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  • EduCareDo

    Mullumbimby Teacher Education 

    EduCareDo (est 2002) www.educaredo.org: an international initiative offering distance education courses in the foundations of anthroposophy and related specialised fields. The lessons utilise readings, experiments, exercises and activities in an accessible and flexible format with tutors provided. Partner organisations use the lessons as the basis of training and mentorship programs.

    Courses (existing and new) in 2020:

    Foundations in Anthroposophy
    Biodynamic Agriculture and Nutrition
    Painting and Colour
    The Therapeutic Elements of the Waldorf Curriculum
    Transforming Society
    Inner Development
    Speech and Drama

    Classes Offered Teacher Education
    Address NSW
    Postal AddressPO Box 1064 Mullumbimby NSW 2482
    Phone02 8006 6847


  • Port Macquarie Steiner School

    Port Macquarie 2020 K-3 

    Port Macquarie Steiner school is located on the naturally beautiful mid-north coast, and is currently in its third year of operation. In 2020, we are offering classes from Kindergarten to Year 3, with plans to grow one year at a time until Class Six. We instil in our children a love of learning, and encourage them to take an active role in their education. As we establish ourselves here in Port Macquarie, we wish to enrich our community through a school based on the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner that is relevant and meaningful in today’s world.

    Classes Offered 2020 K-3
    Address 8 Table Street, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
    Postal AddressPO Box 485, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
    Phone0475 083 956


  • Sydney Rudolf Steiner College

    Sydney Teacher Education 

    In the heart of Sydney, Sydney Rudolf Steiner College offers NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority) accredited and other Professional Development programs for all Proficient level teachers in NSW.

    Our Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood teaching pathway is also acknowledged with IASWECE (International Association of Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education) and relevant Australia wide.

    Distance Rudolf Steiner education programs in Early Childhood, Primary and High School teaching are available for all Australian teachers and may be used for teacher identified Professional Development as may our Short Courses.

    NESA Provider Code P12410.

    For full details please consult our website: www.sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com

    Contact: admin@sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com

    Phone: (02) 9261 4001

    Classes Offered Teacher Education
    Address 307 Sussex Street Sydney NSW 2000
    Phone02 9261 4001


  • The Australian Association for Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Education Inc.


    The Australian Association for Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Education is working to promote healthy development for children and to establish places where children can live their childhood fully.

    Committee Contacts as of July 2018

    Office Bearers:


    Marilou Araullo: maraullo@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au  

    Treasurer, Public Officer, & IASWECE Representative

    Heather van Zyl: heathervanzyl7@gmail.com   

    Secretary and Membership Registrar

    Julie McVeigh: registrar.aarsece@gmail.com 

    Star Weavings Contact

    Connie Grawert: conniegrawert@optusnet.com.au 


    Regional Representatives:

    ACT/ Southern NSW

    Stephanie Gotlieb: lucienne.l@hotmail.com


    Marilou Araullo: maraullo@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au

    Nth NSW

    Julie McVeigh: registrar.aarsece@gmail.com

    South Australia:

    Brioni Pridham: bpridham@mtbarkerwaldorf.sa.edu.au

    Sydney Region

    Catherine Pilko crpilko@yahoo.com


    Chantal De Brauwere: chantaldebk@gmail.com


    Ambika Bone ambikangela@gmail.com

    Jane Evans: jltevans@gmail.com

    Western Australia

    Vacant position: contact the Secretary


    Classes Offered
    Address NSW


  • Warrah School

    Dural K-12 

    Warrah Specialist School offers a vibrant and individualised education program for students with moderate to severe disabilities. Our leading edge curriculum and program offers learning through active engagement with the environment, skill based learning and academic pursuit appropriate to the individual and his/her learning goals. Based on the educational and developmental principles of Rudolf Steiner we strive to bring to realisation the best in each student, providing a foundation for lifelong learning and development.

    Classes Offered K-12
    Address 20 Harris Road, Dural NSW 2158
    Postal AddressPO Box 357, Round Corner NSW 2158
    Phone(02) 9651 2411


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  • Benowa State High School

    Queensland 7, 8 & 9 

    The Waldorf Education Program at Benowa State High School provides a creative and academic way of learning to extend students in all subject areas. The program develops learning activities which are intellectually challenging, connected to the real world and are inclusive, participatory and socially critical. Waldorf Education at Benowa promotes the use of discussion, collaboration and democratic classroom practice where students are given space to articulate and problematise how knowledge is constructed.

    Classes Offered 7, 8 & 9
    Address Mediterranean Drive, Benowa QLD 4217
    Postal AddressPO Box 5733, Gold Coast Mail Centre QLD 9726
    Phone(07) 5582 7333
    Fax(07) 5582 7300


  • Goora Gan Steiner School

    Queensland P-6 

    Goora Gan Steiner School is nestled in bush land by the beach of stunning Agnes Water, Southern Great Barrier Reef. Brought to life by a team of passionate parents and community members, this pioneering school is accredited for P-6, has started with students in P-2 and is growing daily. We are so grateful to be offering such a beautiful, holistic education to the children of our community.

