Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sunday, May 24th at 4pm
"The Ideal Education For Children Today"
a lecture by Jonathan Angus
in the Unitarian Church, St Stephen's Green, Dublin
(closest church to Luas end stop)
Suggested donation 10 Euro

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dear Friends please take note of the upcoming event.
We hope that you will be able to support our efforts to get Ml. Weiler to Ireland, it would be great if you could attend, If you can't , the second best might be M. Weiler's Book

BEES & HONEY From Flower to Jar
price € 12.00 + P&P
from the BDAAI Camphill Jerpoint Thomastown Co. Kilkenny c/o Michael Miklis

Monday, May 25th
Arrival and registration 20.00 Opening public talk

The Honey Bee – Threatened Friend and Pollinator’

Tuesday, May 26th
9.30 ‘Introduction to the World of Bees’
11.00 Break
11.30 ‘Life in the Hive’
13.00 Lunch
14.30 Visit the hives
16.00 Break
16.30 ‘The importance of swarming
18.00 Supper
19.30 Film: Bees on the Heather Moor

Wednesday, May 27th
9.30 Flowers and Bee Pasture’
11.00 Break
11.30 ‘Honey with care’
13.00 Lunch
14.30 Questions and Matters arising / Bee dances
16.00 Break
16.30 ‘How to adress the threat facing our bees’
18.00 Supper

Thursday, May 28th
9.30 Reducing stress, enhancing Vitality
11.00 Break
11.30 Concluding discussion
12.30 Departure

Booking and Registration:
Please notify Stefan Koenig (085 2727323)

Fee €75. including meals and refreshments. Accomodation can be arranged, if needed.

Venue: Castalia Hall, Camphill Ballytobin, Callan, Co. Kilkenny
Directions to Ballytobin:_* Callan lies on the mainroad between Clonmel and Kilkenny. At the main crossroads in Callan, turn into Mill Street, which leads out of the town past a builders merchant on the right. Follow the very straight road (about 3 miles) until the bend at the end, where you turn left twice. After another 200 meters, Camphill Ballytobin is on your right.

One of the sessions will be a visit to a hive. Please bring beesuits if you have any.

Michael Weiler: was born in Germany in 1956. He studied agriculture and after graduating in 1986 worked as an agricultural advisor. He then undertook a training course in Waldorf education and taught for several years at a school for children with special needs. He has a family with five children. He has managed his own apiary since 1982 and regularly gives lectures and courses on biodynamic bee keeping. Since 2003 he has been living near Stuttgart in the context of a village community (similar to Camphill) and runs a health food shop alongside his work as a biodynamic bee-keeping advisor.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Spirit in Matter 2009
Lecture: Bringing Light into Human Encounter
Finding sources of healing for personal and interpersonal crises
With John O'Connor, Gladys Lydon and Aine Taylor

This, the next in a series of public lectures concerning Anthroposophy, the worldview of Rudolf Steiner, will take place on Friday, 29th of May at 8pm
at the New School Building, Camphill Community, Ballytobin, Callan.

It will turn to questions of human encounter, relationships and the art of counselling.
All are welcome.
For more informations: Martin Henry 087 771 3224
Dear Friends,
For the first time, it may soon be possible to receive a recognised degree in Steiner Waldorf Education in Ireland. Much work has already gone into creating a wonderfully engaging two year curriculum by a team from Sligo Institute of Technology and the Irish Steiner Kindergarten Association, in anticipation of beginning the course in the Autumn of 2010. In the next months the proposal will be brought forward for confirmation. One of the essential pieces is to show that, in fact, there is significant interest in a Steiner/Waldorf-based Masters degree in Early Childhood Education.

That's where you come in. Jonathan Angus, Co-director of the ISKA Early Childhood Education Programme has prepared an easy-to-complete survey which he is asking people to fill in. There is no need to commit to anything, only to voice interest in such a course. If enough people respond, it will be clear that the time has come to begin such a programme.

Please support this initiative by emailing Jonathan for a copy of the survey.

It would also be helpful for you to send this request on to anyone that you know who might have an interest in helping to bring about this development.

Thank you for your help forging this exciting new pathway for the recognition of Steiner Waldorf Early Years teachers.

PS. It should be noted that completion of any prior degree programmes would not be a prerequisite to join this course. Third and Fourth level education has become far more inclusive in recent years, and Sligo IT is progressive in using Recognition of Prior Learning (often through work and life experience) to enroll mature students.