Loose Ends 18 June 2014 In this issue:

Loose Ends
18 th June 2014
In this issue:
Upper School Information Event
Elmfield Calendar
Upcoming Events
Wed 18th June
Fri 20th June
Class 5
6.00 p.m.
7.00 p.m.
7.30 p.m.
Class 8 Project presentations
St John’s Festival
Ceilidh, Hall
Mon 23 June
Upper School Information Event
Tues 24 June
Class 1 to Rush Farm for day trip
Class 2 Parents’ Evening
Wed 25 June
Class 5 to Olympics
Thurs 26 & Fri 27 June
Class 8 Duke of Edinburgh expedition
Fri 27 & Sat 28 June 7.30 Back to the Summer, play by some
Middle School pupils and Lucy
Fitzsimon - Hall
Mon 30 June
Class 8 on canoeing trip
Class 11 on class trip to Hungary
Wed 2 July
Class 6 on trip to Brecon Beacons
Class 9 to British Museum
Thurs 3 July
Class 3 camping until Friday
Sat & Sun 5 & 6 July
Classes 9 and 10 assessed Duke of
Edinburgh expedition
Some thing to
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Elmfield School Calendar
Do not miss the fabulous full colour Elmfield Calendar for
the school year 2014-2015, featuring:
· work of pupils from kindergarten to class 11;
· beautifully and professionally photographed;
· term / half-term dates.
Prices: £5.50; 2 for £10.00; Buy 3 get 1 free for £16.50!!
Delivery during the last week of term. You can view a sample
copy and order at the Class 3 stall on Wednesdays, or school
reception, or email us at [email protected] This is a
Class 3 fundraising project.
Upper School Information Event 2014
Monday 23rd June 7.30pm to 9.00pm, Eurythmy Room.
Come and find out all about the Upper School. There will be
a short talk giving an overview of such things as the aims of
the Upper School; the Waldorf curriculum; GCSEs; Modules;
and life after Elmfield. Classes 9, 10 & 11 will then be open
to visit and talk to staff and (hopefully) pupils. This event is
for any current parents who would like to know more about
the Upper School. We look forward to seeing you there.
should be no more than 20
words for personal ads, 70
words for business or
events. Deadline is
Tuesdays, 3.15 pm.
Small personal ads free for
current parents and staff
as are charity and school
fund-raising ads; business
or other ads £1 per entry.
Edi tor’ s no te
The views expressed in
this newsletter are not
necessarily those of the
school or its staff. The
school cannot be held
responsible for the quality
of products or services
Samosas will be resuming from this Friday, 20th June, now
that Class 7 is back from Ru’a Fiola and will be available on
Friday lunchtimes until the end of term.
Class 1 Fundraiser: Pizza slices continue on Wednesdays
until the end of the Summer Term. Slips will go out on
Fridays. Please return to the office by the following Tuesday.
Thank you. Martin Adams.
Elmfield Shop:
Back on our shelves - gorgeous locally produced Elmfield
Honey - buy now - supplies always limited! Bargain Books!
We've re-stocked the ever-popular, greatly reduced in price,
quality books! Includes titles, published by Floris, that we've
not had before. Zoe Tibbetts, our local craftswoman, has
extended her range of sale items. Plus see her beautiful
handmade Hobby Horse (£55) Thanks to everyone who
visited us last Saturday, we had lots of new customers!
The Shop Team
Fundraiser Cake Stall Thursday 19th June lunch time and
after school: proceeds to Foodbank. Cakes wanted, please
drop off to Class 6 via office.
Class Eleven are giving of their best creativity and energy to
contribute to the school with projects enhancing the grounds,
buildings and life in school generally. There are some
wonderful contributions: a new bench, a brilliant mural, some
cooking, a play – watch this space for more information!
Thank you, Class Eleven!
Welcome back Class 7 from Ru’a Fiola: we are looking
forward to hearing all about your amazing trip!
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We Salute You!
.Let us know about achievements via [email protected]
We’d like to celebrate all
achievements, not just winning things! Have you overcome a barrier, done some
community work? Let us know.
Thank you to our dear parents once again for a wonderful Summer Fete! Children,
parents, friends all had a brilliant time and the atmosphere was just what makes
Elmfield so special! Thank you to all of you, and to our organisers for the planning
and vision.
Elysia Therapeutic Centre Open Morning. Saturday 5th July 10 am
-1 pm. Come and visit us and hear about what we do in our
therapeutic work. Talks, demonstrations and refreshments. All
welcome. www.elysiacentre.org. tel: 01384 392072.
Beholding the Soul of Nature: Imagination, movement and
Free workshop: Saturday 21st June 2014. 10 am to 4 pm Eurythmy
Room, Elmfield School. In this one day workshop we will immerse
ourselves in the world of nature, experiencing it from varying
perspectives. Using our clear thinking, our imagination, our intuition
and our body’s movement, we will discover new faculties in ourselves
that will give us a fresh perspective on the world around us. For info
and to book: Jacqui Williams 07986 747826, Tomie Boardman 01384
Class 6 had an informative and interesting trip to Wren’s Nest to look
at the stones and fossils this Monday.
Ceilidh on 20th June, from 7 - 10pm. Suitable for class 6 upwards (but
classes 4 and 5 could come if accompanied by a parent, as they already
can do some of the dances.)
Hello all you wonderful hard working people. What a great Summer
Fair you have put on and we hope you raised lots of funds for your
classes. We wish we could name everyone who helped to make the
Fete work so well and the tidy up so painless, but we would fill all of
Loose Ends. So please accept our most sincere thanks for a job well
done and for allowing us to be a small part in this great community.
