UsuallyWelcome to Raheen Wood Steiner National School! Thank you for your interest in enrolling in our school.
We invite you to visit the school during one of our open days. These are held twice a year;
• Advent fair/open day for prospective parents – Saturday 1st of December 2018 12-4pm
• Open day for prospective parents – Usually Second Saturday in February, 10am to 1pm (See Newsletter for date)
See the school, meet the teachers, see what makes our school unique and why our children love to come to school!
Please contact the school secretary, Cecily, at the school office 061 921494 or firstname.lastname@example.org for enrolment form/forms. On receipt of your enrolment form and all relevant reports (if asked for), the secretary will contact you to arrange an interview date.
Interviews are informal meetings between parents, child and teachers. Meetings usually last about 1 hour. The purpose of the interview is for us to try to find out whether or not we would be able to meet the needs of your child. There is an opportunity for parents and the Class Teacher to ask any further questions they may have while your child is supervised by the other teacher.
Raheen Wood Steiner National School is a state funded primary school. As a state funded school there are no tuition fees. However many families choose to make regular donations to the school to fund subjects that are not provided for by the state and to allow for additional teachers/teaching assistants. These additional donations, that parents make, and all of the other parental fundraising, are central to the provision of many of the Steiner aspects of the education. For example, the presence of two parent funded kindergarten assistants allows a teacher:child ratio of 1:9, this ratio enables children to climb trees, take daily forest walks and take part in daily baking and craft activities. The subject teachers are also parent funded, allowing children to take lessons in French and Handwork.
The school does not provide a list and ask parents to purchase books and materials. The high quality materials used during lessons such as materials needed in handwork lessons, textbooks for use in the classroom and copybooks, paper, crayons and pencils, are purchased in bulk by the school and parents reimburse the school for this outlay on the basis of an annual cost per child. Materials money is also used to fund the hot organic meals provided to kindergarten pupils daily.