Advent Fair Saturday 7th December 12-4pm
School tours every Tuesday at 11am
Community crafting Saturday 30th November 10-12pm

What’s On

Community Craft Lessons

Saturday 30th November 10-12pm – Spinning & Knitting

Saturday 25th January 10-12pm – Weaving

Come and try spinning, weaving, Indigo dying, knitting and crochet whilst making new friends in the community.

Handwork skills are very important in our fight against climate change and a throwaway culture. Come and learn skills necessary for the 21st century, and learn to make beautiful, functional objects and clothing. The makers of today, are creating a better future of tomorrow.

£5.00 including all materials.

To book please email office@londonsteinerschool.org or simply turn up on the day, the classes are open to all.

Advent Fair & Craft Market

Saturday 7th December     12pm-4pm
 
London Steiner School, 9 Weir Road,  Balham,  SW12 0LT
 
 
Come and get into the festive spirit in our school house and grounds. Sample the delights of the Christmas market, let the children find crystals in the Gnome Grotto, take part in the Christmas raffle,  yuletide beeswax candle dipping, eat delicious festive food, listen to live music and mulled wine in the playground under twinkling  fairy lights.

Kindergarten “Taster” Session

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We would like to warmly invite you and your children to attend one of our free Kindergarten Taster Sessions. These will take place in one of our Kindergarten spaces.
These sessions are designed to give you an insight into what a morning in Kindergarten is like for the children.
 
Both you and your child(ren) will be invited to immerse yourselves in this experience.
 
The children will get a chance to explore the kindergarten space and will be free to play with the kindergarten’s toys. Teachers will be available to discuss in detail the daily and weekly rhythm of kindergarten life and the activities the children undertake.
 
 

A Morning in the Classroom

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Come and experience – as an adult – what it is like to attend the school.
Explore our school house, take a sample lesson, and gain a greater understanding of our educational approach.   
 
A typical morning schedule:

9:30 Registration

10:00 Welcome
10:15 First Class
11:00 Second Class or Kindergarten  Session (choose one option)
12:00 Questions & Answers
 
Please use the link below to reserve your place.
 
A Creche will be available on the day (£5 suggested donation).

Annual Festivals

The school year revolves around the Seasons through which the changing aspects of the year are celebrated through a variety of Festivals and Fairs. The annual rhythm of the festivals fosters a  sense of our relationship to the earth while providing a welcome opportunity for the whole school community to get together.

In our festivals, we remind our whole community about the importance of taking joy in the world we live in. We celebrate with music, stories, dance and  songs, and often with shared food.

Michaelmas

In September the whole school perform a traditional play that tells the story of St. Michael and the dragon.

Lantern/Martinmas Walk

11th November 4:15pm.

The children from Kindergarten, together with Class 1 and 2 walk from the school, to Tooting Common, with their lanterns made during the term. The walk ends with sharing of traditional ‘Martinmas bread’ and singing of songs. The children leave in peace and wonderment.

Advent Spiral

Friday 29th November at 4:15pm.

It symbolises finding light in the darkness. So for the advent spiral we walk to the centre in search of light and spread that light throughout the spiral bringing light into the darkest days of the year up to Christmas.

May Day

Traditional May Pole dancing with songs on accordion to celebrate the coming of Spring.

Other Festivals and events the School organises or participates in include:

  • Red Nose day
  • World Book Day
  • School Fairs (Christmas and Summer)
  • McMillan Cancer Support

The School also takes part in other Community Events, which recently included: