A one-day workshop for primary teachers, parents and childcare providers to find inspiration in storytelling and creating your own stories and verses.
Understanding how gesture and song are the roots of language development.
Attuning to our breathing rhythm
• for calm and vitality in our teaching
• for excellent classroom management
• to strengthen our voice and pacing in teaching and storytelling
• to discover inspiration in storytelling
• to deepen our understanding of movement and literacy.
The workshop is facilitated by Nell Smyth. Nell is a Steiner teacher, trainer and author. She brings a wealth of experience working with early years, in primary and secondary education and with adults, both in Ireland, and internationally.
€30/€20 students. Limited to 20 places.
Booking information at http://www.saoirsewaldorf.com/workshops/.
For more information on the ‘Learning to Learn’ series of workshops, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you ever wondered what actually happens in a Waldorf School?
A quick google will have given you some idea but what could be nicer than to actually share some of the day-to-day learning in our school just outside of Callan.
Our teachers Conor and Cindy will 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.
This week Conor tells us about the Vikings
“One of our our main lesson blocks in class 4 is ‘Norse Mythology.’ We have been exploring these wonderful tales from the creation, through many of the sagas, filled with rich and varied characters with whom many will be familiar. The wisdom of Odin, the ferocity of Thor, the beauty of Freya, the mischievous Loki, fairies, journeys and exploits which engage the imagination of us today and allow an insight into our Viking ancestors. We have visited Reginald’s Tower in Waterford and learned of its rich Viking heritage and been lucky enough to have a Viking re-enactor come to the school to meet the children (I can’t imagine a Viking ever had so many questions to answer!). We also made our own wooden long-ships which you can see invading Irish coastal areas in search of danegold in the photograph!”
Next time: Farming and gardening with Cindy
Come and join parents and teachers for an informative evening on Waldorf Education in Kilkenny:
Wednesday 10th April 2013, School of Music, Kilkenny, 8pm
Tuesday 16th April 2013, l’Arche Cafe, Callan, 8pm
Kilkenny Waldorf School is hosting a Moroccan Meal on Friday 23rd November 2012. Brahim and his team will be preparing an authentic array of Moroccan dishes in the Watergarden in Thomastown. During the meal there will be an Arts & Crafts raffle with some beautiful prizes on offer. The meal is in aid of the school, and on the night you will be served by parents and teachers; a great chance to find out more about our school.
“Are Achievement and Balance in Education Possible?”
Pearse O’Shiel an excellent and well known speaker on educational issues is coming to Wexford on
Monday 8th October, 7.30pm
at Riverbank Hotel, Ferrybank, Wexford
His talk will be of interest to parents and teachers of children of all ages from infant to and including teenagers.
He will look at how parents and teachers can really help their children achieve in school and life that will have a profound effect also on their personal development and fulfilment.
Based on the approach of Steiner Education.
This is a talk our children will thank us for attending!
Free of Charge, seating limited. Please come.