Building a Solid Foundation in a Digital Age
Jan
11
7:30 PM19:30

Building a Solid Foundation in a Digital Age

Today’s world requires people with tolerance, empathy, creativity and common sense. Joan will identify how these and other essential human qualities need to be developed strongly in childhood and how too much technology too soon can interfere with their development.

Joan Almon is founder of the Alliance for Childhood in the US, which addresses a number of childhood issues including the overuse of digital technologies and the need for restoring
play. She was also a Waldorf early childhood educator and advisor.

Salvation Army Hall,
Mary Ann Gardens,
Deptford, London
SE8 3DP
Entry - free

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Resilience in childhood. Supporting hand, head & heart. with Dr David McGavin and Ingrid Ermansen of the Kairos Rehabilitation Trust
Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

Resilience in childhood. Supporting hand, head & heart. with Dr David McGavin and Ingrid Ermansen of the Kairos Rehabilitation Trust

While still in the womb mothers often discern character traits in their child. We are well aware that the child brings along more than the inheritance of their body’s substance.
Through nurture we wield a big influence on how a child develops and if the attitude of respect and reverence for the child’s uniqueness prevails we stand a good chance of facilitating their healthy development.

The Steiner curriculum like the practice of Anthroposophic Medicine is based on an understanding of the many delicate processes through which the child’s uniqueness or individual spirit must find and establish its place within the body’s inherited material.
Over 3 evenings (May 9th, May 23rd & June 20th) GP Dr David McGavin and Eurythmy Therapist, Ingrid Hermansen of Kairos Rehabilitation Trust will look at issues of child development including:

  • motoric development
  • stimulating self regulation
  • common illnesses
  • challenging behaviour
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Happy Child, Happy Home. Conscious Parenting Ideas talk.
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Happy Child, Happy Home. Conscious Parenting Ideas talk.

Lou will explore inspiring ideas to build greater connection and joy into family life; what are the fundamental elements of childhood, and what do children truly need to flourish?  
Lou Harvey-Zahra (a bestselling Steiner-Waldorf author) will share her practical ‘Conscious Parenting’ tips to help make family homes more harmonious, plus, every day, suggestions for making ordinary family moments extraordinary.

Lou Harvey-Zahra is a mother, Rudolf Steiner teacher, playgroup leader and popular parenting author with three books including the bestselling Happy Child, Happy Home and her latest book Creative Discipline, Connected Family (Floris Book). Lou presents in Steiner/Waldorf schools across Australia, UK, and LA. Lou lives with her family in Melbourne, Australia.

A wonderful opportunity to hear Lou speak in Greenwich - all parents welcome!

 “It’s day four after the talk and we are already having more fun, more magic and more love, thank you!” Georgie Williams (parent)

Lou’s books will be available at the event £14.99 (cash only) and from all online sites and Steiner stores.

See Lou’s website www.skiptomylouparenting.com

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Resilience in childhood. Supporting hand, head & heart. with Dr David McGavin and Ingrid Ermansen of the Kairos Rehabilitation Trust
May
23
7:30 PM19:30

Resilience in childhood. Supporting hand, head & heart. with Dr David McGavin and Ingrid Ermansen of the Kairos Rehabilitation Trust

While still in the womb mothers often discern character traits in their child. We are well aware that the child brings along more than the inheritance of their body’s substance.
Through nurture we wield a big influence on how a child develops and if the attitude of respect and reverence for the child’s uniqueness prevails we stand a good chance of facilitating their healthy development.

The Steiner curriculum like the practice of Anthroposophic Medicine is based on an understanding of the many delicate processes through which the child’s uniqueness or individual spirit must find and establish its place within the body’s inherited material.
Over 3 evenings (May 9th, May 23rd & June 20th) GP Dr David McGavin and Eurythmy Therapist, Ingrid Hermansen of Kairos Rehabilitation Trust will look at issues of child development including:

  • motoric development
  • stimulating self regulation
  • common illnesses
  • challenging behaviour
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Resilience in childhood. Supporting hand, head & heart. with Dr David McGavin and Ingrid Ermansen of the Kairos Rehabilitation Trust
May
9
7:30 PM19:30

Resilience in childhood. Supporting hand, head & heart. with Dr David McGavin and Ingrid Ermansen of the Kairos Rehabilitation Trust

While still in the womb mothers often discern character traits in their child. We are well aware that the child brings along more than the inheritance of their body’s substance.
Through nurture we wield a big influence on how a child develops and if the attitude of respect and reverence for the child’s uniqueness prevails we stand a good chance of facilitating their healthy development.

The Steiner curriculum like the practice of Anthroposophic Medicine is based on an understanding of the many delicate processes through which the child’s uniqueness or individual spirit must find and establish its place within the body’s inherited material.
Over 3 evenings (May 9th, May 23rd & June 20th) GP Dr David McGavin and Eurythmy Therapist, Ingrid Hermansen of Kairos Rehabilitation Trust will look at issues of child development including:

  • motoric development
  • stimulating self regulation
  • common illnesses
  • challenging behaviour

 

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SWSF Parent & Child Workshop/Seminar 2017
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

SWSF Parent & Child Workshop/Seminar 2017

Group leaders provide the space for parents and their children to interact and be together in an environment that is rich in nurturing activities, for the child and the parent. In this space, they often witness the kinds of relationships that exist between parents and children, as well as the interactions that develop among the adults in the group, and among the children themselves. They witness different cultures and parenting styles, which they may or may not support.

