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As the educational leader of the Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, the Principal directs resources to facilitate the management of the School, by working collaboratively and inclusively to ensure that the School meets its full range of responsibilities. The Principal works with people and relationships to foster the development and health of the School and those individuals learning, working and contributing within. She works in ways that foster a harmonious social environment. The Principal is experienced in working with the principles of Rudolf Steiner Education and has an understanding of child development. The Principal is responsible and accountable to the School Board and represents the Board and the College on a day-to-day basis.

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Supporting the Principal are the Deputy Principal, responsible for the High school, and the Director K-6, responsible for early childhood and primary school.  The Deputy and Director are responsible and accountable to the Principal and meet regularly with the Principal to discuss matters relating to each faculty.  The Deputy and Director also organise and facilitate their individual faculty meetings.

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Supporting the Principal are the Deputy Principal, responsible for the High school, and the Director K-6, responsible for early childhood and primary school.  The Deputy and Director are responsible and accountable to the Principal and meet regularly with the Principal to discuss matters relating to each faculty.  The Deputy and Director also organise and facilitate their individual faculty meetings.

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The College is the body of permanently appointed staff who work collegially and share responsibility in maintaining the special character of the educational aspects of the School and the Anthroposophical impulse which is inherent in all aspects of School Life. Within College, each member has equal responsibility for the determination of the educational, teaching and spiritual direction of the school.  As such College constitutes the generative heart of the school and meets regularly to support and consult with one another in educational matters and to discuss, formulate and review the school curriculum, educational policy and methodology in the light of the teachings of Rudolf Steiner.

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Supporting roles for the Principal and the Teachers in their work:
  • PA to the Principal
  • PA to the Deputy Principal
  • Director K-6
  • Enrolments and student records
  • Finance Administrators
  • Reception
  • Information Communication and Technology
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The School Board is empowered by the constitution to govern the business and legal functions of the School.  For practical purposes, the day-to-day operation of the School is delegated to the Principal.  Some of the matters considered by the Board include setting fees and charges, fee collection, fee relief, formulating short and medium term budgets, building and maintenance projects, formulating policies and practices and other governance issues. There may be up to 6 Board members; including a maximum of 3 elected members elected from the  parent body and a maximum of 3 teachers nominated by College.  The Principal attends all Board meetings as an ex-officio member. Parent elected Board Members are elected from School Association members at the Annual General Meeting, usually held before the end of March each year. Teacher elected Board Members are elected by their colleagues at the commencement of each school year, their positions being ratified at the AGM.

CBRSS School Principal

As the educational leader of the Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, the Principal directs resources to facilitate the management of the School, by working collaboratively and inclusively to ensure that the School meets its full range of responsibilities. The Principal works with people and relationships to foster the development and health of the School and those individuals learning, working and contributing within. She works in ways that foster a harmonious social environment. The Principal is experienced in working with the principles of Rudolf Steiner Education and has an understanding of child development. The Principal is responsible and accountable to the School Board and represents the Board and the College on a day-to-day basis.

The Deputy Principal and the Director K-6

Supporting the Principal are the Deputy Principal, responsible for the High school, and the Director K-6, responsible for early childhood and primary school.  The Deputy and Director are responsible and accountable to the Principal and meet regularly with the Principal to discuss matters relating to each faculty.  The Deputy and Director also organise and facilitate their individual faculty meetings.

The College of Teachers

The College is the body of permanently appointed staff who work collegially and share responsibility in maintaining the special character of the educational aspects of the School and the Anthroposophical impulse which is inherent in all aspects of School Life.

Within College, each member has equal responsibility for the consideration and holding of the educational, teaching and spiritual direction of the school.  As such College constitutes the generative heart of the school and meets regularly to support and consult with one another in educational matters and to discuss, formulate and review the school curriculum and educational methodology in the light of the teachings of Rudolf Steiner.

Our Administration and Support Team

 Supporting roles for the Principal and the Teachers in their work:
  • Principal Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant to the DP and DP K-6
  • Enrolments Officer
  • Finance Administrators
  • Reception
  • ICT Support Staff
  • Site Manager
  • Librarian

CBRSS School Board

The School Board is empowered by the constitution to govern the business and legal functions of the School.  For practical purposes, the day-to-day operation of the School is delegated to the Principal.  Some of the matters considered by the Board include setting fees and charges, fee collection, fee relief, formulating short and medium term budgets, building and maintenance projects, formulating policies and practices and other governance issues.

The Board consists of between 6 and 8 Directors.  3-4 Directors are elected by the Membership of the Association and 2-4 Directors are appointed by the Board.   The Principal attends all Board meetings as an ex-officio member and there are 2 Teacher Consultants to the Board, elected annually by the College of Teachers.  The names of the current Directors are:

  • Steve Heptonstall – Chairperson
  • Jamie Morton – Deputy Chair
  • Jenny Henderson – Secretary
  • Salakesh Ananda – Treasurer
  • Toni Appleton
  • Neil Young

Teacher Consultants to the Board

  • Teera Palmer
  • Rachel Holt