New primary class, crowdfunding, registration process news and more
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Our school needs to grow. A bigger school means a more vibrant community, better facilities for more children and the means for increased recognition for all our wonderful, generous and dedicated (largely volunteer!) staff. Word of mouth is the number 1 way of growing enrolments so please share this with everyone.

Helena River Steiner School

Dear Parents and Community,
As you may know, we submitted the first part of our school registration proposal to the Education Minister last year. However, with the election earlier in the year, all matters were put on hold some months back and we have just been waiting for a response. Last week the new Minister for Education and Training, Sue Ellery, approved our Advance Determination. This is fantastic news for us! It
means we can proceed with the next step of the registration process. It also means that we will be extremely busy in the next couple of months preparing our application. It certainly lends a heart-warming, well-needed boost to all our tireless endeavours to create a beautiful school for our children.
Blessings on our school,
Tanami Magnus


Our long-awaited campaign in now launched! We are seeking donations on a wide scale in order to bring our school up to the next level of professional operation. We have come so far in the last three and a half years on the continual generosity of time, services, skills and donated resources of our teacher, parent and wider community, and on the sniff of an oily rag! Now it is time we gather some significant funds in order to support our growing operations, particularly our new primary class. 



This week our first mixed-age primary class began! We have named our new group "The Pioneers" and they have already been very busy designing the new playground, planting seeds for their vegetable garden, starting their first knitting stiches, and of course delving in to their lesson work.
We look forward to welcoming some girls into the group, but for now the boys are marching us into a new dimension. I am enjoying hearing their rhythmic recitations and enthusiastic ideas filtering through to the office.
Congratulations Kathy Riley on bringing an inspiring first week to our primary children. We send blessings to your journey each day.
There are always so many tasks to be done in a growing school. If you or any of your family members can help with any of the above, please let Tanami know in the office.
Volunteer Hours forms will be handed out to kindy and primary families this week. Each family is expected to contribute 4-5 hours per term. Please hand them in to the office or a P&F member when the hours are completed.
Please note we will be having a DADS' BUSY BEE on Sunday 28th May and a planning meeting for it on Saturday 13th May at 10 am. This would be a great way to do your hours if you are available that day.
"Many hands have made this school,
Many hearts now keep it warm"
Please print out a copy of this term's calendar so you can be prepared for events, or check the calendar on our website regularly.


The Young Child 


The Young Child is an ongoing exploration of the time from pre-birth to three years. This year we are continuing the work in the following way. Anyone is welcome.

Research Group
    Last Friday of the month.

Next Meeting: May 26th, 6.30 pm

Where: 10, Robinson Road, Darlington 6070

 Focus: SLEEP. The study of sleep is being undertaken internationally and we are researching alongside this project.

Cost: None

Winter Puppetry: Standing Puppets

Two workshops, one this term and one in term three will look at the art of puppetry in the Steiner Kindergarten; exploring mood, colour, gesture, textures, materials, archetypes and voice through standing puppets and marionettes. Come and join us in an experiential morning presented by our experienced Early Childhood teachers and assistants.
Saturday June 17th. 9.30 am - 12.00 pm
The Rose Room. Perth Waldorf School.
Cost:  $40

The Teacher as a Healing Force

A five day intensive with international early childhood expert Louise de Forest .
Louise de Forest has been a Waldorf kindergarten teacher for many years and is now an international educational consultant. She is respected for her work as a lecturer, teacher trainer, and mentor.  Louise was Pedagogical Director of the Early Childhood Programme at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan and the teacher mentor at the New Amsterdam Early Childhood Centre. She is a Board member of WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America) and is one of two representatives of North America to IASWECE (the International Association of Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education). Louise is a mother of four and the happy grandmother of three.

 This week will integrate lectures, practical artistic sessions and discussion. Louise will present on 
Supporting the life senses: an esoteric focus on wellbeing
Sleep: the spiritual world and regeneration
The meditative life of the teacher and carer
Understanding the so called difficult child” 

WHERE      Perth Waldorf School, Gwilliam Dr, Bibra Lake
WHEN         10 - 14 July 2017   9.00am - 3.30pm
COST           $620

For information on our intensives/courses/workshops & training programmes and online booking visit or contact Jenny Hill at or 0432 735 744

You are receiving this because you are currently enrolled in a Helena River Steiner School program, have enquired about a Helena River Steiner School program, or are a member of our community.

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