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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 »

Introducing Koru Kids

Koru Kids is a part time educational experience for children aged 7 – 13.   The program has been designed and run by parents who have offered their time and unique skills to further educate children in our wider community.  Activities and classes happen at the Motueka Rudolf Steiner School or surrounding area.  The classes and… Read more »

Bio Dynamic Conference

The Motueka Rudolf Steiner School forged closer relations with the NZ Bio Dynamic community at the annual BD conference.  The conference organisers kindly allowed us to have a display about the school, and we gave a 5 minute presentation about our new campus project.  Our common connections with Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy were apparent.  We… Read more »

Home schooling survey

HOME EDUCATOR   &  HOME SCHOOLING PARENTS    Motueka Rudolf Steiner School would like to hear from you We are currently in the process of creating new and exciting learning opportunities for 7 – 13 year old children. We have discovered our local community is rich with diverse and interesting people who are willing to share… Read more »

Autumn Fair

Our first ever Autumn Fair was amazing.  No doubt the organising group understood the big picture for the event, but everyone else just got on with preparing their bit.  So when it all came together on the day there was much amazement and delight.  The Motueka Rudolf Steiner School Autumn Fair had been born and… Read more »

Partnership School application submitted

Yesterday we submitted our application to become a Partnership School Kura Hourua (PSKH). This is a new type of school model being created in New Zealand, based on the Charter School, or Free School, systems in USA and England.  The government wants to establish a small number of these schools opening at the start of… Read more »

Our school in the media

Two magazines have published articles about our school recently. OneSmile is a local magazine published in Nelson City, read the article here. 360 Neuseeland is published in Germany, read the article here.

Fundraising at Evolve Festival and Mapua Easter Fair

We have had two successful fundraising events recently.  We had a stall at the Evolve Festival in Nelson and also at the Mapua Easter Fair.  We sold homemade gingerbeer and pear lemonade by the cup, plus some hand craft and merchandise.  A highlight of these events is connecting with our wider support community and making… Read more »

Fundraising launch

The New campus group held an event on 12 February to launch our fundraising campaign.  Local media attended and both the Guardian Newspaper and Motueka Golden Bay News carried the story.   Invited guests were given an overview of our new campus project and had a chance to meet teachers and Trustees over pizza from the school… Read more »

Motueka Rudolf Steiner School supports Salisbury School

You may be aware that the Minister of Education has decided to close Salisbury School in Richmond.  The school is fighting the decision and is mounting a legal challenge.  Recently they held an afternoon fundraising event for the legal costs.  We went to support them and set up two stalls.  Gabrielle offered face-painting from one… Read more »