The seasons and cultural festivals are celebrated to bring a more conscious awareness to the children of the greater rhythms in nature and the world around them. The Harvest festival in Autumn, the mid-Winter festival on the solstice, Spring and the approach of Christmas are all celebrated with community events, songs, poems, dance, plays and food. Each of the Festivals has its own atmosphere but common to all is the celebration of the gift of life and the earth’s gifts to us all. Each celebration has space for wonder, gratitude and joyful participation. Notice of coming Festivals will be via the class teacher and the school newsletter.