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Elmfield School, is an experiential independent school for pupils from age 3 to 17. We follow the international Steiner Waldorf curriculum.

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

3 days 3 hours ago

P.T.F.A. Meeting.

We will be holding our next PTFA meeting on Monday 20th January and we are looking forward to planning events for this year and working together to support the school. In order to ensure that we are working with the whole community, please contact us with and questions that you may have, whether about the work we do or any fresh ideas that you may have. We would really appreciate your input and will incorporate your comments and ideas into our discussion. Please contact us on PTFA@elmfield.com.

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

1 week 4 days ago

It’s Spring Term! We are pleased to welcome our students back and look forward to spring at Elmfield.

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

1 week 6 days ago

SPRING TERM.

We look forward to welcoming all our students back to school on Thursday 9th January.

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

4 weeks 2 days ago

TONIGHT!
Stream of Sound warmly invite you to their Christmas Concert at 7:30 in the Hall at Elmfield School. Donations on the door. Refreshments will be available.

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

1 month 1 day ago

Stream of Sound warmly invite you to their Christmas Concert at 7:30 in the Hall at Elmfield School. Donations on the door. Refreshments will be available.

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

1 month 2 days ago

Our last half term here at Elmfield has been a hive of activity. In November, our younger pupils enjoyed walking with their lanterns for Martinmas and it was wonderful to experience the whole community coming together to support our annual Winter Fayre.

Advent has been a time for reflection and anticipation. We are still mourning the loss of our beloved friend and colleague, Janet Klaar. The mornings have been filled with reverence for this time of year as the whole school has gathered for Advent assemblies. A little bit of light relief was brought by the staff and pupils of Class 10 who performed in our annual Teachers' Play.

The sunrise over Elmfield was particularly lovely this morning, which is our last day of term. We wish you all a peaceful and relaxing holiday and look forward to greeting the children for the new year on Thursday 9th January 2020.

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

1 month 3 days ago

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

Our Christmas Festival starts at 1:50 tomorrow, Wednesday 17th December.
We close for the end of term at 3:15.

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

1 month 3 days ago

On Friday 13th December, our Lower School put on their best Christmas jumpers and festive fancy dress to raise £103.08 for Save the Children. Well done all!

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

1 month 4 days ago

TEACHERS’ PLAY
We look forward to welcoming you to our Annual Teachers’ Play tonight at 7:30, followed by carol singing.

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

1 month 4 days ago

EARLY CLOSURE
School closes at 12.45 on Tuesday 17th December.
Pupils should be collected promptly for the school to prepare for Janet Klaar's funeral.
Thank you.

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

1 month 1 week ago

Gathering in memory of Janet Klaar.

There will be a gathering on Sunday 15th December at 3pm in the Eurythmy Room where you are welcome to come and share your memories or anecdotes of Janet.

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

1 month 1 week ago

On behalf of Eurythmy West Midlands:

The West Midlands eurythmy students are warmly inviting all friends of our community to celebrate together their End of Term work. The performances will be this Saturday evening the 14th of December at 3pm in the Furnace Auditorium at the Glasshouse Arts Centre, DY8 4HF.

Come and join them for a light filled evening full of eurythmy, speech and music... and singing!

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

1 month 1 week ago

P.T.F.A
Annual General Meeting tonight at 7:30 in the Hall. Refreshments provided. We hope to see you there.

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

1 month 2 weeks ago

Dear members of our community,

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of our beloved colleague and friend, Janet Klaar. She passed away peacefully overnight.

Janet has been at the heart of Elmfield School for decades and many of us cannot remember a time when Janet, along with Justus, was not a strong presence in our community.

Working in the Kindergarten, I am sure that countless children sat on her knee, and although those children are now grown, they will never forget the love and care they received as she prepared them for the journey through Kindergarten, Transition and into Class 1.

For many years, Janet has opened her home to many visitors to the community. She has welcomed new teachers to live with her until they could find their own accommodation, offering her wealth of knowledge and experience to help them settle into life at Elmfield. She also hosted many boarding pupils and has often been the ‘go to’ for new boarding parents. She has made many strong connections with her boarders, often visiting them and their families for many years.

Even after retirement, Janet worked tirelessly in support of Waldorf Early Years Education, teaching both in the UK, notably with NESWEC, and abroad, working with future Kindergarten Teachers and supporting our own Kindergarten here at Elmfield. She even worked with Universities to establish new teacher training initiatives. We are grateful also for her volunteer work in the Lower School when she made herself available to teach classes in the absence of teachers.

Janet opened her arms to many of our children in their younger years. Between her home and the Christian Community, she hosted a Steiner inspired family group, ‘Come Play with Me’ on Wednesday mornings. For many, this was their first introduction to our community and a number families have come towards the school through Janet’s dedication and love of Elmfield.

Our classes have enjoyed the invitation by Janet to visit her home and spend quality time with her and her Guide Dog puppies. She enjoyed speaking with the children and sharing her warm heart and love for helping the community. She would always be willing to tell stories, of which she had many.

She also brought therapeutic support to pupils, from Elmfield and other schools, with Sensory Integration work. This is testament to her commitment to helping our children grow and develop into wonderful young people.

She has only recently retired from her work as part of the Elmfield School Council of Management. She put in many hours of work ensuring that the school was well managed, could move forward and that the ethos of Waldorf Education remained as the lifeblood of the school.

Janet contributed so much to our community, from her recent donation of an Acer tree, which was planted in memory of Eileen Hutchins and Waldorf 100, to putting on puppet shows with Maigread for younger children, of which I was privileged to be a part, on occasion.

Janet was unique in her kind, generous and selfless nature and it has been an honour to have known her and worked alongside her. She has been an inspiration to both children and adults, both parents and staff. Words cannot convey the gratitude for everything that Janet freely gave to us all at Elmfield, especially her time and her exceptional love.

I am sure that you will join me, and all the staff and pupils at Elmfield, in holding Justus and Janet’s family in our thoughts at this time.

Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

1 month 3 weeks ago

GALLIMAUFRY

Tonight at 7pm in the Eurythmy Room
See you there!