Connecting to Place, with a very hands on feel, is the focus for the Autumn Fair which is coming up soon, Saturday 23rd March! Have you seen the beautiful wooden Australian animals that are being specially made for the craft stall? Activities at the Fair include whittling, nature based craft, a yarn up circle, a drumming circle and an obstacle course. We are hoping our exciting new play equipment will also be opened for the day including the flying fox! Aunty Carol will give a welcome followed by some lovely trademark Kindlehill singing from Primary and High School.
Kindlehill hosted it’s first ever Summer Soiree last Thursday. It was a great success and a wonderful way for the community to celebrate the primary school children’s achievements from throughout the year. Guests started the night by viewing colourful and detailed artwork, as well as exceptional examples of the children’s projects. Families also enjoyed looking back at photos and artwork from previous years at Kindlehill.
We then ventured into the performance space to be dazzled by the class 1-2 wild songs and fluent reading. Flowing on to the class 3-4 verses and the song “Grandmas’ feather bed”. Class 5-6 performed a haunting eurythmy piece and speeches based on women who have influenced the world.
We were then amazed by the hard work and talent from students performing musical solos, culminating with the musical ensemble. The music program at Kindlehill is vibrant and ever expanding, including more instruments and opportunities each year.
The finale included the choral piece “Flooding Rains” sung by the whole primary school. It was a joyous event that showcased the high standard of skills the children have developed in many fields over the past year. It was a wonderful way for the community to come together and acknowledge the hard work the students and teachers.
Click the links below to view some videos from the Soiree:
Bees best buddies and streaming into spring are the themes of this year’s Open Day. Aunty Carol will give a welcome to country at 10am followed by exciting performances in the hall by every class from primary to high school. Families will then be directed to experience the students work in the various classrooms where a few more impromptu performances await you. We want to make sure all parents who are busy helping with stalls have a chance to see the students work. Only after this, will the entertainment tent, activities, craft stall, café and food stalls be open for business! Open Day will be hive of activity, where we will welcome many visitors and extended family members.
Kindlehill has been a centre of growth and activity over the last year. Come and see what makes Kindlehill School such a special place. You can take a tour of the classrooms to chat with teachers and parents. There will be family friendly food, stalls, entertainment and activities for children. Kindlehill School heartily welcomes visitors to this special day. Kindlehill fairs are renowned as celebrations of the diverse and talented school community.
Oh the harmonising hum of Winter’s night. It was wonderful to have the school community gathered together. In this very special night, we take the time as a community to slow down, step out of the busyness of life and enter into a little bit of true winter magic – wonder, reverence, celebration and communal goodwill. We remember how nourishing it is to sing, to bring beauty into our lives, to gather together and feel our relationship with one another and with Mother Earth.
5:30pm CLASSROOMS BY CANDLE-LIGHT – start in kindy and journey through to high school, a quiet and reverent walk that will be a feast for the senses, a little bit of winter beauty in every room.
Once you have journeyed, gather outside the library and enjoy warming mead as we allow time for everyone to finish the walk.
6:30pm SINGING in the performance space. Songs from every class, the parent choir and whole school singing, finishing with a harmony hum.
LANTERN WALK to the LAKE – after the singing, children go to their classes to light lanterns. We gather as a whole school to walk to the lake, weather permitting.
HIGH SCHOOL ONLY (students and parents) – bonfire and lantern procession at school after the whole school lantern walk to the lake.
A very special whole school evening event. Please click the link below to read Lynn’s thoughts on this special time.
What a beautiful day! To my view it all went so well, the sunshine outside a perfect complement to the sunshiny feel of the fair. A big thank you to all the people who helped to make this a great day. It is events such as these when you see the breadth and detail of the creativity and resourcefulness of our school as a whole. Community by community, this is how we can contribute to making a fairer and more sustainable world. To do it with celebration and friendship adds joy to satisfaction.
ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR AND A CHILDREN’S WRITING FESTIVAL!
Saturday the 24th March will be a wonderful and exciting event for families in the school as well as welcoming visitors from the wider community. There are fantastic creative writing workshops and activities planned as well as the usual entertainment tent, coffee and chai, wholesome food, handmade with love craft stall and children’s games.