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, 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…
Hello everyone, Welcome back to a new term. As always, it was wonderful to see our students returning this week, full of smiles and stories from their break. We finished last term with a flurry of activity. Our Spring Fair was an absolutely wonderful day (with the weather gods smiling on us). There was a beautiful feeling of community as we celebrated the past, present and future of our lovely school. I must admit to feeling quite emotional when some of our school founders and past students stepped forward out of the crowd. We owe those founders and first students so much! It was also a great opportunity to show people through our new innovation centre. It was a privilege to reveal the name given to our new building by Arakwal Elder, Aunty Delta, The Ga Ngaa Lee La Innovation Centre. Ga Ngaa Lee La (pronounced gunga lay lah) means "think, listen, understand" - an appropriate name for such a beautiful learning space. We had several videos running during the Spring Fair; including a video…
Hello everyone, On such a busy Spring Fair set-up day, I have only a short message for you all. Celebrations such as our wonderful Spring Fair draw our incredible school community together and help to weave the fabric of relationship between us all. Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to bring this special 30th Birthday Spring Fair Celebration together. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow and enjoying the wonderful living spirit of our community in action. Peace Nerrida
Hello everyone, Two years ago, I asked our staff at our end-of-year staff meeting, "What are your dreams for the next year for the school?" One of the strongest responses, agreed by all, was that our staff wanted to build a stronger relationship with the Arakwal people and come to a better understanding of and relationship to country. Last year, with wonderful leadership from Peter Palmer, we celebrated NAIDOC week across the school. We also introduced a new emphasis on acknowledging country at all school events. This year we have turned our attention to developing a Reconciliation Action Plan for the school. A group of dedicated staff from across the school have been meeting to work on this and, this week, we met with Aunty Delta Kay to talk about the process and how we can work together. The process of developing a Reconciliation Action Plan is a process of building relationship and developing understanding. We expect this will be an ongoing process and are really looking forward to…
Hello everyone, Our school is humming with wonderful activity at the moment. Our Kindergarten children are well settled into their daily routine and enjoying days full of play based activity. Meanwhile Teera and our Kindergarten Teachers have been busy interviewing for our 2019 intake of children. We know that we cannot take in all of the children on the list but are doing our best to welcome in those children we can accept. In the Primary School, we celebrated Book Week with a wonderful parade and the much anticipated annual teacher Book Week play - this year we all laughed at the efforts of a long line of characters to pull out a VERY stubborn, VERY stuck enormous turnip. Thank goodness for the efforts of the tiny little Class One mouse at the end of the line who gave that last little bit of strength needed to dislodge the turnip! It is always wonderful to see the children coming to school dressed up as a favourite book character and sharing their love of story. In the High School,…
  • The child’s development : The Six Year Old Child and Class 1 Readiness
    Monday 19th November 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

  • Cyber Safety and Class 4-6 Parent Meetings
    Tuesday 20th November 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

  • RRisk Seminar Lismore - Southern Cross Uni
    Wednesday 21st November

  • Kindy and Class 5 Photos
    Thursday 22nd November 9:10 am to 10:00 am

  • New Kindergarten Parents Meeting (2019) 5.30-7pm
    Thursday 22nd November 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

  • Class 6 Play Performance for Parents
    Friday 23rd November 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

  • P and F Meeting
    Monday 26th November 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

  • Class 2 Play Performance for parents followed by a shared picnic lunch.
    Tuesday 27th November 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

  • Pupil Free Day - Report Writing
    Wednesday 28th November

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