07. May 2019 · Comments Off on Class 5/6 News: ‘GO’ board game at Iona School · Categories: Steiner education

Last week Class 5/6 were introduced to the board game ‘Go’. Robin Dews, a former parent and enthusiastic Go player, led the first of four workshops, where he is teaching the children how to play this ancient oriental board game.

The game was first recorded in China more than 2,500 years ago and is believed to be the oldest board game in the world still played in its original form. With more than 45 million active players in Japan, China and Korea, it is particularly valued as a teaching tool for children due to its balance of analytical and creative problem solving. It is also great fun!

Thanks also to a generous gift from The British Go Association (www.britgo.org), we now have seven Go boards complete with stones in school for the children to use.

If you would like to learn more about the game or how to play Go, Robin and the Nottingham Go Club meet every Tuesday evening at the Dice Club Games Cafe on Mansfield Road. New players are always welcome.

Maria Woolley

Class 5/6 teacher

03. May 2019 · Comments Off on Eurythmy performance of “Rumpelstiltskin” at Iona School in May 2019. · Categories: Steiner education

Iona School is delighted to be hosting performances by Eurythmy West Midlands ‘Young Stage Group’ Touring Programme on Wednesday 8th May 2019.

The eurythmists come from different countries: Romania, the Netherlands, Germany, China, Canada, Japan, Georgia. They have all recently graduated, and wished to deepen their experience of artistic eurythmy at Eurythmy West Midlands.

Kindergarten and Class 1/2 children will see a performance of “Rumpelstiltskin”

01. May 2019 · Comments Off on Kurt Vonnegut’s, Who Am I This Time? and The Kid Nobody Could Handle · Categories: Steiner education

Anthropos presents

Vonnegut, Vonnegut!


Who Am I This Time? and The Kid Nobody Could Handle
at Iona School on Tuesday 4th June 2019 at 7.30pm, in the Hall

Two stories by Kurt Vonnegut
A one-man play of two pieces by master American writer Kurt Vonnegut.
Performed by Glen Williamson.

Suitable for ages 11+

Tickets: £9/£7 conc.

In The Kid Nobody Could Handle, a trumpet and a pair of boots compete for the soul of a destructive teenager, as a kind and gregarious high school band teacher confronts a humourless foster father. Who Am I This Time? is a wacky yet moving comedy about a small-town production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

Celebrating the healing power of school bands and community theatre, this is Kurt Vonnegut at his most human and heartwarming. The great American writer’s hyperbolic narrative turns out to be wonderfully theatrical.

(Ninety minutes including an intermission; each story runs about 40 min. and can also be booked separately.)

“Right on and totally hilarious. Williamson plays all the roles… brilliantly.” (Berkshire Bright Focus)

“Vonnegut is hard to resist, and. . . Glen Williamson. . . is a deeply perceptive, stylish, and affecting actor.” (New York Arts)

01. May 2019 · Comments Off on ‘Listen to the Wind’ eurythmy performance at Iona School · Categories: Steiner education
Iona School is delighted to be hosting a performance called “Listen to the Wind” by Eurythmy West Midlands ‘Young Stage Group’ Touring Programme on Wednesday 8th May 2019 at 7.30pm in the Hall.​

To book tickets to this wonderful performance please contact Dominique on: admin@theionaschool.org.uk or ring 0115 9415295.

Tickets: £10/£7 students/unwaged
We hope to see you there!
04. April 2019 · Comments Off on Education Manager job vacancy-closing Friday 26th April 2019. · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Primary schools Nottingham, Steiner education

Iona School, Nottingham

Starting: Ideally ASAP, but we can offer flexibility over this.
Job type: 2-3 days a week, term time only
Salary: to be discussed

The Iona School in Nottingham is looking for an Education Manager. We are a small friendly primary school with a vibrant community, committed to providing the best care and education based on the principles given by Rudolph Steiner.

The Education Manager will work alongside the Chair of College and Business Manager.  You will oversee and evidence the delivery of the curriculum and ensure teaching staff work in compliance with the Independent School Standards.  The role would suit a diligent, personable individual, capable of high level communication and with an inclusive attitude.  They will have the ability to co-manage all aspects of quality assurance and best practice.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to a meet-and-greet on Thursday 2nd May 2019 at 11.30 am-12.30 pm to meet the staff and see the school in action.

Closing date extended to Friday 26th April 2019.

For a Job Description and application pack please email the Business Manager, Fiona Stuart: fiona@theionaschool.org.uk

Iona School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.

An enhanced DBS check (with relevant barred list check) will be required.

28. March 2019 · Comments Off on Spring Forest School on Iona’s Land – April/May 2019 · Categories: Forest School, Nature, Play, The Land at Iona School
27. March 2019 · Comments Off on April 2019 Holiday Clubs on Iona’s Land run by Greenheart · Categories: Forest School, Nature, Primary schools Nottingham, Steiner education, The Land at Iona School

Greenheart, a local social enterprise who specialise in outdoor education, will be running some fun and engaging holiday clubs on Iona school’s Land in April 2019. Suitable for children aged 8-13 years. 

Bookings must be made in advance-please see details on the poster below. 

15. March 2019 · Comments Off on Education Manager vacancy at Iona School · Categories: Edcucation Manager vacancy, Education Manager vacancy, Independent schools Nottingham, Primary schools Nottingham

Starting: ASAP
Job type: 2-3 days a week, term time only
Salary: to be discussed

The Iona School in Nottingham is looking for an Education Manager. We are a small friendly primary school with a vibrant community, committed to providing the best care and education based on the principles given by Rudolph Steiner.

The Education Manager will work alongside the Chair of College and Business Manager.  You will oversee and evidence the delivery of the curriculum and ensure teaching staff work in compliance with the Independent School Standards.  The role would suit a diligent, personable individual, capable of high level communication and with an inclusive attitude.  They will have the ability to co-manage all aspects of quality assurance and best practice.

Closing date 29th March 2019. Provisional interview date 3rd April 2019

For a Job Description and application pack please email the Business Manager, Fiona Stuart: fiona@theionaschool.org.uk

Iona School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.

An enhanced DBS check (with relevant barred list check) will be required.

15. March 2019 · Comments Off on Visiting author, Darren Simpson, brings his new book to Iona School children · Categories: Steiner education

This week Class 5/6 welcomed Darren Simpson to Iona School to introduce his new book, Scavengers, published by Usbourne this March. The children will be reading it in school as their class reader.

15. March 2019 · Comments Off on International Women’s Day and Red Nose Day · Categories: Steiner education

Dear Iona community,

Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of International Women’s Day last Friday! 

Everyone loved having a waffle after school as a treat and thanks to your support we have managed to buy two beautiful books about great women in history for classes 3/4 and 5/6. We have also donated £77 to the Malala Fund (https://www.malala.org/), which does an amazing work bringing education to girls all over the world.

There will be some cakes for sale today at the end of the day for Red Nose day, treat yourself today too for another good cause! 

With best wishes,

The Iona School