Milkwood Steiner School: Festivals and Music

Milkwood Steiner School acknowledges that we live and learn on Larrakia land; that as a community who revere childhood, value healing, sprit, care for country, deep listening and ceremony, our practice rests on a 60,000 year long history of children learning, playing, healing and thriving here in the trusting love and care of elders.

We are the harvest of someone else’s hope.

We sit under trees we did not plant.

We plant trees under which we will never sit.

At Milkwood Steiner School, our year is marked by festivals. The commitment to deepen our connection to the country, cultures and peoples of the Top End of Australia brings Indigenous Knowledge of seasonal changes into our learning and teaches us to grow our teaching and learning to this time and place. Our music curriculum exists as an integrated learning area as well as a specialist subject. All our teachers work with rhythm, voice and recorder in their classes daily. Children learn the violin, viola or cello from age 9 and have weekly choir and string ensemble lessons. Music camps, festival performances and public collaborations with the Darwin Symphony Orchestra, Arafura Music Collective and Djari Project have been highlights of student’s learning over the past year.

Milkwood is now recruiting for a Class 1 Teacher commencing 2021. Closing Date for applications is 12 November 2020. More information can be found on our website – https://www.milkwood.nt.edu.au/positions-available/

Milkwood Steiner School is situated on Larrakia land (Darwin), in the tropical north of Australia delivering a Steiner Curriculum to 100 students from Kindergarten to Class 6. Our school has unique large tropical style buildings with classrooms that open out on to broad verandas, with a playground that extends to a beautiful native bushland.

We are a thriving, growing school, with a welcoming community and children from diverse cultural backgrounds. Our College of Teachers are committed to applying the richness of a Steiner Education to the unique cultural and environmental context of Australia’s Top End.

We are seeking a colleague who has a strong desire to grow our school with us.

Photo credit: Guwanbal Gurruwiwi, Senior Songman and Galpu Clan Elder from Elcho Island at Milkwood’s Michaelmas Festival 2020

Oct 2020