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Wanted, school Administrator

Lower School Administrator Position   We are seeking a School Administrator to join our team. The successful candidate will:- Be methodical and organised Have excellent inter-personal skills Be able to relate to families and children from a variety of backgrounds Have excellent oral and written communication skills Be self-directed, balanced with the ability to work… Read more »

Healing Arts Workshop 2015

Healing Arts workshops are held at the School every year. This year they were held on 14th June and were run by a small group of Anthroposophic therapists who are available to support many health needs of the school children and wider community. Our topic was ‘Sleep’ and included workshops on nursing therapy (Adrienne Henry… Read more »

Kolisko Conference 2015

‘Trauma in Childhood and Building Resilience in the 21st Century’ Brief report from Erika Vink Understanding hidden trauma in childhood and how we can help to build resilience and heal these children was the theme of the Kolisko medical and education conference.  Seven teachers, staff and health practitioners from Motueka and Nelson attended.  In total… Read more »

Whakanoa te Whenua (blessing the land)

It was a significant, beautiful and historic day for the school community.  Sunday, May 10th started with a dawn blessing of the new school farm.  The dawn ceremony was lead by Kaumatua Tom Matthews who lifted tapu and cleared the energies so our new endeavour could flourish.  Karakia were recited and a Mauri stone buried… Read more »

Midnight Elves retreat weekend

Every year before the Spring Fair the Midnight Elves craft group go on retreat.  Its a creative weekend of stitching, stuffing, knitting, cutting out, spinning, sanding, oiling and more. Its also a very sociable occasion.  Read more, and see the photos at

Harvests Magazine

The winter 2015 edition of Harvests magazine carried a story about our plans to become a farm-based school. Read it here Harvests article winter 2015

Kindergarten Work Bee

On Sunday the 2nd August the kindergarten parents, children and staff met together to redo our paths at the kindergarten.  Many hands were at work with shovels, wheelbarrows and rakes to make sure the new crushed limestone was placed in the newly prepared pathways. We took the opportunity to also prune back, prepare gardens and… Read more »

Autumn Fair full of colour

A colourful day and a big crowd suggest the Motueka Rudolf Steiner Autumn Fair is now an established event.  Even the forecast for heavy rain did not discourage visitors.  Fortunately the rain held off until mid-afternoon and the planned bon fire was lit an hour earlier than programed.  Both local newspapers sent reporters, and for… Read more »

Our first school building

We have land, and soon we will have our first building.  Work has started on a small relocatable office so we can test some eco-building ideas, and test ourselves at managing a community build.  There are so many options and ideas when it comes to building, especially eco-friendly, natural and healthy building.  As a community… Read more »

Online crowd funding

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After 31 years of providing playgroups, kindergarten, and schooling in Motueka we think there are thousands of people who have been either students, parents, grandparents, visitors or supporters.  For the first time we are reaching out to everyone and asking for a small donation to help fund the new office build. The project budget is… Read more »