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Winter Spiral Festival 21 June 2018

Winter Spiral Festival 21 June 2018

As the Sun reaches its lowest zenith, the light and warmth of the earth are dwindling. The inward turning season of Winter brings an awakening of the creativity, the soul of the Human Being. So the Winter Spiral is a quiet and reverent recognition of the inner light that we carry, when nature all around us is falling away.

On Thursday, 21 June 2018, we celebrate our Winter Spiral. A spiral made of branches and foliage will be arranged in a darkened area. Class by class, one by one, the children will walk into the spiral, light their candles from the central flame and arrange them on the spiral. The timetable is as follows:

9:00 – 9:20am       Class 1
9:20 – 9:50am       Class 2
9:50 – 10:00am     Class 3
10:00 – 10:20am   Class 4
10:20 – 10:40am   Class 5
10:40 – 11:00am   Class 6
11:00 – 11:30am   Class 7
11:30 – 11:50am   Class 8
11:50 – 12:10pm   Class 9 & 10
12:10 – 12:30pm   Class 11 & 12

Eventually the entire school will have added their light. Parents are invited to see their class carry out this beautiful ritual.

Available parents in the Primary School are asked to sing as their children enter the Spiral. We will have a morning sing along to support parents in learning the winter songs – Monday and Tuesday in the Courtyard from 8.30-8.40 am. It would be wonderful if you could join us in the build up to the event.

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