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Willow Weaving

Children, parents and teachers enjoyed a day of creativity building a willow wall.  The wall has beautiful organic shapes and acts as a screen between the field and the driveway.  The project was organised by Tanja, and landscape architect Guy Redmund taught us the skills.  The willow will sprout into life in spring and we… Read more »

Traffic and Community Survey

Did you know that 62% of our students come to school by bicycle, walking, car pooling or bus? Did you know that 45% of our families have 2 or more children at the school, kindergarten and playgroups? 80% of families with children who potentially could attend the new campus at Atamai Village indicated they would… Read more »

New Crepe Stall

Our new Crepes fundraising stall is getting lots of use.  First the Autumn Fair, then Mapua Easter fair, and last week we were at Taste Tasman.  Each time we try to improve the menu and service.  Here is a picture of us setting up at Taste Tasman.  

Radio Interview

Our project to build a new campus is gaining public profile.  The local radio station invited Peter for an interview about the school and our plans. Listen to the audio here.

Autumn Fair- 2014

Our second Autumn Fair was a wonderful day and exceeded our expectations.  The weather was perfect, more like summer than autumn. We estimate almost 1000 people attended through the day, which was twice our expectation.  Click here to see all photos.  

Steiner Students awarded at Motueka High School

Graduates from Motueka Rudolf Steiner School took their place at the Motueka High School prize-giving ceremony at the end of 2013.   This was followed by some outstanding NCEA level 1 results. Several features of Steiner education are often questioned, or criticised, by mainstream educators, in particular the intentional delay in introducing the more intellectual… Read more »

Visit to Atamai Village

A group of 40 adults plus children took a close look at Atamai Village last Saturday.  Trustees of the development company gave a presentation on the village development, and the values behind it.  They also talked about the site they are offering to create and sell to the school.  The proposed site is a north… Read more »

New Campus Group report to AGM

New Campus Group,  Annual Report to AGM, March 2014 Dear School Community and Trustees The NCG has made pleasing progress in both fundraising and land search.  The group continues to meet monthly with attendance ranging from 3- 9. Minutes are recorded from monthly meetings and emailed to NCG members, Trustees and the school office. Since… Read more »

School loses forest

The local newspaper opened the story with these words.  “Motueka’s Steiner School has lost its mini forest but gained a greater sense of urgency for its new campus fundraising”.  The broad row of tall trees were a feature of the school playground, but they were not on school land.  They were removed during the summer… Read more »

$90,000 boost to new campus

The new campus project received a $90,000 donation in January.  This is a huge financial boost to the project, and a huge boost to our confidence.  The donor wishes to remain anonymous.  I’m sure I speak on behalf of the Motueka Steiner community when I say we are extremely grateful for this very generous donation.  Thank… Read more »