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Our new Primary School Starts and Playgroup resumes  
Our Foundation Class of 2018 started at the beginning of term with kindergarten children gently settling into the rhythm of the day at school. They are coming to know that Monday is rice day and painting day .. each day has its own quality and mood that the children are living into. They help to prepare the fruit and meals, and to wash and dry the dishes. We bake bread, make vegetable soup and lots more throughout the week! 
Reflections of a parent on the first day 

"Today was a day I will remember forever. It was nothing spectacular, it was actually simple, humble... just quietly magical. Today was the first day of school for my daughter, and the very first day of school for Port Macquarie Steiner School. There isn't a single photo to show, because there wasn't a phone or a camera in sight. Parents sat stitching special coloured wool to their children's little gardening gloves, while the children slowly warmed to the room and to each other, gradually without any force or pressure, with parents present but focused on their task. I feel honoured to have been in that room today, there was a quiet unspoken magic, a glow, a warmth which felt much like a home. I knew as I stitched purple wool to my daughter's glove, that she will always be nurtured here, heard and supported, that she will blossom because of the goodness of those around her. That she will learn because she wants to learn, because she feels inspired to learn and do and create. And her teacher will learn her ways, and honour her for who she is and not who or what she should be. 

Thank you to all those who made today possible, and thank you to the rain that blessed our very first day, and thank you to our community, for giving our little school just what it needed to blossom."
Blessings on this School of ours
Blessings on the garden flowers
Blessings on the birds and trees
On the butterflies and bees. 
Blessings on children dear, 
and the grown ups who come here, 
Blessings on our dolls and toys, on our quiet and our noise. 
Blessings on our work and play. 
May joy be with us all through the day.

Little Bowerbirds Playgroup

The Port Macquarie Steiner community runs regular playgroup sessions for 0-5 year olds on a Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30am - 11.30am in Port Macquarie and Dunbogan. 

Playgroup can be a chance to nourish our little ones with opportunities to experience beauty, creativity and wonder. The sessions always follow the same rhythm and all elements contribute to an environment of warmth and stability where the children are free to unfold and develop their imagination and sense of wonder and interest in their world. 

Contact details for Playgroup:
Contact details for School enquiries:
0475 083 956

Can you help? Or know someone who can?

We are currently looking for a volunteer to help out with some general handyman and maintenance jobs from time to time. Let us know if you or someone you know may be able to help. 
Port Macquarie Steiner School GoFundMe page is now live. Follow this link to read more or to donate.
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