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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 »

SITUATION VACANT CLASS 1 2018 TEACHER

Motueka Rudolf Steiner School has a roll of 65 students and operates 4 composite class groups up to Class 7. We are seeking a Class 1 teacher to begin in Term 1 2018. Our ideal candidate has experience with Waldorf pedagogy, is committed to working collegially out of anthroposophy and is registered to teach or… 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 »

Students Acknowledge Donors

Motueka Rudolf Steiner School students have shown their appreciation to the many generous donors who have helped enable the school to purchase 13.6ha of picturesque farmland near Motueka. Trees were planted on the farm last August via working bees attended by the students and the wider school community, a vibrant network of school families and… Read more »

Farm master plan

It is a rare and exciting opportunity for a school community to design its future school, and even more unique that it will be a farm-based school.  The design and planning of the new campus started in February 2015 and came together into a master plan in August 2016. Nineteen months of meetings, research and… Read more »

Spring Fair 2016

The best, the biggest and most successful Spring Fair.  Once again the school community excelled.  Well done everyone and thanks to everyone who joined us on the day.  Here are the photos.  

Part-time Handwork Teacher Vacancy

We are seeking a handwork teacher to work approximately 10 hours per week. You must have a passion to teach soft material handwork to children 6–13. Experience of Waldorf Pedagogy preferred. For more information contact or an application pack please contact Lis McCracken on 03 929 8651 or 03 528 0246 or e-mail [email protected] Applications close… Read more »

Farewell Pioneer Hall

For 33 years Pioneer Hall has been the venue for early childhood Steiner Education in the Motueka area.  After the kindergarten relocated to Wallace Street, the hall continued to serve us as a playgroup venue.  The playgroup has now also moved to Wallace Street so the time came to say goodbye. Former parents and students… Read more »