Blessington ph 045 891636
or Svantje at Kildare Steiner School ph 0851 574 267
also tickets at the door

Adults 20 € / Consc. 15 € / Child 10 €
(Includes complementary wine or juice)

02 March, 2009

Social Morning


Come along and meet the other parents, have some coffee and a chat. Children are especially welcome. 9:30 a.m. (after school drop off) on Thursday, 5th March 2009 at Mary's house.

Need directions? Check for the flyer your child (should have) brought home, or give Mary a call.

23 January, 2009

Parent Evening

Dear Parents,

You are invited to a Parents Evening on Wednesday 4th February:
  • Classes 1-3 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Classes 4-6 at 8:30 p.m.
The teacher will be talking about what the children have been learning. It is also an opportunity for discussions and questions. Please let your teacher know if you will be attending!