20th February 2018


Advent Fair Meeting                                            Tuesday 27th February 9am ALFA  

Planning Day                                                        Thursday 1st March School closes at 12pm

World Book Day                                                   Friday 2nd March

Clothes Swap (see below for details)                  Saturday 3rd March 11am-3pm in Kindergarten

Steiner Teacher Training Day                             Wednesday 14th March School closes at 12pm

St Patrick’s Day Holiday:                                    Monday 19th March

Class 1/2 Theatre Trip Seussical the Musical   Wednesday 21st March

Spring term Ends:                                                 Friday 23rd March School Closes at 12pm

Easter Break:                                          Monday 26th March – Friday 6th April 2017 incl.

Summer Term Starts:                                            Monday 9th April

May Bank Holiday                                                Monday 7th May

Class 3 4 Camping Trip                                        May 30th & 31st (Wednesday & Thursday)

Half Term Break                                                    Monday 4th (BH) & Tuesday 5th June

Class 5 6 Steiner Olympics:                       June 11th to 14th (Monday to Thursday incl.)

Last day of Summer term                                         Thursday 28th June


     Verse of the Week

Bright the sun’s gold rays are streaming;

Streaming fills my soul with light.

Light becomes a sword of radiance,

Radiance flashing in dark night.

Night is banished. See Love’s sun-rise,

Love’s Sun rising, warm and bright.


From – In the Light of a Child,  

 Michael Hedley Burton


St. Bridget’s Festival –  Thank you

Many thanks to all the parents who helped us celebrate St. Bridget’s by walking with the classes, helping with the road crossing, preparing delicious pots of soup or supporting children with the cross-making.  A special thank you also to Fionnuala Bates for her lovely Bridget’s Day assembly. The weather was kind to us and stayed dry but the ground was extremely wet! The children had a wonderful day.

Open Day – Thanks

Our Open Day on Saturday 10th last was very well attended, with lots of interest from families wanting to enrol their children here, not just in Kindergarten but in the older classes also.  Many thanks to those parents who helped with the essential tasks of welcoming visitors and talking with them, organising activities and hospitality. Your presence gives a great impression of the school.


School Planning Day

The school will close at 12pm on Thursday 1st March for a Planning Day. Buses will collect the children as normal.


Steiner Teacher Training Day

The school will close at 12pm on Wednesday 14th March for Steiner teacher training. Buses will collect the children as normal.


Class 1 / 2 Theatre Trip   

On March 21st, Class 1 / 2 will attend “Seussical the Musical” in the Lime Tree Theatre in Limerick. Information will be sent home to parents shortly.


Call for Pentatonic Flutes   

If any parent, past or present, or any friend of the school has any Pentatonic flute(s) that they would be willing to lend / donate to the school, please let us know.

Thanks, Cecily


 Children’s drinking Cups

Could parents ensure that all children have their own drinking cup / bottle in school that they do not share with others. Drinking water from their own cup and not sharing will help prevent the spread of germs from one person to another.


Advent Fair   

Next Tuesday 27th we will meet to discuss the future of the Advent Fair. If we cannot put together a fair team we will not have an Advent Fair in 2018. Please attend if you can to show your support for having an advent fair next year or email before Tuesday 27th.


Craft Group News

A big thank-you to Mol an Óige, our sister school in Ennistymon for inviting us to their Spring Fair. It was a very nice event and our Craft Stall raised €327.30 for our school.

Renate for The Craft Group


The Great East Clare Clothes Swap Update  

The clothes swap is to be held at the Kindergarten on Saturday 3rd March 11am-3pm as a fundraiser for the school. Come with a big bag of clothes you don’t need and leave with a big bag of quality clothes for you and your kids! The more you bring, the more you can take! There is a €6 entry on the day per family.  To take part, clothes can be dropped off on Friday 2nd March at the Eurythmy room or Saturday morning 9-10am at Kindergarten. We will accept good quality clean clothes for all ages, hats, scarves, gloves, paired shoes, curtains, bed linen, towels. No toys, books, duvets, pillows or bric a brac. Looking for volunteers to help out on Friday 2nd March and Saturday 3rd March. Please get in touch with Sinead Sheehan 0858267751/  or Nikki O Halloran

Reduce reuse recycle! All welcome.



An Evening of Leonard Cohen Songs:

The Hammond sisters Suzanne, Karen and Aoifee, all singers, songwriters and musicians in their own right come together with their dad Ray to bring you an evening of Leonard Cohen Songs…
We are honoured to have some guest performers as well singing some Cohen songs special to them. Enjoy a journey through beautiful harmonies and the exquisite songs of one of the most amazing poets of our time.
The New Alfa building, 7.30pm Friday 23rd of February. Admission is free, there will be a donation collection for Kindergarten.

Quaker Meetings (Society of Friends)

are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 8pm in Raheen Wood Steiner Secondary ALFA School.

Friends (Quakers) meet together in silence believing that the Holy Spirit, however perceived, will lead us to worship.  Any person who feels moved to do so may speak at the meeting. We believe that God exists in everyone, so that anyone can experience divine love and guidance.                                        Next 2018 Meetings: Tuesday 6th March, 3rd April, 1st May, 5th June.  All Welcome. Contact Marian on 086-851 6697


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5 mins from Raheen Wood School

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