e-News September 2015

News and current affairs from the Motueka Rudolf Steiner School
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Land Blessing

The school community celebrated and blessed the new farm in a day that was both relaxed and ceremonial.  The dawn blessing drew from Maori tradition and world view, and the afternoon ceremony drew from our Anthroposophical world view. It was one of the biggest gatherings of the school community with about 200 attending.  Read more.  or see the photos

Harvests Magazine

The winter 2015 edition of Harvests Magazine carried a story about our plans to become a farm-based school. Read it here 

The Midnight Elves

Every year before the Spring Fair the Midnight Elves craft group go on retreat.  Its a creative weekend of stitching, stuffing, knitting, cutting out, spinning, sanding, oiling and more. Its also a very sociable occasion.  Read more, and see the photos at www.themidnightelves.com.

Kolisko Conference

‘Trauma in Childhood and Building Resilience in the 21st Century’

Understanding hidden trauma in childhood and how we can help build resilience and heal children was the theme of the Kolisko medical and education conference. Seven teachers, staff and health practitioners from Motueka and Nelson attended.
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Spring Fair - Sunday 20 September

Its on this Sunday.
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2015, our toughest year

2015 is proving to be an especially difficult year for school finances.  We are following a plan to grow the school and become more financially secure. Our new farm-based campus is part of this plan.  We are investing in staff and facilities now, but the increase in students and income is forecast for 2016.  That leaves us with a cashflow problem and we are appealing to all our supporters to help us get through.   Find out more here.
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