Come to our Spring Open Day to meet the teachers, students and parents of Kilkenny Steiner School and Ballyhall Kindergarten. Look around the school and kindergarten, learn more about Steiner Education, and enjoy a very warm welcome.
Kilkenny Steiner School and Ballyhall Kindergarten offer a unique, creative, and non-denominational approach to early years and primary education in the South East.
Working with Steiner / Waldorf methods of learning, we have a “Head, Heart and Hands” approach to education which combines academic, social, practical and artistic development within a rich curriculum.
We are currently open for new admissions for children aged between 2 and a half and about 5.
Educating for the Future- the Steiner Waldorf Approach
A Public Talk and Conversation with Christopher Clouder
Take inspiration from the Steiner Waldorf principles practised at Kilkenny Steiner School and hear Christopher Clouder, FRSA, an internationally renowned educational consultant & lecturer talk on the benefits of wonder, empathy & conscience in education.
Christopher’s inspiring expertise ranges from the importance of play & imagination to creativity & innovation in education.
He is passionate on the subjects of social & emotional educational matters, contemporary social issues, an arts-rich curriculum & cultural evolution.
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Kilkenny Steiner School presents an evening with documentary filmmaker Kim Hunter exploring the importance of play in childhood.
There will be a screening of the documentary “Time to Play” followed by Q&A with the film’s director.
Pop up cafe and play ideas to take home.
All are welcome.
Venue: KCAT, Abbey Meadow, Callan Date: Thursday 23 November at 7.30 pm
No charge –Suggested donation of €5 welcome
Kim Hunter, the film’s director and producer, has been working with young children her whole life, but formally in the classroom for the last two decades.
The 45 minute documentary film stems from her concerns about the ways our culture is orienting our thoughts about what is best for children.
“My hope with this film is that it can be used as a ‘spring board’ for conversations about what we might do better in the area of meeting the developmental needs of the early years of childhood.”
Our days are so over-scheduled that the opportunities for ‘down time’ for most people just don’t exist in a healthy way anymore. The biggest effects of this imbalance are on the youngest ones among us who are victims of our society’s speed and competitiveness.
Kilkenny Steiner School is delighted to welcome enrolments for a new initiative that will accept children of 5 and 6 six years of age in an ‘Infants’ style year, preparing the children for formal schooling from age 7. Packed with outdoor activities, crafts, art, storytelling, and lots of play, Féileacán will be led by experienced National School Teacher Conor Boland, who has been teaching in Kilkenny Steiner School for 5 years.
“This is an exciting new initiative that we hope will make Steiner Waldorf Education more accessible to all families,” said Jeffrey Gormly, a member of the Management Committee of the school. “As a parent of a child in the school, I had very little knowledge of experience of this kind of education, but after nearly four years I am convinced that any child, regardless of personality, would thrive here as my daughter does. The curriculum really ties in with her personal development, its very empowering of her own learning ability, and the location of the school, in an orchard and garden, is unbeatable.”
Kilkenny Steiner School is holding an Open Day on Saturday July 1st from 11am-1pm for children and their families interested in joining the Féileacán group.
Kilkenny Steiner School is seeking a Class 1 Teacher to start as soon as possible. We are a small, but growing school set in the beautiful grounds of Camphill Community Ballytobin which caters for Classes 1 to 6. There is also a Steiner kindergarten close by.
We are looking for a highly motivated, trained and experienced Steiner teacher to take on a small class 1 of 8 children which will become a combined Class 1 & 2 in 2016. The ideal candidate will be at home in delivering the curriculum and in engaging children in musical and artistic activity. A high standard of English is required. Fluency in German or Irish would be an advantage. Because of the size of the school there is a good deal of working together with other teachers and parents on planning and creating festivals and fund raising.
A celebration of Motherhood and the Gift of Life,
Following on from last year’s popular Valentine’s event.
Castalia Hall, Ballytobin, Callan, Co. Kilkenny
Friday 1st May, doors 7.30 pm
With poetry, drama, dance and song, featuring
Advance tickets €10, €12 at door
In aid of Kilkenny Steiner School
A public talk and conversation for parents and educators with Christopher Clouder.
How can we enable the child of today to face the future with courage, resourcefulness and creativity?
How can we enable each and every child to develop their own individual gifts and let these enrich the lives of all?
How can education respond to the changing times and changing nature of childhood?
These and more questions on one of the most important issues of our time will be addressed on this evening.
Clubhouse Hotel, Patrick St, Kilkenny
7.30 pm on Thursday 27 March 2014.
Parking available in Hotel car park accessed from New Street (beside Ormonde Electrical)
Suggested contribution 5 Euro
Christopher Clouder has spent a lifetime in education as teacher, organiser and educational consultant. He was the CEO of the European Council for Steiner/ Waldorf Education that spans some 680 schools in 27 countries and was the founder of the Alliance for Childhood. He is now a freelance speaker, writer and consultant. He has worked closely with educational policymakers in the UK and Europe, shared platforms with many academics, worked as a school consultant and is considered an authority on Steiner, creative education and educational innovation.
Have you ever wondered what actually happens in a Steiner School?
Our teachers Conor and Cindy offer a glimpse twice a month from everyday experiences in teaching and learning. Do ask us if you would like to hear about something in particular.
In the Farming Lesson the children ask our farmer Bastian some questions they came up with. Bastian explained to the children how many animals there are on the farm and how many fields are needed to provide enough grass and silage to feed them. He also had to admit that his most favourite animal on the farm was Samson (his dog) and try to explain how the cow makes milk from the grass they eat. Not an easy task with so many inquisitive reporters.
The other picture show our hands on experience in mucking out the cow shed. The previous day we cleaned out Bobby’s (the horse) stable and learned that a cow is differently stabled than a horse. The children also realised how much hard work it is to fill the wheelbarrow with the dung of the cows and how heavy they are when you try and push them to the dung heap. This hands on experience made the children aware of how hard the farmers have to work, so that we can get our daily milk. The aim of this main lesson is to instill a feeling of gratefulness and respect towards the origin of the items we daily eat, wear and use. Next time: Numbers & Maths…