Posts By: Peter

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 »

Fundraising sale

Another opportunity to get something you want and support the school.  All items are for sale at the school office.  Give us a call and make an offer. 03 5280246 Top10 Holiday Park voucher value $50  www.top10.co.nz/park/motueka Full day rafting trip for 4 adults with Inland Adventures.  Total value of trip $880.  Voucher is for a… Read more »

Old cottage made new

Generosity and community spirit were the foundations of a big project to upgrade one of the farm cottages last summer. Last year the school received a $50,000 donation to help create more space for the growing student roll. Several options were considered before it was decided to renovate a farm cottage so it could be… Read more »

Spring Fair 2017

Our first Spring Fair on the farm was a successful and record-breaking day.  A week of rain prior to the big weekend caused some anxiety but the weather was mostly fine for set-up day and fair day.  Saturday night after set-up saw rain again and snow to very low levels on the nearby hills. Sunday… Read more »

Marie rides the Mongol Derby

Motueka Steiner kindergarten teacher competes in the world’s toughest horse race. Marie is now home after taking 6th place in the event.  She spent 8 days riding 1000 Km.  The school community followed her online using GPS tracking.  We were so excited to see her in the lead group throughout the race. See her facebook… Read more »

Inspectors praise school

            June 2017 Education Review Office report says, Children in this school benefit from a broad, deep and interesting curriculum. By the end of Year 8 they transition to high school as resourceful, confident, capable, and curious learners with strong literacy skills.” Curriculum strengths are its focus on the ‘whole’… Read more »

Students learn Farm to Table

This year saw the introduction of a Farm to Table program with class 7.  Lindsey Ellison is the inspiration behind the project and she joins the class once a week.  The aim is to teach practical life skills, create a positive food culture and foster community around sharing food.  For the students the learning is… Read more »

New farm-based school gets consents

The Motueka Rudolf Steiner School community are celebrating a milestone for their project to build a new farm-based school.  The necessary resource consents were granted by the Tasman District Council in June 2017.  Securing an ideal site and getting the necessary consents were seen as the biggest hurdles for the project.  “Without the farm and… Read more »

Koanga Institute workshops

Permaculture pioneers offer workshops in Motueka. Kay Baxter has an international reputation for saving heritage food plants. Kay and Bob Corker founded the Koanga Institute 15 years ago to support this work and expand into other areas of permaculture. Their work now includes research into all aspects of regenerative living and sharing that experience and… Read more »