Pete, Nic and Lauren. Many thanks Pete Price
Parents' Library: Open Thursdays (2.50pm - 3.30pm) and Fridays
(8.45am - 9.30am) in the 'old' Learning Support Room. Please sign
in at reception and wear a visitor's badge whilst using the
library. This week we are promoting a newly purchased title
Simplicity Parenting: Using the extraordinary power of less to raise
calmer, happier, and more secure kids by Kim John Payne, M.ED. A
book that advocates streamlining your home environment,
establishing rhythms & rituals, scheduling breaks in the schedule and
scaling back on media & parental involvement. Available to borrow
this week. The Library Team
House for Sale: Victorian terraced, in quiet Park Street, Stourbridge;
walking distance town centre, stations and schools. 2 beds, 2
receptions, open fireplace in living room, great kitchen and upstairs
bathroom, downstairs loo, cellar/ office with window, enclosed garden,
£149,950. For more details and viewing contact Taylors 395555 /
www.taylors-estateagents.co.uk. Rosemary Merriman 01857 644339.
Freezer exchange: Would anyone like to exchange - we have a full
size half fridge/half freezer and would like to exchange it for an undercounter freezer. We don't use the fridge part, just the freezer so it
doesn't make sense to keep it. Condition doesn't matter as long as it
works! Contact Maria 079 292 56955. Thanks.
Wanted: Camping stove, preferably double. Tim or AnnaMarie 07877
We are looking for someone to help and clean for an elderly lady,
Joan Marcus, former kindergarten teacher at Elmfield for two hours a
day, Mondays to Fridays, preferably in the morning, from 11th July to
14th August. Living in is an option, with the possibility of a long term
position. The work can be either in exchange for accommodation, or
paid hourly. Call 01384 936405 for details.
Spotlight on…
The Art of Courageous Communication Workshop: This Saturday
21st, 2pm – 4pm in the school hall.
Communication is essential to developing relationships and creating the
world we live in. We are always communicating. Come join to look at
ways you communicate and the impact you create. How conscious are
you in this process? Are you clear about your desired outcomes?
Develop greater clarity from the inside-out & courage for how you
communicate and create in the world.
We are running the workshop for the first time. Join us to learn about
your communication style and learn how to create strong relationships
and at the same time help us to develop the workshop. Interested? It
would be great to have you there. Would like to know more or to sign
up? Then contact me on 07966 577229. David Harris
The National Folklore Troupe of England (N.Y.F.T.E.) will be at
Avoncroft Museum on Sun 22nd June from 12:00pm. 'Nifty' are a group
of young people aged between 10 and 18 who come from all over
England. They perform variety of traditional English songs, music and
dances, including various forms of Morris, Social, Clog and Rapper
(basically Street Dance with sticks, swords, hankies and garlands!). The
usual Museum admission prices apply.
Debbie Nock works in Administration and has been a member of staff
since 2001. After leaving school in 1977 she took on a number of
administration roles mainly in Local Government in Sandwell. From 1992
to 2001 she was a local magistrate working in Stourbridge and Halesowen
Courts. Debbie worked in the downstairs office for many years and was
involved in many of the mandate groups within the school and was also
one of the Safeguarding Officers at Elmfield for many years, until she left
at end of 2011. Returning in January 2013 she is now providing
Debbie loves the variety in her work and has felt a strong connection to
Steiner Education for many years. After her three children went through
the school from 3 to 17 years of age she has seen for herself how effective
the education can be and enjoys being part of the team that supports its
provision. Her hobbies include philosophy, reading, tennis (along with her
son Joshua was Mixed Doubles County Champion in 2007) and
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Qualified Thai masseur, Wat Po certified. Strong or gentle, for
muscle injuries, back pain or relaxation. Call Pan 07808 812166.
Psychophonetic Counselling: Psychophonetics counselling
provides a safe and confidential space for you to explore your
present challenges, crises, relationship difficulties or ongoing
dissatisfaction or stuckness. As well as conversation, it offers a
unique method of self-observation through spontaneous gesture,
using the innate intelligence of the body to cut through the blocks
of the mind. It encourages people to connect more deeply with
their own inner resources and enables them to take charge of
their lives. It offers practical tools for your ongoing development.
Contact Jacqui Williams on 07986 747826. Payment by
contribution only.
Anthroposophic Psychotherapy: Psychiatric Disorders in
Anthroposophic training course starting November 2014,
especially for psychotherapists, medical doctors, psychiatrists,
counsellors and other qualified mental health professionals who
are seriously interested in an Anthroposophic approach.
The course is mainly directed towards people who are wellqualified and have experience of working at an academic level.
However, if you are interested but not quite sure if you are
suitably qualified we would like to hear from you. The main
criteria for entry will be an ability to:
· think and work psychotherapeutically
· work with serious psychological problems
· study and think in a postgraduate manner
For more information contact John Lees [email protected]/
Cello & Theory of Music Lessons: Sean Gilde, BA Hons.,
ABSM. Availability after school and weekends. Music for
functions & events. Competitive rates, call 07931 781737. Email:
[email protected] Web: www.thecelloteacher.co.uk
Free House in July! Do you have relatives coming, or know
anyone who could live in our house from 17th to 31st July? It
comes with a free dog and two cats. Tim or AnnaMarie Gray S/B
Green tip of the week from Transition Stourbridge
Great British beaches
Still not planned your holiday? Instead of jetting off and clocking
up your air miles, discover some fantastic beaches around the
British coast. Find (on the internet) the best with the Good Beach
Guide and the Blue Flag Campaign. Happy holidays!
Last But Not Least
Education is what survives, when what
has been learned has been forgotten.
B.F. Skinner
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Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School Ltd. Company No. 01141571 Charity No. 527521
Member of the Steiner Waldorf Schools’ Fellowship