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Sowing the Seeds of Education is the headline on a recent article on the Pure Advantage website.   Pure Advantage is an influential not-for-profit that investigates and promotes green growth in New Zealand. The article concludes that MRSS is setting the foundation for what could be the future blueprint in New Zealand education. High praise indeed…. Read more »

Congratulations to graduates and past students

Hayley, Rebecca and Abby holding their certificates and Livia's trophy.

Graduates and past students of Motueka Rudolf Steiner School collected many high school awards for 2015, and achieved some impressive NCEA results.  Most graduates from MRSS go on to Motueka High School.  MRSS is one of the smallest primary schools feeding into Motueka High School so the list of top prizes is all the more… Read more »

MRSS mid year report

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It is a pleasure to be reporting on a school that is in good heart and focused on what is in the best interest of the children. A year ago the picture was not as rosy with a declining roll and a looming financial problem. 2016 so far appears to be a year of growth… Read more »

Marae Visit

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The school and kindergarten combined for a visit to Te Awhina Marae in June. The visit was part of our Matariki celebrations, which follow through to Maori language week. We were a big group with all the children and strong support from Parents. Some of the kindergarten children obviously enjoyed being together with their older… Read more »

Class 1 2016 Teacher Vacancy


SITUATION VACANT CLASS 1 2016 TEACHER Motueka Rudolf Steiner School currently has around 60 students and runs composite classes. We have experienced sudden roll growth and are needing to recruit a new Class 1 teacher to begin as soon as possible. We are looking for a teacher who has experience with Waldorf pedagogy, is committed… Read more »

Visit us for one year

Awaroa Inlet. Able Tasman National Park.

Bring your family to New Zealand for one year and live in Motueka.  A new website provides a “How to” guide based on the experiences of one family.  Christian and Eva came to Motueka with their two daughters in 2013 and spent a year living the kiwi lifestyle.  They returned to Austria after their year… Read more »

New Campus project published in Business South newspaper

Business South

Business South reporter Kelly Deeks wrote a nice, concise story about our plans to build a farm-based school.  OK, she did recycle quite a bit from an earlier article in Harvest magazine but I like how she has captured the main points in one short article. Click here to read the text Business South text

Kindergarten Lantern Festival 13th May 2016

Kindy pumpkin

The Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten community enjoyed a magical lantern festival on Friday night, even though the cloudy skies opened and tears fell in lament of the giant pumpkin recently taken out of the garden by someone unknown. Luckily our surrounding community gifted to us, three big golden pumpkins, just like we told in our children’s… Read more »

Kindergarten Easter Festival 24th March 2016

Egg Hunt 2016

EASTER came to us earlier this year, being determined by the Sunday closest to the equinox full moon. Easter was originally a Spring Festival in pre-Christian Europe, celebrating growth, procreation and new life. When the impulse of Christianity was added two thousand years ago, a renewal of earthly existence took place. It can be understood… Read more »