Sydney Rudolf Steiner College

SYDNEY RUDOLF STEINER COLLEGE

Sydney Rudolf Steiner College has been preparing teachers for a fulfilling career in Steiner education since 1980. Our courses not only focus on the child but also on inner development and Anthroposophical understanding for the prospective Waldorf teacher. We have a wide variety of short courses for everyone in the artistic, craft and philosophical fields which offer an encounter with Rudolf Steiner’s world view.

Our Teacher Education courses offer pathways to training for Early Childhood, Primary Teaching and High School with the flexibility to cope with Covid restrictions now and in the future. We deliver a mix of weekly webinars and ‘in-person’ seminars that will enhance the experience and foster meaningful connections with both the content and tutors.

These courses are for those interested in Steiner education as well as qualified teachers and Steiner teachers, and provide an understanding, or refreshment of understanding, on the basis of the Steiner education curriculum together with a rich program of inner development based on artistic practice and observation of life. Professional development points are possible with many of these courses.

Our courses are led by highly regarded and experienced local and international tutors, please see our website to learn more.

All our courses are available part-time and online and can be done while working full-time. Our in-person seminars are held during school holidays in Sydney or local Teacher Training Hubs (where available).

We also welcome international offshore students to enrol in our highly regarded courses and discuss a tailored learning experience where in-person training is not possible.

EARLY CHILDHOOD

We have many courses for teachers, carers, parents, and home-based educators in Early Childhood.

Teacher Education: 

Our annual teacher education courses in Early Childhood comprise of the first year Foundation course (ECF), which provides the entry point into the second year Certificate course (ECC). This second year course includes a practicum in a Rudolf Steiner Pre-School or Kindergarten.

100 hours of Anthroposophical Study is required to complete the 400 hour qualification acknowledged by the International Association for Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Education (IASWECE). This 100 hours is included in the ECF and ECC courses.

The Early Childhood Foundation course commences 16 February, with one webinar delivered each week of term, as well as two in-person seminars held in Sydney or local Teacher Training Hubs (where available).

Short Courses:

Nurturing early childhood: Four enriching Seasonal Saturday courses offered over the course of the year, for parents, carers and assistants, everyone welcome.

“The Art of Caring” (From Birth to Three) is at the forefront of Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood education and will be presented at the Sydney Rudolf Steiner College in Sussex Street, Sydney.

PRIMARY TEACHING

Our annual teacher education courses in Primary Teaching comprise of the first year Foundation course (PTF), which provides the entry point into the second year Certificate course (PTC). Modules throughout the course can be attended separately as stand-alone. However in order to qualify to work as a teacher in a Steiner school, students will be required to complete both the PTF and PTC courses. 

The Primary Foundation course commences 16 February, with one webinar delivered each week of term, as well as two in-person seminars held in Sydney or local Teacher Training Hubs (where available).

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING

The new High School Teaching Foundation Course has been developed for both mainstream high school teachers and Steiner teachers without formal RS High School training, focusing on the high school years from classes 7 to 12. 

Led by highly regarded and experienced local and international tutors, this one year, part-time course aims to provide High School teachers with a foundational knowledge of Steiner education, an understanding of child developmental phases from an Anthroposophical point of view, and how these inform the high school curriculum, covering the essential topics required for teaching in the Steiner High School. It explores theoretical, practical, and creative modules, providing a comprehensive experience of Rudolf Steiner Education, with the adolescent at the centre of the curriculum. 

The High School Foundation course commences 16 February, with one webinar delivered each week of term, as well as two in-person seminars held in Sydney or local Teacher Training Hubs (where available).  

 

To learn more please visit our website www.sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com 

We welcome all enquiries:

Email: admin@sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com 

Tel: (02) 9261 4001.

Venue: 307 Sussex St, Sydney, 2000.