Newsletter 12th February 2020


Valentine’s Bake Sale                                             Friday 14th February from 1.20pm

Half Term Break:                                                    Monday 17th to Friday 21st February

Class 1 / 2 Play A Taste of Aesop’s Fables         New Date Thursday 27th February 6pm

FUN-RUN SCHOOL FUNDRAISER                                   Sunday March 8th at 12.30pm

St. Patrick’s Day Holiday                             Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th March

Easter Holidays                                      Monday 6th April to Friday 17th April

May Bank Holiday                                              Monday 4th May

Half Term Break                                  Monday 1st (BH) & Tuesday 2nd June

Steiner Olympics Class 5 / 6                             Monday 8th to Thursday 11th June

Last Day of School                                                        Friday 26th June


Verse of the Week

My light is pressed by darkness round;

It is not easy to stay upright, strong and sound!

The dragon, lurking, would devour

My shining radiance with his power.


But I, remembering how on winter’s Holy Night,

In darkness shone the Midnight Sun that is the world’s true Light,
Need have no fear of dragons wild

For I am led by the Holy Child.


From – In the Light of a Child,                                           

Michael Hedley Burton


Half Term Break:

School will be closed for midterm all next week. We hope everybody has an enjoyable break. Re-opening Monday 24th February.


St. Bridget’s Festival –  Thank you

Many thanks to the parents who helped us celebrate St. Bridget’s by walking with the classes, preparing delicious pots of soup or supporting children with the cross-making.  The new route through the woods for rushes-collecting worked very well and was considerably less muddy!

A special thank you also to Niamh for her lovely Bridget’s Day assembly. The weather was kind to us, a lovely bright Winter’s morning – the children had a great day.


Open Day – Thanks

Our Open Day on Saturday 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.


Fundraiser Fun Run                                  

We are having a Fun Run 5k/10k as a fundraiser for RWCNS and ALFA. It will take place on Sunday March 8th at 12:30pm.

Registration will take place from 11:30am in the Main School. €10 per adult, children are free. Participants will be guided to starting point in the forest. Runners and walkers have their choice of a one loop 5k or the longer 10k. Fully signposted route in our Raheen Woods. Refreshments of soup, tea, coffee and goodies after. We are hoping to attract many of the local running/fitness groups as well as our own parent body and community of friends.

We need volunteers on the day for the following: serving refreshments, forest stewards, car park attendants, water station servers, registration helpers, homemade baking. If you would like to help please contact Franci Corbett 087-9562630. I am specifically looking for someone to design a flyer advertising the event to be shared on social media. If you have a flare for that please let me know.

More details will follow as we get organised. For now, get in touch if you would like to be involved in the organisation or if you can volunteer on the day.

Finally, Save the Date for a fun day of health and wellbeing!!

Thank you, Franci Corbett






SIREN and Tembre & Amelia 

An acoustic evening concert with sweet melodies and beautiful harmonies with a bit of sparkle.
St Cronan’s Church Tuamgraney, County Clare.
Sunday 1st March 2020 7pm
€10 per ticket prior to event
€15 on the door
Doors open at 7pm, warm refreshments being sold
Concert starts at 7.30pm
Tickets available through E.C Community Co-Op Cafe & from Tembre in person 0877830282

As this is a fundraiser for our school – share the event to friends and family in the community and please support.

If you are a facebook user, you will find the event called Spring Harmony Concert



Request / Inquiry

Hello to all the Steiner school community. We are a family of four living in Monaghan, with a 3 year old and 4 year old. We live in a mobile home, and wondering if anyone has land we could put it on if we made the move for our children to go to Raheen Wood. Ideally (seeing as we moved the mobile into my mother’s garden) we’d need to connect up to electric nearby/septic tank. Just putting it out there…




Clare County Library – Take a Closer Look

A new national advertising campaign is asking everyone to take a closer look at what their local authority library has to offer.

Clare County Library and all public libraries around the country are joining in the campaign, which is running for the next four weeks across radio, cinema, TV on demand, digital and social.

The aim of the campaign is to encourage people of all ages to join and use the library.


We want everyone to take a closer look at their library, to see beyond what they thought it was, and find out about all the amazing services we offer – completely free!

We will be culminating the campaign with an Open Day in Scariff Public Library on Saturday 29th February. Our goal is to reach the public and groups who are not using the library so that we can invite them to visit, to find out about services and to join the library.

We would really appreciate your assistance in spreading the word throughout the community.


Many thanks, as always, for helping to promote library events. Your support is invaluable.


Autism Friendly Evenings at Scariff Public Library
Every Thursday 6pm to 8pm
Scariff Public Library invites individuals on the autism spectrum and their families to enjoy our sensory friendly evenings in the library. Lights will be dimmed and background noise will be kept to a minimum. Children are also welcome to explore our special collection of sensory toys. The sensory toy collection includes tactile toys and toys which build on fine motor skills as well as toys that develop play and life skills.

For more information, please contact Scariff Public Library on                           061 922893


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