01 July, 2010

July Bugle

A few days after the summer solstice we celebrated our annual St John’s festival at the Kildare Steiner School. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to say thank you to people who have helped us during the year, as well as inviting anyone who is interested in our school to come along to the open day. We had a bonfire ,barbie, pizzas made in our traditional cob oven and music and maypole dancing! It was a lovely evening. It even stayed dry and the full moon was magnificent.
Pictures below taken by Janet show some of our guests enjoying themselves on our wild range of climbing w equipment!

This year was special as we had to say a sad goodbye to two of our dear teachers. Claudia Brave, who has been involved with the school since its inception in 1988, and has recently taught the children handcrafts has retired to follow new adventures. Our kindergarten teacher Viola Laumans, who has been with the school in its current location for the last five years, has also gone on to pastures new….she is going to study a Masters in drama therapy in Maynooth, so good luck Viola. Both these friends and colleagues will be greatly missed by the whole school community.

One of our parents, Sinead O’Tiarnaigh, who has been training to be a Steiner teacher in Clare will be taking over in the Kindergarten from September. We are changing the format of our handcraft curriculum…so if you know of anyone who might be interested in teaching the children knitting, cross-stitch, crochet, or any other type of craft, please give me a call and let l me know…we would be interested in speaking to you. We are lucky enough to have two local artists coming to work with us in the new school year, making totem poles and crafts to celebrate St Brigid- we are indeed blessed!

We are continuing to enrol to the growing school throughout the summer, so if you or anyone you know is interested in finding out more please give me a call on 086 4005211
- Angie Ruane