E-Chronicle 8th March 2016

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

1. Lower School Children

2. Upcoming Events

3. Kindergarten Open Day

4. Brambles Taster Session

5. Volunteer Parent Work Days

6. English Teacher at Wiesbaden Steiner School

7. School Leader’s Blog

8. Other Items






1. Lower School Children:

Please would you collect your children at the end of their last lesson or enrol them in After School Club.

It is not possible for children to be left playing on site after school, even if waiting for an older sibling and even if you as a parent are present.

Thank you for your support.


2. Upcoming Events:

18th March 2016 – Sport Relief Fun Run at 3pm on the school field. It is hoped that as many parents, pupils and staff will take part in the run as feel able. Twelve laps is 1 mile. For sponsorship forms please click here, or collect one from reception. Please can we have some volunteers to help with serving refreshments

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. Brambles Taster Session:

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

Date: Thursday 24th March 10am-12pm

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


5 .Volunteer Parent Work Days

The proposed work days this term have been postponed due to a lack of interest. We will be looking at how we can organise these days better.


6. 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


7. School Leader’s Blog:

The school Leader now has a blog page which sits within the website.

It is situated in the “About” tab under “School Leader’s Blog” this is password protected and the password was in the email that was sent with the link to this page.


8. 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.


  • Free Sessions in Psychophonetics: Health is more than the absence of illness and in the same way, sanity is more than the absence of madness! Psychophonetics is a practical and effective way to turn daily difficulties into opportunities. It really is possible to draw renewed sanity out of knotty issues. In a single session you can inwardly create something practical to take away and use as a daily practice. If you would like to arrange a session call Graham Kennish on 07973 680 959


  • 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).


Some items for the E-Chronicle are supplied externally to the school and any opinions or views expressed by them do not necessarily reflect the views of the school nor is the inclusion to be viewed as an endorsement by the school.