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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 »

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 »

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 »