Posts By: Peter

MRSS mid year report

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

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 »

Visit us for one year

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 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

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

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 »

Mihi Whakatau – Welcome Ceremony 3rd February 2016

We had a beautiful morning to welcome new families and children to our kindergarten earlier this month. We had a formal welcome, a Mihi Wakatau (to settle). The kindergarten community gathered in the garden to welcome the new families. The Mihi Whakatau was spoken and acknowledged the Sky father and earth mother, also the pou… Read more »