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, It was wonderful to welcome our students back to school last week. Teachers and support staff had already been back at school for several days before the students returned - but the school only really comes alive when it is filled with the laughter, chatter and striving of our wonderful students. Our teachers gathered together for a short staff retreat together in the time before the students returned. This is something we do every year and is a great way of coming together to start the year. In this, the 100th year since the first Steiner School opened, we focused our attention on thinking deeply about the core tenets of this educational philosophy and how this might evolve so that we continue to meet the needs of the students coming to us. The discussions were vibrant and thoughtful and I am sure they will continue into this centenary year. The first event of the year was the Rose Ceremony, where Class 1 teacher, James Deefholts, welcomed each of his new students to…
Hello everyone, The end of the school year has arrived and our students have all started their holidays (our staff will be signing off for the break on Tuesday afternoon). What a wonderful year it has been with so much wonderful learning, growth and development and many wonderful achievements across the school. Thank you all for allowing me the incredible privilege of serving the students, staff and school community for another year. I hope you have a safe, peaceful and enjoyable break and look forward to seeing you all again next year. Peace Nerrida
Hello everyone, As I write this, the school is a hive of activity with people decorating and preparing our school for the Christmas market and concert this afternoon. The Class 2 parents have done a magnificent job setting up. As the school year draws closer to an end, there are a number of special activities happening across the school. On Monday, we celebrated the Class 6 students and the completion of their journey through the Primary School. With words of gratitude, gift giving and beautiful singing, the morning was very special. On Monday evening, we held our second parent conversation evening. Thank you to the parents who came along to share in the discussion. There were many wonderful suggestions and ideas shared and we hope to bring some of these to fruition. We will be holding at least 2 parent conversation evenings next year (and will endeavour to have the 4th Term meeting a little earlier in the term.) I am very much looking forward to the Year 9 and 10 Showcase next…
Hello everyone, Just as our days have rhythm, our years also have a rhythm which can be sensed. Right now, in the last weeks of term, with many assessments, events, excursions and activities in the remaining weeks, we can experience the feeling of a big in-breath before we can exhale deeply over the break. The sensations can include excitement, tension, tiredness and even some anxiety. This is really normal for this time of the year and it is good to acknowledge this and try to find some space within each day to "breathe out" and come to a place of quiet. It is especially important that we allow the children this time and space too. Hopefully by now you will have received an invitation to our next Parent Conversation Evening. The first evening, held earlier in the year, was a great opportunity for me to catch up with parents and have a conversation about topics related to the school. The last evening's conversation centred around communication and, following on from the meeting, we made…
Hello everyone, Today marked the end of HSC exams in the school. I am so proud of the way our senior class students have conducted themselves in this, their final year of schooling with us. I would also like to express my gratitude to students, teachers and members of our school community who have shown such consideration to these students; moving quietly through the school whilst exams were in progress. Whilst it can feel a little disruptive to the school, it is so supportive to our Year 12 students for them to be able to sit the exams in the school environment. In the High School this term, we have welcomed Andrew Keiseweter, our new Mathematics teacher and Head of our Maths Department. Andrew will also take up the role of Class Guardian, alongside Rachel Holt, for Year 7 next year. Andrew brings with him a wealth of experience (I am also told he is a mighty-fine basketball coach). In the Primary School, we welcomed Susan Gould, our new Eurythmy teacher. Susan is currently working…
  • HS Swimming Carnival Mullumbimby Pool
    Wednesday 20th February

  • Eurythmy for Parents
    Wednesday 20th February 9:00 am to 10:00 am

  • Year 7 Excursion - RH and AK
    Friday 22nd February 9:00 am to 2:50 pm

  • Transforming Destiny workshop with Julie Lovett
    Friday 22nd February 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

  • Transforming Destiny workshop with Julie Lovett
    Saturday 23rd February 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

  • Transforming Destiny workshop with Julie Lovett
    Sunday 24th February 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Reflection on Spirit

Only a person who has passed through the gate of humility can ascend to the heights of the spirit. - Rudolf Steiner

Healing for humanity

What can be healing for humanity can develop only if people find the way into the spiritual worlds, if people do not forget that there was not only one Christmas but that there must be an everlasting Christmas, an everlasting coming-to-birth of the divine- spiritual in the physical, earthly human being. - Rudolf Steiner

Human Fellowship

Love is higher than opinion. If people love one another the most varied opinions can be reconciled - thus one of the most important tasks for humankind today and in the future is that we should learn to live together and understand one another. If this human fellowship is not achieved, all talk of development is empty. ~ Rudolf Steiner

Guarding our thoughts

We must guard against disrespectful, disparaging, and criticizing thoughts. We must try to practice reverence and devotion in our thinking at all times. - Rudolf Steiner

Practical Spiritual life

Seek the truly practical life, but seek it in such a way that it does not blind you to the spirit working in it. Seek the spirit, but seek it not out of spiritual greed, but so that you may apply it in the genuinely practical life. - Rudolf Steiner

Human beings seeking spirit

When human beings meet together seeking the spirit with unity of purpose then they will also find their way to each other. - Rudolf Steiner

Nature's secrets

All of nature begins to whisper its secrets to us through its sounds. Sounds that were previously incomprehensible to our soul now become the meaningful language of nature. - Rudolf Steiner

Reflection on Community

The well-being of a community of people working together will be the greater, the less the individual claims for himself the proceeds of his work, i.e. the more of these proceeds he makes over to his fellow-workers, the more his own needs are satisfied, not out of his own work but out of the work done by others. - Rudolf Steiner

Free Spirit

Each one of us has it in themselves to be a free spirit, just as every rose bud has in it a rose. - Rudolf Steiner

On Love and Compassion

Wherever love and compassion are active in life, we can perceive the magic breath of the spirit blowing through the sense world. - Rudolf Steiner

The importance of play

If a child has been able in his play to give up his whole loving being to the world around him, he will be able, in the serious tasks of later life, to devote himself with confidence and power to the service of the world. - Rudolf Steiner

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