Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Thursday, June 09, 2011

"A 21st Century Big Picture: America and China  - The Looming Vice? The Coming Conflict?"
Is there a way between or shall we all be crushed? The economic crisis that began in 2007-08 was facilitated by the rapid injection of hundreds of millions of Chinese workers into the global economy and the resulting explosion of goods and credit. China's time has come, but so far, she has essentially been copying our economic practices and our errors. Like Britain 100 years ago, America's 'glories' are fading but the Americans' psychological anxieties and their mega military continue to grow – a dangerous combination.  Half way through the 20th century millions of families were scarred by the East-West conflict of the Cold War. Is that to be repeated in a different form? The signs are that the Western elite is preparing for it. Increasingly, the American elite sees itself as Britain in 1914 and China as Germany. Can their mania be stopped? How to understand the US-China relationship? Will the 1930s be repeated – a global economic crisis followed by the false 'solution' of a terrible war? In what sense are America and China both 'Atlantean' Powers? How can the rest of us find our way between this polar vice of the Eagle and the Dragon, without being crushed?  Are  Ireland, Britain and Europe to be America's 'auxiliaries' in this confrontation? We must find a way though to avoid a repeat of the scenario of 1914.
Terry's website is www.monju.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
  Venue:The Stag's Head (Upstairs)
   Date:28th June @7.30pm
   Admission: 8euro 

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Whit.Sun. Open Day
On Whitsunday, 12th June in Tuamgraney, Scarriff, “The Christian Community” will hold its Open Day, a festive occasion for neighbours and friends and an opportunity for all who are curious/interested to come and visit, ask questions/find out more.
The day will commence with Services in the chapel room (9.30am Children's' Service, 10.30am The Act of Consecration – a communion service for adults), to which all are welcome.
Over lunch and into the afternoon there will be a range of activities for children (including parachute games, a balloon race, juggling), Cultural/artistic/musical contributions, a talk introducing the aims of The Christian Community, light snacks and refreshments.
The Christian Community is a non-denominational movement for religious renewal, founded in Switzerland in the early 1920's. Meanwhile it has groups of friends and members in many countries of the world. It strives to bring the religious and the spiritual life closer together, through the sacraments on the one hand and through forms of expression such as the festivals, the arts, nature, on the other. In this way, The Christian Community hopes to contribute to society and the quality of the future.
For further details ring 061 640967 or visit www.thechristiancommunityireland.net.

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Irish Steiner Kindergarten Association
is inviting applications for the post of
National Co-ordinator.
Location: National Office, Mountshannon, Co.Clare
Responsible to: ISKA Council meeting quarterly.
Reporting to: The Chair of ISKA Council
Position: Part time, 20 hours per week
Commencing: June 2011
The National Co-ordinator will
  • carry responsibility for the implementation of the organisation’s activities funded under the National Childcare Investment Plan, including Workshop Programme, Support to Members, Annual Conference.
  • They will staff the public office, manage the ISKA Budgets, maintain adequate records, create annual action plans and submit reports as required to ISKA Council, Pobal and the OMCYA.
  • The National Co-ordinator will have a good knowledge of Steiner Waldorf early childhood education and some knowledge of the situation of the Kindergartens in Ireland and the sector as a whole.
  • They will have proven administrative and computer skills and they will demonstrate the ability to deal effectively with a wide range of activities and processes.
  • They will have the ability to work in a self motivated manner and to take initiative where appropriate.
To request further information contact the ISKA Office
To apply for this position please submit your CV to the ISKA Office by Friday May 27th 2011

Audrey Flynn
National Co-ordinator
Irish Steiner Kindergarten Association
Mulhare House, Main Street, 
Mountshannon, Co Clare
Office Hours 
Monday&Wednesday - 9am-3pm 
Tuesday - 11am-3pm
www.steinerireland.org - 00353 (0) 61 927944

"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking." Albert Einstein

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Seasonal Crafts and
Introducing Irish to the Young Child
with Cathy Lee & Niamh Ruiséal
at Crannóg na Leanaí
Ballymoney, Gorey, Co Wexford

Crafts, including Easter Egg Decorating, Chicks, Hares, etc plus Introducing Irish to young

children in the home and preschool.

Cathy Lee is the Kindergarten Teacher at Crannóg na Leanaí

Niamh Ruiséal is a Kindergarten teacher & a fluent Irish Speaker

All Materials included

Sat 2nd April 2011
Cost: €40 (ISKA members €25)

Free for Assistants/EVS Students in Steiner Kindergartens if they are ISKA Members
possible to become a member on the day-€30 full €15 Associate membership
Bring and Share Lunch

Bookings– Cathy 087 6254863

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Protecting Childhood
Recognising the Value of Childhood
A Workshop about Quality in Childcare Settings
for enthusiastic people around the young child
Helle Heckmann
(the Author of “Childhood's Garden
Shaping everyday life around the needs of young children”)
Sunday, 13th March 2011
9:30am – 4:30pm
(Including bring and share lunch break)
In: Ballyhall Kindergarten, Callan, Co.Kilkenny
Costs: 35€
For more details please contact:
0833840872 Cindy

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Raheen Wood Steiner Secondary School’s (Alfa) performance of Shakespeare’s “All’s Well that Ends Well”
This play will be performed on the 31st March and 1st April in the Millenium Theatre in LIT Limerick at 7.00 pm. It will also be shown on April 5th in Ballytobin Kilkenny at 3.00 pm. Tickets are 5euros each and can be got by ringing 061-640798 to reserve. Concessions available.

Raheen Wood Steiner Secondary School (Alfa) is an initiative in Tuamgraney in East Clare which currently offers a richly developed and integrated full time secondary education based on the Steiner/Waldorf curriculum. Our holistic approach is dedicated to supporting the full development of human faculties, enabling our students to become socially responsible citizens, confident in their gifts and ready to meet a changing world. Our programme is based on multidisciplinary learning with a strong academic, environmental, and practical foundation. We support diversity in the different cultures, learning styles, and needs of our students. We are an experienced FETAC level 4 and 5 provider and are currently offering FETAC in many subjects for our students. http://alfaproject.org

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cosmic Music” 2 Talks by John S. Clarke
Hidden Aspects of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
Bach’s Goldberg Variations were supposedly written at the behest of the Russian Ambassador to the Court of Saxony, who suffered from insomnia and had his personal musician Johann Goldberg perform the Variations for him as he lay awake at night. The Variations have long been an interest of John Clarke, a musician and music therapist in Camphill Ballytobin who found much in his research that will be of interest not only to musicians, but to anyone with a taste for history, literature or spirituality.
Castalia Hall, Camphill Community, Ballytobin, Callan
Friday 21 and 28 January 2011 at 8pm ( 2 parts )