Creative

Academic

Nurturing

Our Mission

To provide a nurturing, creative and academic education inspired by the indications of Rudolf Steiner for a healthy social life and the developing human being.

Our Vision

To enable each individual to realise their potential to be self aware, resourceful and resilient, with the empathy, skills and initiative to make a positive contribution to the world.

From the Principal

Hello everyone, As I write this, final preparations are underway for our two Winter Festivals, with the Winter Festival for Classes 3-12 happening this evening and the Winter Festival for the younger classes next week. Each year we come together as close as possible to the Winter Solstice to mark the longest night. At this point we pause in a moment of reverence and stillness to experience the turning point of this yearly journey we take. Many cultures celebrate this time with an experience of walking a spiral - symbolic of journey from the outer reaches at the summer solstice, in to a deeply personal inner experience at the winter solstice and then spiralling back out again. Our teachers and students have made some beautiful lanterns in preparation and we look forward to joining together with our school community for this celebration. For the festival this evening, I encourage you to come well rugged-up and arrive on time for the beginning of the festival (please be at the Bangalow Showground…
Hello everyone, There is such a lot happening at the school at the moment that it is sometimes difficult to find the time to stop and take notice of the little things. So today I would like to recognise some of those little things happening in our school. The Class Three children have been busy building a beautiful little shop outside their classroom. This project has been a delight to watch over the last few weeks. I am looking forward to seeing some wonderful trading happening once the shop is up and running. The food gardens across the school are looking wonderful. Between Evan in the primary school and Pete Palmer in the High School, our students are being wonderfully supported as they develop the gardens, tend the plants and harvest the produce. Class 5 and 6 have been hard at work on the beautiful mosaic project down in the amphitheatre. The wall is filling with wonderful plants and animals and the project is progressing beautifully with the skilful guidance of Tanja Nelson…
Hello everyone, What a busy and productive couple of weeks it has been in and around the school! Our new building is racing ahead and we are looking to be in it before the middle of next term. We are at the stage of choosing and ordering furniture and fittings and feeling really excited about the opportunities our new learning spaces will provide for our students and teachers. Preparations are also well underway for our Winter Festivals. It has been lovely to see our students out in the sunshine and fresh air, making their lanterns in readiness. This year, Kindergarten, Class One and Two will be celebrating the Winter Festival at school and the celebration for the rest of our school community will be held at the A&I Hall and showgrounds in Bangalow (where our school began 30 years ago). Recently I attended the Governance, Leadership and Management Conference organised by Steiner Education Australia with a team from our School. Two of our Board Directors, the Director Primary K-6,…
Hello everyone, It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces returning to school last week after the break (teachers and students). The first and most obvious thing to notice on return to school was just how far our wonderful new building has progressed. The builders are doing an amazing job and we expect to be using the new building next term. It isn't easy having a building site in the middle of our school, however the builders have done their best to minimise disruption and I am very grateful to our whole school community for the way you have adapted and worked with the changes and limitations such a project brings. We have quite a busy term coming up with several school camps and excursion (Year 7 are away at the moment), our AGM, the High School Electives Showcase and the Winter Festival ... along with all of the wonderful teaching and learning which occurs every school day. Next week we are holding a parent conversation evening. Parents will already have received an invitation…
Hello everyone, Here we are in the last week of term and, whilst it has been a long term, it has been a really productive 11 weeks and time seems to have flown. Our students are ready for the break and I know our teaching staff are also ready for some recuperation time. There have been so many wonderful events happening for our students this term, with swimming lessons in the Primary School, the High School swimming carnival, the cross country carnival, a range of excursions and incursions and so many rich learning experiences on offer. Last week a group of our High School students performed wonderfully at Bluesfest and another group of students participated in a local theatre sports competition, taking out first prize (a talented group supported beautifully by our wonderful High School Drama teacher, Ben Daley). This week a small group of our students will be performing in a Commonwealth Games related performance on the Gold Coast as part of their involvement with Spaghetti Circus. Meanwhile…
  • Year 11 Exams
    Monday 25th June to Friday 29th June
    Lasts for 5 days


