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Online crowd funding

After 31 years of providing playgroups, kindergarten, and schooling in Motueka we think there are thousands of people who have been either students, parents, grandparents, visitors or supporters.  For the first time we are reaching out to everyone and asking for a small donation to help fund the new office build. The project budget is… Read more »

Consensus Design Workshops

Christopher Day, the Welch architect and author, gave a presentation on Consensus Design at our school almost 4 years ago.  Ever since that evening we knew we would use his method when designing our new school campus.  Fast forward to February 2015 and we embarked on 10 days of consensus design workshops lead by Wellington… Read more »

We Own a Farm

It’s a dream come true.  Our small Steiner school community has firmly grasped its future as a farm based school.  March 19th is now a significant date in our history, the day we became owners of a 13.6 hectare farm (33.6 acres).   It is hard to believe that only six months ago we had… Read more »

Beach clean-up

  Students from Motueka Rudolf Steiner School joined the Big Beach Clean-up for Conservation Week.  This event is the biggest community conservation project in the region.  Our group of students scoured the section of coastline between Split Apple Rock and Marahau.  See photos here.  

Treasurer wanted

The Motueka Rudolf Steiner School Trust (MRSST) is seeking to employ a part-time Treasurer for its charitable not-for-profit organisation. Click here for a copy of the Treasurer job description

New Campus Group half year report.

Dear School Community and Trustees The New Campus Group has been like a duck swimming these last 6 months, all calm on the surface but busy legs underneath. It is a duck with a purpose, and that is to secure the new home space for our community and our school. Our previous report was presented… Read more »

Visiting Architect explains Consensus Design

We had the pleasure of hosting Matthew ter Borg for three days last week.  Matthew is a Wellington based Architect who specialises in Consensus Design.  Consensus Design is a process developed by UK based architect Christopher Day, to help groups with architectural design.  Christopher gave a presentation at our school three years ago. On Thursday… Read more »

Class one open day

The class one open day saw Jane, our class one teacher, and Helen, a teacher from kindergarten, introducing kindergarten parents to the school.  After an introduction in the class one room by Jane, the group toured the school to see other classrooms and the handwork room.

Kindergarten celebrates 30th Birthday.

Present and past parents of the Motueka Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten are celebrating the kindergarten’s 30th birthday this month.  The main event was a barn dance held in Riverside Hall last Saturday night.  It was a fitting place to celebrate as the kindergarten grew out of a handwork group that started in Yvonne Vincent’s living room… Read more »

Adults come to learn.

The day started with a morning circle, but the day was a Sunday and the students were adults.  23 adults attended the Art of Waldorf Education workshops on Sunday 10th August.  The group comprised parents, teachers and other interested people.  Warwick started the programme with a talk on Warmth, which he approached from several angles…. Read more »