Steiner School Meeting Rescheduled

The opening of the Agnes Water Goora Gan Steiner School has stimulated many probing questions and created much excitement within the community..

There is already a well-established Steiner Playgroup in Agnes Water, and the announcement by organisers that they are moving towards starting a Steiner School has created a great deal of interest from interested community members… this prompted the organisers to hold a Steiner School Community Information Session, scheduled for 24 October, however the key speaker invited is now unable to be present at that time.

Therefore the meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, 3 December, at a time is still to be advised.

This Session will be a great opportunity for the community and interested parents to learn and understand the developments that have been made towards the school being ready to open next year.

Tracey, CEO of Steiner Education Australia, SEA, will be the guest speaker and she has a wealth of knowledge and insight.

The drive behind a Steiner Education is to be a health-giving education, nurturing and balancing the human talents of thinking, feeling and will. It is supporting and educating children so that their own distinctive and unique human qualities may come to greater fulfillment.

Over 40 Steiner schools have already been established in Australia, based on the philosophies and frameworks of Rudolf Steiner.

The Steiner schools follow the National Curriculum (ACARA) set out for all schools to comply with but use a different approach through the methods of teachings to adhere to the ACARA objectives.

A strong emphasis is placed on teaching through the arts therefore painting, gardening, modelling, sculpture, speech, poetry, music, drama, movement and the artistic process itself, enlivens all subjects. Graduate students are eligible to further their studies to university after a Steiner Education.

Rudolf Steiner was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, artist and scientist. He founded the first Steiner school in Stuttgart, Germany in 1919.

The Goora Gan Steiner School has its temporary location confirmed within the Old Agnes Water Community Hall.

Any further questions or enrolments can be forwarded to agneswatersteiner@gmail.com