  • Class 4 Strings Concert
    Wednesday 27th June 11:30 am to 12:30 pm


  • Class 5 Strings Concert
    Wednesday 27th June 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm


  • RCM Workday
    Wednesday 27th June 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm


  • Year 12 Parent Teacher Interviews
    Wednesday 27th June 3:20 pm to 6:30 pm


  • Kinder Winter Spiral - Movement Room
    Thursday 28th June 9:00 am to 10:00 am


  • Class 1 Winter Spiral - Movement Room
    Thursday 28th June 10:00 am to 11:00 am


  • Class 2 Winter Spiral - Movement Room
    Thursday 28th June 11:30 am to 12:30 pm


  • K2 Winter Festival 5pm Lantern walk.
    Thursday 28th June 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm


  • Last Day Term 2
    Friday 6th July


Love as our "Sun"

Our egoism gains nothing from acts of love, but the world gains all the more. Esotericism tells us that love is to the world what the Sun is for outer life. No soul could thrive if love departed from the world. Love is the 'moral' Sun of the world. ~ Rudolf Steiner  

Winter Verse

Deep in the ground of the human soul Of victory assured The Spirit-Sun is living All through the winter of the inner life, The faithful heart divines it. Rudolf Steiner

Divine Nature

The outer world, with all its phenomena, is filled with divine splendour, but we must have experienced the divine within ourselves before we can discover it in our environment ~ Rudolf Steiner  

Stages of development

When what we introduce into the children's world of ideas and feelings is in line with the direction of the developmental forces of a given stage of life, we strengthen the entire developing person in a way that remains a source of strength throughout that person's life. ~ Rudolf Steiner

Reflection on Unity

Mankind must above all seek universality and the courage to look at things from all sides ~ Rudolf Steiner

Reflection on education

Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education. ~Rudolf Steiner

Equal rights

A feeling for equal rights for other human beings cannot exist in adults if a feeling for authority is not implanted in them during childhood. Otherwise, adults will never become mature enough to recognize the rights of others.  ~Rudolf Steiner

Destiny

If there is something more powerful than destiny, this must be the human being who bears destiny unshaken. - Rudolf Steiner

Reflections on love

Love starts when we push aside our ego and make room for someone else. ~ Rudolf Steiner  

Christmas Meditation

At the turning-point of time, The Spirit-Light of the World Entered the stream of Earthly Evolution. Darkness of Night had held its sway; Day-radiant Light poured into the souls of men, Light that gave warmth to simple shepherds' hearts, Light that enlightened the wise heads of kings. O Light Divine! O Sun of Christ! Warm Thou our hearts, Enlighten Thou our heads, That good may become What from our hearts we would found And from our heads direct With single purpose. Rudolf Steiner, Christmas, 1923.  

Reflection on Equality

The fact that we all bear a human countenance and encounter one another as external, physical human beings… this makes us equal on this footing. ~Rudolf Steiner

Reverence

If one observes children, who by a right upbringing, have developed a natural reverence for the grownups and their surroundings, and if one follows them through their various stages of life, one can discover that their feelings of reverence and devotion in childhood are gradually being transformed during the years leading to old age. As adults such persons may have a healing effect upon their fellow man so that by their mere presence, or through the tone of their voice, or perhaps by a single glance they can spread inner peace to others.  - Rudolf Steiner  

Our highest endeavour...

Our highest endeavour must be to develop individuals who are able out of their own initiative to impart purpose & direction to their lives. - Rudolf Steiner

On beauty & art

Beauty is not the divine in a cloak of physical reality; no, it is physical reality in a cloak that is divine. The artist does not bring the divine on to the earth by letting it flow into the world; he raises the world into the sphere of the divine. ~ Rudolf Steiner

Reflection for Spring

May my soul bloom in love for all existence ~ Rudolf Steiner    

Kingdom of Childhood

You must be for the children the representative of the good, the true, and the beautiful. The Children must be drawn to truth, goodness, and beauty simply because the children are drawn to you yourself. ~ Rudolf Steiner, Kingdom of Childhood

The Philosophy of Freedom

Freedom is the sense of being capable of actions motivated solely by love. ~ Rudolf Steiner, 1894