Important Notice

The waiting list for Kindergarten in 2023 closed on Friday the 8th of April 2022

Any applications received after that date for a child eligible for that age group will be added to the waiting list for Class 1 in 2024 or for the relevant future classes depending on when/if an opportunity arises.

Thank you for your interest in enrolment at Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School.

We are a single stream school (1 class per year level) with a typical class size of 28.

Currently all of our classes are full and in most cases we have extended waiting lists. As our waiting lists are growing rapidly, we are unable to guarantee placement within a specified timeframe. Many factors can impact the timing for an offer of Enrolment and, whilst it is possible to receive an earlier offer of a place, it is also possible that you may have a long wait before an opportunity may arise. If you would like further, specific information about this, please contact our Enrolments Officer.

It is rare that we would have a place for all children in a family to start at our school at the same time, for this reason if one of your children gets a place their siblings will get a higher priority for placement.

When we look for new students we are seeking families and students who will integrate well into the existing class and school community and who we believe will thrive within our system but also have a positive impact on the other members of our school. We will consider a range of criteria, including but not limited to, the student’s relationship to the School community (e.g siblings of existing students, children of staff), the student’s previous Steiner Education, the Family’s support for the Steiner approach to education, gender and temperament balance within the class, the capacity to pay School fees and the date of application. For families of currently enrolled siblings, how you support the School through that sibling/s enrolment will also be considered.

We recommend that you explore what a Steiner Education offers and review our school Fees before deciding whether to add your children to our waiting list. We also recommend that you read any relevant handbooks for Kindergarten, Primary School and High School (available for Download below).

Pre-School

We do not have a pre-school however we can recommend Periwinkle pre-school for Rudolf Steiner early childhood education which is located in Byron Bay. More information can be found on their website www.periwinkle.nsw.edu.au

Kindergarten

Children start Kindergarten in the year they turn 6. The Kinder enrolment process unfolds typically in term 2 of the year before the child is eligible to attend. It is important to join the waiting list as early possible to maximise your chances. Date of application is significant so the earlier the better. There are always many more people trying for places than we have to offer so being on the waiting list will not guarantee success at that time, if your child does not gain entry for Kindergarten they are welcome to remain on our waiting list.

Primary and High School

After Kindergarten is full we are only waiting for students to leave in order to have a place to offer, it is impossible for us to predict when or if this will happen. We recommend that you remain flexible in your timing and accept the offer of an interview when it is given as it may be a long wait before another opportunity presents itself. If you decline an offer for an interview your child may remain on the waiting list but their position on the list will change.

If you wish to start an enrolment, please continue to the Enrolment Process tab above.

Our Enrolment Policy is available here

If you wish to withdraw a student who is currently enrolled at the School, please complete the online Student Withdrawal Form.

Enrolment Process

A summary of the enrolment process is outlined below, full details of the process can be viewed by downloading the following documents.



Review the School– check out our website and do some research to make sure we are the School for you. Handbooks are available for download below.


Join the waiting list– Lodge an Intention to Enrol form (Tab above*) along with required documentation and pay the non-refundable registration Fee of $110 for your first child and $55 for siblings. It is very important that you ensure we always have your current contact details. If we cannot reach you we will move on to the next person on the list.

Interviews – For Class 1 to 12 an interview will be arranged if/when a place becomes available. For Kindergarten you will be contacted via email in Term 2 the year before they would be due to start and invited to join our Kindergarten enrolment process.

If a place is offered and accepted – an enrolment contract is completed and the enrolment fee of $550 for the first child and $200 for siblings is paid.

For further information please read the Enrolments Procedures documents above and our Enrolment Policy. If you still require assistance please email enrolments@capebyronsteiner.nsw.edu.au

Intention to Enrol Form

You can start your application to enrol at the school here. Use the button below to start a new Intention to Enrol application. This form will let you create and account using your email address to login so you can work through the form at your own pace and even finish it at another time if you need to gather more information. When you are finished you will be prompted to make a secure payment for you application fee. After this is complete our enrolments staff will process your application and may contact you if they require further information.