Fairytale Summer Camps at Ballyhall Kindergarten for 4-8 year olds: 7-11 July, 14-18 July, 21-25 July and 28 July -1 August.
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.
More information: 087-7713224
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.