Join us for our next Open Evening on September 20th at 7:30 pm and find out what a Steiner education is all about. Please contact the office to reserve your place: 0117 9339990.
The Bristol Steiner School is a beacon for parents seeking a human scale school where childhood is valued and in which a lifelong love of learning may grow.
The school provides pupils with a modern Steiner based education through a transparent and well-structured learning programme that is challenging but not dominated by the need for academic achievement and the stress of targets and tests. Pupils are part of a community in which they are both known and well-known and can thrive and develop the self-confidence and independence vital for success in today’s world. By Year 5 they are well prepared and ready for a successful transition to secondary school.
The central feature of a Steiner education is that it recognises the broader needs of the whole child – academic, physical, emotional and spiritual – and is based on an understanding of the different phases of a child’s development.
The Bristol Steiner School is breaking new ground in providing pupils with a Steiner education that is true to Steiner principles but is updated and relevant to a modern context. In this the school benefits from a modern management structure and experienced leadership team.
Choosing the right school for your child is perhaps the most important decision you will make. A Steiner Education creates a love of learning, sees artistic activity and the development of the imagination as integral to learning, and is respected worldwide for its ability to produce capable young people with a strong sense of self and diverse capacities that enable them to become socially responsible citizens.
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Bristol Steiner School Open Evening
September 20, 2017, 7:30pm - September 20, 2017, 3:30pm
Are you considering a Steiner education for your child? Join us for an Open Evening on 20th September to learn how Bristol Steiner School nurtures and prepares our community of young people.
We'll answer your questions about the Steiner education philosophy and share the exciting changes as we open our doors with a newly rejuvenated Kindergarten and Primary School this year.
Prospective parents will also have the opportunity to meet our interim Headmaster, James Wetz. James was headmaster of Cotham School, the first Director of Human Scale Education, and is a passionate advocate for the small school’s movement.
“For mainstream schools it’s about hitting targets, getting from A to B. But what about personal development and personal care of the child? Steiner brings a sense of community to children where children can be known, and well known,” James explains.
Alongside a comprehensive review of the school’s governance, led by Mr Wetz, the school is refurbishing and upgrading our Grade II Listed manor house with its spectacular and inspiring garden and views over the city at the top of Whiteladies Road on the Downs.
For further details or to book a place please contact the school office on 0117 933 9990. If any parents are interested, please get in touch with James directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
HEALTHY TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION 1. SHOULD SMARTPHONES BE ILLEGAL FOR UNDER 16s?
Bristol Steiner School has recently undergone a process of renewal. One of the questions we’ve been asking ourselves is how best schools can equip young people in this digital age.
We all know the incredible benefits of IT, yet the costs are appearing too: bullying, low self-esteem, rapidly increasing energy use and pollution, anti-social behaviour, etc. We know it is possible to teach children about technology without using screens or proprietary software, yet it’s rarely, if ever done. And access to internet-enabled devices seems the norm, even for very young children.
We want to start a conversation about this.
To kick this conversation off, we want to know people’s thoughts on the following:
Former Government Advisor, Silicon Valley CEO and Tech Entrepreneur, Steve Hilton, made the case in his best selling book, More Human, that Mobile Enabled Internet Devices (e.g. Smartphones) should be illegal for under 16s.
What do you think?
p.s. Yes, we appreciate the irony of doing this on social media. This is the grey area of life! ___________________________________________________
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