Posts By: Peter

Situations Vacant

Situation Vacant: Part time administrator -schoolWe are seeking an administrator to work approximately 18 hours per week. Our ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills; have a high degree of computer literacy; be accurate, methodical and well organised, be able to work with frequent interruptions; be able to multi task; and have a… Read more »

Straw/clay house building workshop

Two 1-day workshops, 3rd and 4th November 2018 Come to a one-day hands-on workshop and learn how to build with light straw/clay. Choose either Saturday or Sunday. Steve Richards will run the workshops and demonstrate the light straw/clay house building method he has developed at Jester House. We will build a wall together. The venue… Read more »

Ancient scripts and Abraham’s Grove

  The Class 3 curriculum covers the ancient Hebrew culture which moves into later cultures during the following years. Class 2 & 3 teacher Erika Vink has taken a creative approach to form drawing main lesson by practicing the ancient scripts of the nomadic Hebrew people. The Sinaitic pictographs are an early form of writing… Read more »

Natural building using straw/clay

Using natural materials such as earth, straw and wood is a popular topic.  An information evening at school attracted about 30 people. We were exploring the possibility of using these natural materials to build the new school.   Ellen Appleton was our Chair for the evening and she introduced our presenters, Steve Richards, Richard Walker, Gabrielle… Read more »

Building with light straw/clay.

We are dreaming of hand-crafted light earth buildings made with love by our community and supporters. How do we turn this dream into reality? Come and hear Steve Richards, Richard Walker and Gabrielle Bell talk about light earth building. Bring ideas to the discussion. Tuesday 28 August, 6:30-8:30. RSVP via Facebook Event.  

Geology field trip

Class 6/7 spend a day out learning about Geology and geo-morphology. First stop was the Motueka River bed. The river reaches far back into the mountains of North West Nelson and Kahurangi National Park. The mountains of NW Nelson contain some of the oldest and most complex rocks in New Zealand. Students learned how to… Read more »

Essay by Frank Carl Maier

Frank came from Germany to Motueka to volunteer his services to the new farm school project. He studied Anthroposophy in Dornach.  Frank stayed for a month, did many things, including writing this essay.  Several people helped him translate the original German text to English. “What do we need in life to attain lasting contentment? I… Read more »

Autumn Fair 2018

The day was fine and sunny and a corner of the farm was transformed into a place of magic, fun and entertainment. It was hard to believe that only a day earlier we experienced localised heavy rain that had the Moutere River almost cross the road onto the farm.  Gumboots were needed for set-up day… Read more »

Kindergarten Christmas Market

December 3, 2017. 10am to 2pm. We invite and welcome all to come and share the special market at Motueka Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten, 33 Wallace Street, Motueka. Crafts, music, cafe, Giving Tree and that special feeling that is honouring the spirit of Christmas.

Visit by Martin Large

‘The Motueka Rudolf Steiner School’s visionary plan for their regenerative farm based  school offers a golden opportunity for the  local community to invest in this ‘cathedral project’ as a national, if not global,  educational exemplar. This leading edge  school will help children develop the resilience, creativity, leadership and practical know how which are sorely needed… Read more »