Anthroposophy in New Zealand
An engaging voyage of discovery, both of the world and of oneself.
What is a Steiner school?
Why do people love it?
A Steiner school curriculum is a comprehensive academic, artistic, cultural and physical education programme presented in a supportive, structured and non-competitive environment. The purpose of Steiner education is to strengthen the child to meet not only the challenges of school, but those of life. Steiner education addresses the child as a threefold being: thinking, feeling and willing; also viewed as spirit, soul and body.
At a Steiner school a child’s body, soul and spirit are supported in a holistic way. A child is stimulated by traditional academic subjects as well as experiential, child-centred learning. Students are nurtured through healthy emotional and social development, and supported to become fully integrated human beings through a range of artistic, movement, handwork and craft activities. A Steiner education gives children hands-on opportunities that enrich their experience of the world at a physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual level.