E-Chronicle 18th March 2016

Chronicle Header_16_MarThis week’s E-Chronicle contains the following:

1. Cakes for Parents Festival

2. Upcoming Events

3. Kindergarten Open Day

4. Official Launch of Brambles Outdoor Parent & Toddler Groups across Kent.

5. Brambles Taster Session

6. Wildbread

7. English Teacher at Wiesbaden Steiner School

8. School Leader’s Blog

9. Other Items


1. Cakes for Parents Festival

We are really looking forward to this Saturday’s Parent’s Festival.

Please may we request parents to bring cakes for the festival. Any contributions would be greatly appreciated.

Please drop off any donations to the front office if it is before the end of day on Friday.

On Saturday, you can drop them off directly to the theatre kitchen.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

2. Upcoming Events:

19th March 2016 – Kindergarten Open Day – details below.

19th March 2016 – Parents Festival 2:30pm.

23rd March 2016 – Last Day of Easter Term.

Please note that the Easter Bazaar will be moving to Sunday 15th May 2016 to become a May Fair and be combined with National Children’s Day.

3.  Kindergarten Open Day:

Saturday 19th March 10am-Noon.

For more details click here.

4. Official Launch of Brambles Outdoor Parent & Toddler Groups across Kent.

This term we have been busy developing additional outdoor parent & toddler groups in natural settings across Kent. We are hoping this exciting initiative will make a positive contribution to the local community.

Our sessions will include natural crafts, a wholesome snack, a musical circle time and a seasonal story.

We have been working with the Forestry Commission, Kent Wildlife Trust, Kent County Council, Ashford Borough Council and other local partners. We are very happy to announce we now have gained permissions in several local areas such as:

Brockhill Country Park near Hythe and Folkestone;

Conningbrook Lakes Country Park in Ashford;

Lyminge Forest near Elham;

Orlestone Forest Nature Reserve near Hamstreet.

An additional location will be announced soon…

All parents, grandparents, childminders & carers are welcome! Please help us spread the word through our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/Brambles-outdoor. Fliers also available from the front office during opening hours.

For more information please visit our website http://www.brambles-outdoor.co.uk/ or email brambles@canterburysteiner.co.uk.

5. Brambles Taster Session:

A chance to try a Brambles Outdoor Parent and Toddler Group for FREE!

Date: Thursday 24th March 10am-12pm

Venue: Lyminge Forest (Park & West Wood, near Lyminge) Just off Stone Street/B2068 near Sixmile Garage.

Download Leaflet Here


Date: Monday 11th April 10am-12pm

Venue: Brockhill Country Park, Sandling Road, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4HL

Download Leaflet Here


Date: Friday 15th April 10am-12pm

Venue: Conningbrook Lakes Country Park, Ashford TN24 9QX.  Free car parking at the Julie Rose Stadium. Follow the main access track to the country park just on the right of the Julie Rose Stadium building.


6 . Wildbread

This Thursday 17th March 2016, 14:35-16:00 we will not only have Brockman Farm Produce with a stall but we will now have Wild Bread Sourdough Bakehouse as well (only on Thursdays)

For more details please see the leaflet.

7. English Teacher at Wiesbaden Steiner School

Martine Fonteneau-Schneider is looking to spend 2 weeks in the Canterbury area are between 18th July and 26th August. She is looking to absorb English culture and is looking for assistance in finding a volunteer placement in an organisation like the National Trust, Canterbury Cathedral or something similar.

She is also looking for accommodation with a family, for which she will pay or she could offer German and French Lessons.

If anyone can help please could help please contact Britta by email  britta@canterburysteiner.co.uk

8. School Leader’s Blog:

Don’t forget to read the School Leader’s blog.

It is situated in the “About” tab under “School Leader’s Blog” this is password protected if you need a password reminder please email marketing@canterburysteiner.co.uk .

9. Other Items

  • Summer Camp – For more details click here.
  • Waldorf Sailing Camp – For more details click here.
  • Christian Community Programme – For more details click here.
  • Avignon Holiday Let: We are parents of a pupil of the Steiner School in Avignon (South of France) and want to give to rent our house during next summer holidays. For 5/6 or  persons, it is an ideal spot to discover Provence, with swimming-pool, ping-pong table, trampoline. Rent price 810 euros a week. http://maisonprovence84.canalblog.com We speak English, Italian and French. For information Bruno and Sylvie Hildesheim Duchateau 00.33.490.51.97.17 / 00.33.668.40.50.01 –  duchateau.bruno@wanadoo.fr
  • Study Groups Update: ~ Exploring our capacities through the work of Rudolf Steiner ~ We are pleased to say that two study groups are now meeting each week. (See previous e-chronicles for full details.) We welcome new members at any time. If you are interested, please speak with Jemma Hone (01227 730989), Hannes Keiser (01227 738957) or Fiona Chapman (01227 730882), or just come along. Wednesday evenings: 7.45 for 8 pm until 9.30 pm at the meeting room in the Kindergarten building, Canterbury Steiner School. Thursday mornings: 8.45 for 9 am until 10.30 am. various Chartham venues – please phone to check. For more details click here.
  • Mallorca Cottage for Rent: 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 familes could go together but be independent.              See    https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/430885     for details, but much lower rates will apply (see the attachment or email kennish46@gmail.com).

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