Newsletter  11th February 2019

Steiner for Parents            Next One Thursday 14th February

Class 3 / 4 Valentine’s Fundraiser        Thursday 14th February

Half Term Break:                Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February 2019

PA Meeting                      Wednesday 27th February 9.30am at the Co-op

St Patrick’s Day Holiday:            Monday 18th March

Spring term Ends:               Friday 12th April School Closes at 12pm

Easter Break:            Monday 15th April – Friday 26th April 2019 incl.

Summer Term Starts:           Monday 29th April   

May Bank Holiday            Monday 6th May

Class 3 4 Camping Trip       May 29th & 30th (Wednesday & Thursday)

Half Term Break         Monday 3rd (BH) & Tuesday 4th June

Last day of Summer term       Thursday 27th 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



Rugby Stickers from ALDI 

We’re collecting the rugby stickers from the Aldi promotion to complete and send in our poster. There are 2 prizes for schools worth €50,000 to be spent on PE equipment. Every school that completes a poster will receive some sports equipment so it is well worth our taking part. Please send in any stickers that you collect!

Thanks, Cecily


Note on Fundraising from the PA

Dear parents,

After a very successful and busy first semester where we fund raised for both Alfa and the school €8,000 approx, we are now entering our second semester and building a new fundraising calendar where we are hoping to fundraise a target amount of €5,000 approx.

We have few projects that happened successfully last year and few new ideas that we are thinking about.

We would need to put together new core teams of 3-4 parents to manage those projects with the support of the PA and the fundraising officer.

The projects are:

– Summer festival – Mid May / €3000

– Clothes swap – Mid April / €1000

– Mountshannon Arts Festival stall – June / €500

– Fundraising house concerts – May – June / € 1500

– Raheen wood cook book – to be sold at the Advent Fair 2019 instead of calendar project or as part of the calendar project.

Please contact the PA or Avia the fundraising officer if you would like to be on one of those teams.

In addition, we would like to have an open call for new projects/fundraising events that you might want to suggest and manage in the next semester.

If you have a new idea that you would like to put forward you are welcome to come to our PA meeting on Wednesday Feb 27th at the Co-op in Scariff and share it with the PA and the fundraising officer.

With a blessing of abundance

Fundraising committee and the Parent Association


Heart Meditation

The Heart Meditation for the school, led by Jennifer Maynard continues on March 6th, April 5th May 4th and June 3rd from 6 to 7pm.


Raheenwood Steiner NS Choir 

We have nearly completed 6 weeks of singing in the choir.

It has been immensely fun and inspiring singing with the children.

We have sung songs about the Earth, our heartbeat, rivers, songs from Africa and fun warm up games and songs.

I would like to thank Úna Class 3/4 teacher for attending each week.

Another set of sessions will start again after the break

New children are welcome to join us Starting Wed 27th February for 7 weeks.

2.45 pm to 3.45 pm

In the main school

Please book your child’s place

by contacting Tembre


payment to be made on the first session back.

7 weeks for 1 child = €50

7 weeks for 2 children from the same family  = €85

Feel free to contact me for more information





Family Constellations

A day with

Daniel Burge and Tembre de Carteret

ALFA building, Tuamgraney, Co. Clare

Sunday 24th February 2019

10 am to 5.30 pm

Family Constellations is a widely acknowledged, effective and proven process that has brought deep acceptance, compassion, and peace to those that experience it.

When our connections to our ancestors are healthy, then we can receive the life force that connects us to them.
The experiential and heart-centred process is offered in a gentle, safe, supportive and confidential environment.

See flyer for more details

€50/€40 concession

A light lunch and refreshments are included    Booking essential

087 7830282


Children’s Yoga and Creative Mindfulness Class

Hello my name is Grace Burton, I am a qualified Steiner Early Years educator, and past teacher of Raheen Wood Steiner National School. I am now a qualified Yoga and Creative Mindfulness teacher to both Children and Adults.

I am seeking expressions of interest from parents of children between the ages of 5-12 who would be happy for their children to attend a weekly Children’s Yoga and Creative Mindfulness Class held in the Ralahine room in Scariff.                         Day of the week to be decided. The time would be 3.15pm – 4.15pm. Classes would be held in blocks of six and the cost would be €10 plus discount for siblings.
Please specify a day that would best suit.

Please contact Grace on 0877198587


Seasoned hardwood / softwood for sale

€5 / €3.50 per bag

Discounts on deliveries of 10+ bags.           8ft x 5ft trailer hardwood – €160

Delivered locally for free.

Wood sourced from new, mixed woodland. Sustainably managed without herbicides, using continuous cover forestry methods (not from clear-fell or land clearance). Managed with respect for wildlife and biodiversity.

Contact Colm – 086 084 2290



Guitar Class for beginners starting Tuesday 12th February

I recently began working at ALFA as the singing teaching on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

I ran guitar classes at The East Clare Coop last term and am going to continue this class at ALFA on Tuesday afternoons at 3.30 pm and would like to invite any students who are interested to join us. The class is an hour long and costs €10 each session or €72 (€8 a class) if you pay for the whole term of 9 sessions.

The format of the class is fun as well as learning based. When the students arrive they begin by drawing something that the new song is about while I tune guitars. Then we do some rhythm exercises as well as ear training. We then learn a new song, while the children practice one or two chords and occasionally the musical notes (depending on how simple it is). At the end we play through all the various songs that we have learnt so far. We also do a little work on reading music, but not too much, as its mainly play focussed.

Please contact me for more information.

Jyoshna  Tel 0834639315



If you wish to submit articles or adverts please note that the next deadline is Friday 1st March. 

The Newsletter is published by e-mail once a fortnight.

There is a small charge in advance for any adverts making money



%d bloggers like this: