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Mission Statement approved

Rudolf Steiner holding book

During 2013 the school trustees, some staff and other supporters held a long running discussion about why they were committed to the Motueka Rudolf Steiner School.  The aim was to better understand ourselves personally and as a community, to get clarity about  our uniqueness, and to ensure it was reflected in our mission statement.  A… Read more »

Stories in the Park

The inaugural ‘Stories in the Park’ got off to a good start on 20 December.   Games and food were available from 5 pm with P’zazz adding music a little later.  Their contribution to the ambiance was considerable, and some people even felt compelled to swing along to the groovy jazz.  Jochen’s soulful touch on… Read more »

NPR Trio Concerts

The True Stories Told Live evenings have proved a huge success with the local community and a very good fundraiser for the school.  Organiser, Hans Strub, decided to experiment with the format and have music as the main item with true stories in support.  The NPR Trio concerts were the result.  Hans assembled three world… Read more »

2013, a year worth celebrating

From the Trustees We want you to reflect for a moment on the year that is nearly over.  If you’re exhausted, no wonder; look at what we have accomplished!  It’s quite remarkable really.  The commitment of the teachers, parent body and wider community is inspiring.  The Trustees want to acknowledge and thank you all for… Read more »

New Campus Project – Progress report

December 2013 It is now more than two and a half years since a school community meeting made the decision to find a new permanent home for the Lower School. The New Campus Group (NCG) was formed at that meeting. The project appeared daunting then and still does now. How does a small school community… Read more »

Another great Spring Fair

A huge thank you to our school community and supporters for creating another great Spring fair on the 29th September.  A special thanks to Fabienne, our coordinator, and to the many sponsors who donated goods and services.  Once again the weather caused some concern and resulted in a decision to postpone by one week.  This… Read more »

Presentation on the Isenheim Altarpiece

by Marije Laarakker – van Oosterhout   On Saturday 26 October twelve curious attendants gathered at the Motueka Rudolf Steiner School to be taken on a journey through time, to period  in the late middle ages called the Renaissance. The Kahu room was decorated with books and images of art from different periods in the… Read more »

Mid Winter Dinner

The school celebrated its 11th birthday on 10 August.  The 11th year for children is the golden year so this was our theme for the evening.  The golden year is a time when the forces are in harmony and balance, before the changes and challenges of puberty.  It was an interesting theme and Lokita entertained… Read more »

Lantern making workshop

The Steiner School’s contribution to the Motueka Festival of Light was a lantern making workshop and night walk in the Kiyosato Gardens. Children aged 3-14 years were invited to the public library for a day of lantern making.  Class 5 and 6 students were there to help the younger children.  Meanwhile the paths through the… Read more »

Partnership School bid unsuccessful

We have been advised by the Ministry of Education that our bid to become a Partnership School was unsuccessful.  Naturally we are disappointed, especially given the time and resources that were invested into the application process.  So, we will remain a self funding, independent and fully autonomous school.  Partnership School funding would have been a… Read more »