Newsletter 2nd October 2018
Class 1 2 Trip to Scariff Library Thursday 4th October
Staff Planning Day Friday 5th October School Closes 12pm
Anna Rainville Talk Saturday October 6th 1.30 to 3.30pm
Class 1 2 3 4 Theatre Trip Monday 15th October
Half Term Break: Monday 29th October – Friday 2nd November
ADVENT FAIR Saturday 1st December
Christmas Break: Monday 24th December 2018 – Friday 4th January 2019
Half Term Break: Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February 2019
Verse of the Week
And when the golden summer sun grows weaker in our skies,
I know it really does not die – it just goes through a change.
For it has given its very self to me, in me it lies
As seed within my deepest heart – a thing most rich and strange.
This sun-seed – I must guard it, precious in my heart as gold.
It will live on in me through nights of winter, dark and cold,
Till lo, in spring a radiant, beauteous flower shall unfold!
From – In the Light of a Child, Michael Hedley Burton
School closures Friday and Monday:
The school would like to thank the parents for their understanding in relation to the recent unforeseen but unavoidable school closures. We know that the children (and parents) were disappointed not to have our WoW Day walk and Michaelmas feast. A huge thanks goes to Henry Clifton-Brown and the team of well experts who worked so hard since last Thursday to restore our water supply. Henry and Alan spent most of their weekend here in an effort to repair the pump and electrics and reconnect us to the well.
Early Closure this Friday 5th October
The school will close early, 12 o’clock, on this Friday 5th October to facilitate staff training. The buses will collect the children as normal.
Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival
In October, classes 1 to 4 will be attending a show in the Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival at the Belltable theatre in Limerick. We will be issuing permission slips for this trip this week. Thank you in advance for returning these promptly to the class teachers. Class 5 /6 will have their theatre trip later in the year.
Anna Rainville Talk
Raheen Wood is very privileged to have Anna Rainville, a renowned Steiner Waldorf educator for over thirty years, visit us again and to mentor and support us in our strivings to maintain our Steiner Waldorf ethos.
The Board of Management would like to invite parents to a visioning talk with Anna from 1:30pm to 3:30pm on Saturday 6th October in Raheen Wood. I hope you will feel inspired by Anna.
Marian Twomey, Chair Board of Management
Materials for your Child:
Please pay any outstanding Materials monies through the school office, or directly into the school bank account, as soon as possible.
The Craft Group are delighted to offer a birthday / special occasion commission service. Handcrafted toys are for sale every Thursday morning in the handwork room. Buy our beautiful gifts – a fantastic way of supporting our school as all monies raised go to the school.
Please follow and like us on facebook – Raheen Wood Steiner National School Craft Group. Orders can also be placed via facebook,
The Craft Group
ADVENT FAIR 2018 – SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER 11am – 4pm
Many thanks to the many parents who have already stepped forward to co-ordinate various aspects of our Fair – see below!
We are very keen to find a couple of people to manage the RWSNS CAFE, hosted in the ALFA Old Room as before – key job! Another key job – a couple of parents to co-ordinate the CLEAN-UP at the end of the Fair.
We also have gaps for:
KG PIZZA OVEN
Someone to help Mark Fortune with SIGNAGE
If you can help with any of the above, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not involved with any of these tasks, please expect to be asked later to help out with car park rotas, cafe rotas, food preparation, clean-up, etc. To share the load fairly, every parent needs to lend a hand at some point before or during or after.
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES ROTA Mariel Hiney
PONY RIDING Mona Muller
CRYSTAL GARDEN Sinead Duignan
CHILDREN’S STALL Sara-Jane Kickham
PUPPET PLAY Dawn Dickey
MUSIC Avia Gurman
RAFFLE Elizabeth Forster
CRAFT GROUP Renate Aadrianse & Clair Hogan
BOOK FAIR Maryrose Hennessy
ALFA PIZZA Daniel Rajnoha
MONEY Lisa McLoughlin
PR Avia Gurman
SIGNAGE Mark Fortune
WELCOME DESK Eavan Brennan
TICKETS & MAPS/TIMETABLE Eavan Brennan
STALLHOLDERS Roisin Russell
LIGHTING Mark Fortune
MARQUEE Mark Browne
ARCH Fiona Bury
CAR PARKING Greg Wilms
SHUTTLE BUS Bonnie Boyle
With many thanks in advance from the Advent Fair Team,
Alan Dickey, Avia Gurman, Elizabeth Forster
Something Magical is Becoming
“Continuity – Magic – Community”
From the Fundraising Officer
Dear parents, I’m delighted and excited to take on this role and so grateful for all the wonderful projects of fundraising we have in the school. I would like to do my best to make them better, easier and more fun for all involved.
I would also like to welcome new fundraising ideas that might be floating around in people’s heads and encourage you to contact me about them.
So, if you have a new idea for fundraising, please use the this link and fill the fundraising form and I’ll do my best to support and assist.
With blessing of abundance
Collection from School
Please make sure your child knows how he/she will be getting home before they come to school in the morning. School staff cannot be held responsible for passing on arrangements re: pick up, play dates etc to children for insurance and child protection reasons.
Collection/pick up arrangements are the responsibility of the parents. We appreciate your co-operation with this.
Raheen Wood Book Fair
Thank you to all who supported last year’s first ever book fair. This year we will be building on the success of last year’s pre-order system and also running a stall at the advent fair with a small selection of books.
