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Each part of our school is independent, but we provide a combined impulse to provide an authentic and comprehensive Steiner education for children aged from 0 to 12 years in the Blue Mountains.
We are a member school of Steiner Education Australia and teach according to the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework, which has gained recognition as an alternative curriculum framework to the Australian Curriculum. We are registered with BOSTES and meet and exceed the standards required by all NSW and Federal educational regulatory bodies.
Your school was founded in 1983 when a group of parents, teachers, and professionals talked about creating the first Steiner School in the Blue Mountains. All were deeply committed to Steiner education and wanted to build a school from the ground up, surrounded by the Blue Mountains wilderness, and uphold the values of Steiner Education.
The group quickly settled into a core team with diverse backgrounds, including teaching, project management, social work, and legal.
Throughout the foundation year, the core group of six families met regularly and began to search for the right property, eventually finding our current site at 83 Clearview Parade. They decided to fund the purchase of the property together by acting as co-guarantors, and the first-class began in 1983 with seven children.
We aim to receive our students in warmth, understand, and respect them and prepare them for their future. We strive to assist them in developing skills necessary for a harmonious social life, so their social relationships flourish. We aspire to provide a learning experience that is informed, sequential, appropriate, whole, and inspiring. In order to achieve this, our approach is to work creatively to provide a balance between thinking, feeling, and willing. We believe that the life-extended learning of all members of the school is to be fostered. We recognize the importance of all staff member’s ongoing professional development.
We recognize and welcome parents as an integral part of the school community and aim to provide opportunities for them to learn and share their gifts. We strive for a working environment that is healthy, sustainable, and educational, where the school’s Steiner ethos and Curriculum are upheld and respected.
We recognize the importance of a good working relationship with relevant Government bodies. We aim to ensure that our students are provided with the best teaching practice and high educational standards to meet or exceed the Board of Studies requirements.
The school’s executive team, comprising of the Principal and the School Council, aims to work co-operatively to ensure that the school is a well managed educational organization where leadership is highly respected and serves the school pedagogically, financially, and spiritually.
Our environment is filled with rich experiences that focus on imaginative, creative, and organically driven play. Our learning environments are a unique combination of balanced open-ended child-led play experiences and intentional teaching experiences that are thoughtful and deliberate to meet all children's individual needs. Children’s development is enriched through imaginative and creative play, bush exploration, artistic activities, crafts, verses and songs, puppetry, and fairy tales.
Our days are filled with outdoor nature play, circle time, meal times, indoor play, craft, rest, storytelling, music, and movement. The week has its rhythms and seasonal activities. These include gathering autumn leaves and planting seeds to deepen the child’s awareness and understanding of the natural world around them and the cycle of the seasons.
In the natural, rhythmical and creative environment of our Early Learning programs, children are given the freedom, confidence, independence, and security to prepare for the next phase of their school life.

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