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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 is the Deputy Principal, who assists the Principal in responding to the day to day issues of running the school.

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The K6 Leadership Team, made up of the Curriculum Coordinator and Assessment Coodinator, work closely with the Principal and Deputy Principal to support the operation of the Junior School (K6)

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The High School Leadership Team, made up of the HS Faculty Coordinator, Senior School Coordinator, Curriculum Coordinator and Behaviour Management Coordinator, work closely with the Principal and Deputy Principal to support the operation of the High School.

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The College is made up of teachers 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.

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 Supporting roles for the Principal and the Teachers in their work:
  • HR/Office Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Principal Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Principal
  • Enrolments Officer
  • Reception
  • Business Office Support
  • Relief, Camps & Excursions Officer
  • ICT Support Staff
  • Site Manager
  • Librarian
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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.

Deputy Principal

Supporting the Principal is the Deputy Principal, who assists the Principal in responding to the day to day issues of running the school.

K6 Leadership Team

The K6 Leadership Team, made up of the Curriculum Coordinator and Assessment Coodinator, work closely with the Principal and Deputy Principal to support the operation of the Junior School (K6)

High School Leadership Team

The High School Leadership Team, made up of the HS Faculty Coordinator, Senior School Coordinator, Curriculum Coordinator and Behaviour Management Coordinator, work closely with the Principal and Deputy Principal to support the operation of the High School.

The College of Teachers

The College is made up of teachers 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:

  • HR/Office Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Principal Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Principal
  • Enrolments Officer
  • Reception
  • Business Office Support
  • Relief, Camps & Excursions Officer
  • 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:

  • John Hart and Christian Edwards – Co-Chairpersons
  • Neil Young – Secretary
  • Salakesh Ananda – Treasurer
  • Toni Appleton
  • Jenny Henderson
  • Magdalena Roze

Teacher Consultants to the Board

  • Teera Palmer
  • Rachel Holt