Please remember that 50 % of all funds raised go directly to the school so this is a fantastic opportunity to support our school and purchase some wonderful gifts in the run up to the festive season. All titles on the Floris Books website are available to us at this discounted rate as a special school fundraiser.
The Floris books catalogue is available on https://www.florisbooks.co.uk/catalogues/
Forms for pre-orders will be distributed in October and orders placed in early November.
The Book Fair Team
Philip Shepherd Workshop
The wonderful facilitator Philip Shepherd will be back in Tuamgraney in October, this may be his last visit to Ireland for a while, so if your interested and you haven’t got to his workshop, now is the time.
I can’t but highly recommend this playful yet profound work! Sinéad
See flyer attached with Newsletter for details
We have Quaker Meetings on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 8pm in the ALFA/ Raheen Wood Steiner Secondary School.
We meet together in silence and anyone present may speak if they feel moved to do so.
Next Meetings this year are: Tuesday 2nd October, 6th November, 4th December. All are welcome
Marian Twomey, 086 8516697
Frontline Stage School
is back in Scariff!!
Singing – Drama – Dancing
Wednesday afternoons, Scariff Rugby Club.
Contact Pamela McGlynn on 085 1342891
Adriana’s Sourdough Conscious Bread Workshop
When: 20. and 21. October
At what time: at 9am and then at 8pm
Come and learn what it means to do sourdough bread and what are benefits of the sourdough bread. Then we will discus the differences between the yeast bread and the sourdough bread,
the differences between the whole grain and the white flour, difference between the spelt and the wheat flour and we will also discus what is causing shortage of nutrients in our bread and how we can change this. We will mix long fermented, 1x kneaded and slow baked sourdough bread. (Rye, Spelt and GF-Buckwheat/Brown rice, you can choose). You will learn how to do sourdough culture (mother culture) and easily digestible bread at home. After course you are will bring at home bread made by your own hands and you are will be able continue baking bread after my workshop at home!!!
P.S: please bring glass jar with lid with you, if you do like take sourdough culture from me
Contact me: 0894432793, email@example.com
Adriana’s Lacto-fermentation and Sauerkraut Workshop
When: 4. October
At whot time: from 10am
Hello everybody, time for doing some lacto-fermenting together it is hire again :-)Please bring with you vegetables which you like to ferment or let me know if you like to do sauerkraut and I will order for you organic local cabbage.
Bring with you: 4.5-5kg vegetables (for 5l fermenting pot), or less if you want to do in 2l glas jar. Bring your fermenting pot (if you don’t have, you can buy at my house), or 2l Kilner Jar, notebook and pen.
I can’t wait see you hire and have fun together 🙂
Contact me: 0894432793, firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Space- Painting Sessions-Mountshannon
Drawing and Colour-Tuesdays, 10-12:30, 5th-26thNovember– We will progress on to more form-based sessions, combining drawing and form with colour.
While aimed at people who have had little or no experience with watercolour painting and drawing, it is an opportunity for anyone interested in painting. Sessions are facilitated by Peggy Boyle. Peggy has been involved in Steiner Education and the Arts for as long as she can remember; a kindergarten and class teacher, art and handwork teacher at Raheen Wood and ALFA from 1988-2018. Sessions include tea/coffee/snack. €55 for each 4 week session. Contact Peggy at 085-2834773 or email@example.com
East Clare Play Therapy
East Clare Play Therapy provides psychotherapy services for children and adolescents from ages 3 to 18 years. Play therapy and creative therapy can help children and adolescents who may be experiencing adjustment issues, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, interpersonal or developmental difficulties. Child-centred play therapy and creative therapy engages the child or adolescent to explore and work through difficulties in a safe, creative space with the therapist. Primary caregivers are consulted with regularly during the child’s therapy. Melanie Brown is an experienced, accredited psychotherapist with IAHP, and holds an MA (hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy and Play Therapy.
Fees: Private sessions – €60 (sliding scale)
Funded sessions – €20 (available through Tusla at the East Clare Community Coop, a waiting list may apply to funded sessions)
Please contact me to enquire further, or make an appointment in confidentiality on:
Mobile – 087 1277232
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Wood park – Bed & Breakfast
(3 Beds in shared room)
From September on, I am offering B&B for this 3 bed room shown below. I live on the edge of the beautiful village of Mountshannon, with its little harbour on Lough Derg, pubs and cafés, and the Aistear – the unique maze. Woodpark Lodge is on a quiet road surrounded by peaceful and beautiful countryside and about 12 mins drive from Raheen Wood Steiner National school. It is in easy walking distance of the woods and streams of Woodpark, with its beech trees and little winding paths.
I grow my own food and bake organic bread which I sell locally and all my cooking is done with mainly local, Irish and organic ingredients.
(Including GF, Vegan, Vegetarian)
Price per person €25
Contact me on phone: 0894432793, 0830598779,
or email: email@example.com
2 Houses to Let:
Old Hall Tuamgraney.
2 x 3 bed houses to let with shared garden. Call Malcolm on 0894849721 for more information.
Tranquil 3-bed,2-bath sustainable home, 25 min drive from Raheen school. Home to red squirrels, otters, hedgehogs and over 70 native medicinal plants. Wonderful ecology teaching opportunity. http://www.sustainable-properties-forsale.com/sp_properties.html
Ref: SP0176. Video:http://specialfinds.com/listings/county-clare-ecohouse/ Negotiable price for the right people. Private sale.
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