With their knowledge and experience in child development, leaders can really support parents in their early parenting journey. However, such opportunities may not always present themselves, and leaders can remain mere witnesses. In their quest to support parents, leaders themselves need support, be it from colleagues, advisers, or the wider P&C group leaders’ community. The conference aims to provide leaders with ideas of how to best support parents as well as how to find support if they need it themselves.

PROGRAMME

9.15 Registration and coffee

10.00 Three Presentations on the theme by Dorothy Marlen, Jane Girling and Rachel Tapping

12.30 Lunch – PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN

1.30 - 3.00 Three Workshops led by the presenters on the theme

3.00 – 4.00 Feedback from the discussion groups/conversation.

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Open morning
Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

Open morning

Open morning

Please do join us at our next Open Morning

What to expect

The timetable of the morning:

  • 10.00am - Arrival, refreshments and explore the building
  • 10.30am - Welcome and short talk about our school and Steiner education
  • 11.00am - Question time and more time to look around the school
  • 12.00pm - Finish

You are welcome to bring your child (or children). A creche is run in a kindergarten which includes some snacks and activities. Older children will need to attend the talk. 

Teachers and parents of the school will be on hand to answer your questions.

We look forward to welcoming you here!

Please fill in this form to book for the 18th March open morning.

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Bob Allen Talk
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Bob Allen Talk

Providing a framework for understanding the reasons why your children may have issues with learning and behaviour:  the connection between an immature central nervous system and day to day function through retained primitive reflexes.

Bob Allen has been working for over 20 years with children who experience a wide range of symptoms such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, fear and anxiety, speech and language problems, emotional and social integration difficulties.
The object of the talk is to reassure parents that their children are not ‘naughty’, ‘can’t be bothered’ or simply ‘won’t behave properly’, but have blocks within the neural system that prevent them from reaching their true potential in terms of being able to relate and learn at an age-related level; they are already working many times as hard as the next child to keep up in these respects.
Developmental Therapy involves the use of movement, sound therapy and skin stimulus in order to trigger the central nervous system to complete its development, freeing the child to access their full potential.

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Jan
28
9:30 AM09:30

Middle school open morning

Classes 6 to 8 (Middle School) Open Morning Experience
Saturday 28th January 2017. 9.30 to noon.

You are warmly invited to attend the Classes 6-8 (equivalent to Years 7 -9 in Main Stream) Open Morning Experience. We hope it will answer any questions you may have about teaching and learning in classes 6, 7 and 8 and provide a glimpse into the many enriching experiences students have at this stage of their education. 

There will be a presentation about the middle school, teaching demonstrations and a question and answer session to address any issues that you would like to raise.

Please fill in this form to book for the 28th January Middle School Open Morning.

 

Schedule

 09.30 – 10.00
Tea and coffee on arrival.

10.00 – 10.05
Welcome from Trudy Coutinho.
Overview, aims and structure of the meeting.

10.05 – 10.15
Activity  - singing with Maritza Bulcock.

10.15 – 10.45
An overview of middle school – Trudy Coutinho.
A presentation providing general information about the Middle School.

10.45 – 11.25
Choice of teaching demonstration related to Middle School Subjects.

11.25 – 11.55pm
Short introductions from any Guests (ex-Steiner Students or Parents) and related Q&A.

Plenary session.
11.55 – 12 noon
Next steps.

12 noon Good-bye!

However, anyone wishing to ask more questions may do so more informally until 12.30pm

 

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Forging positive relationships between Kindergarten parents and their children with Winny Mossman
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Forging positive relationships between Kindergarten parents and their children with Winny Mossman

A workshop exploring successful ways in which to create boundaries for children without conflict. 

Winny Mossman was a Kindergarten teacher at Bristol Steiner School for over thirty years. For the past ten years she has worked as a Teacher trainer, mainly teaching Creative Discipline, Classroom management, Painting, craft skills and early years Woodwork. In her role as a Trainer and Steiner Waldorf fellowship Advisor, she has visited many Steiner settings, mentoring teachers and students and has taught CPD workshops on Working with Parents and Colleagues, Meeting the needs of challenging children in the kindergarten and Creative Discipline in both Steiner Schools and mainstream settings.

Winny has a deep interest in working closely with parents and has led Parent Workshops in several schools and kindergartens.

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Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

A Source of Strength with Sven Saar

Every parent and teacher wishes for the children in their charge to develop confidence and experience personal success in their lives. How can that be achieved without encouraging selfishness? Steiner Schools foster a sense of self-worth that is not gained at the expense of others, but with the help of supportive peers and loving teachers.

There are only three effective educational tools: Fear, ambition and love. We work without the first two. Rudolf Steiner

Sven grew up in Germany, did a full time training as a Steiner Waldorf teacher in the eighties and became a class teacher at the age of 22. He worked in the two oldest UK Steiner Schools, Michael House in Derbyshire and Michael Hall in Sussex, before taking a class one in Germany, near Lake Constance, in 2008. Throughout his career he also taught in the Upper School, specialising in History and Drama. His wife Margot is a teacher, translator and interpreter. They have just returned to the UK where they live in Gloucester. 

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Sep
25
11:30 AM11:30

An evening with Tessabella Lovemore Thurs Sept 29th 2016 at 7pm

 

All parents have questions about a healthy approach to protecting their children and preparing them for their own sexuality. This may be difficult as children could become sexualised at a young age, and parents have concerns on how to protect them from sexualising influences. 

How can we prepare children for what feelings arise through their own sexual development and what influences may come to them from the world out there?  

Dr Tessabella Lovemore will speak about some of the ways we can prepare children to be safe, as well as find their way comfortably into their sexuality when the time comes.

 

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