    Classes Offered P-6
    Address 71 Springs Road, Agnes Water QLD 4677
    Postal AddressPO Box 386 Agnes Water QLD 4677
    Phone07 4974 7734


  • Sophia Waldorf School

    Gold Coast Playgroup 

    Sophia Waldorf is a community owned Incorporated Association inspired by parents and community members who see the benefits of a Steiner school on the Gold Coast. Seeking support to initially rent to commence in 2020 or 2021. Our constitution ensures the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework and experienced and trained teachers.

    Classes Offered Playgroup
    Address Lower Beechmont QLD 4211


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  • Basket Range Primary School

    Basket Range F-3, 4 in 2019, 5 in 2020, 6 in 2021, 7 in 2022 

    Classes offered F-2

    Basket Range is a small Adelaide Hills school, surrounded by native bush, which looks out across valleys and hills. We boast a unique environment that provides a living world in which the children play, learn and grow. The ‘garden’, a gradual slope shaded by tall pines and eucalypts, is most often where the children play; climbing trees, building cubbies and marble runs, or counting tadpoles in the frog bog. 

     Our school is over 130 years old and we celebrate the relationships we have with past students and the local community and value their support in our reading, gardening construction, and music programs. Living in a time of rapid change and uncertainty, our students inherit a sense of stability and belonging created through meeting and working with our local elders and the history they bring with them.

    It is our community who welcomed and drove the initiative for a Steiner stream recognising compatibility in philosophy and values; service to others, appreciation of difference, care for the natural world, an education that produces strong, and adaptable individuals with the capability to imagine a better world. Through this we foresee the continuation of a strong and healthy community celebrating both the similarities and the differences of the two streams.

    Classes Offered F-3, 4 in 2019, 5 in 2020, 6 in 2021, 7 in 2022
    Address 16 Cramond Road, Basket Range SA 5138
    Postal Address16 Cramond Road, Basket Range SA 5138
    Phone(08) 8390 3466


  • She Oak Steiner School

    Port Lincoln Playgroup 

    The She-Oak Steiner School Initiative currently provides a playgroup for children 18 months to 5 years of age, located in a heritage-listed building that also provides learning opportunities for music and arts. The initiative has been brought to life by passionate parents and community members and endeavours to provide a school in the near future for students K and up.

    Classes Offered Playgroup
    Address House of Creative Learning, 6 Park Terrace SA 5606
    Postal AddressHouse of Creative Learning, 6 Park Terrace SA 5606
    Phone0427 220 028
    Fax08 8312 3063


  • Sheidow Park School

    Sheidow Park K-5, (6 in 2020) 

    Sheidow Park School is a warm and welcoming state school community in Adelaide’s southern suburbs. It has become the home of a thriving Steiner stream which has been growing strongly since its first Reception class in 2015. Now, in 2018, we comprise four classes with class teachers who are committed to bringing the Steiner Curriculum to the children in the fullest way. We are supported by the school in providing materials (for art, music, bookwork and craft work), aesthetic qualities in the classroom (furnishings and decorating) as well as nature play areas in the outdoor spaces. Steiner classes participate in the broader school’s Japanese language lessons and from class three join in with the Physical Education program. We value our sharing with mainstream classes and colleagues and the school is an interesting and dynamic educational community. The Steiner stream have built a vibrant cycle of festivals that bring each terms working to a colourful and rich culmination.

    Classes Offered K-5, (6 in 2020)
    Address 21-43 Adams Road SA 5158
    Postal Address21-43 Adams Road SA 5158
    Phone08 8381 8911


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  • Tamar Valley Steiner School

    Launceston K-6 

    The Tamar Valley Steiner School opened in 2016 and now provides a full primary school Kindergarten – Class 6. The school will nurture each child as an individual and encourage learning and play in nature. The Northern Tasmania Steiner Association is overseeing the school’s establishment.

    Classes Offered K-6
    Address 41 French Street, Launceston TAS 7520
    Postal Address41 French Street, Launceston TAS 7520
    Phone0438 917848


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  • Briar Hill Primary School

    Victoria P-6 

    Briar Hill Primary is a small, inclusive Prep to Six school offering a nurturing learning environment in the tranquil surrounds of permaculture gardens and natural spaces. Our programs, which have a strong Steiner influence, are inquiry-based and enhance children’s opportunities for authentic learning. The Briar Hill Primary School Community believes that holistic education entwines the gifts brought by the head, heart and hands. We aspire to create an educational environment that supports our students in a lifelong journey of self-development, discovery and growth. ​

    Classes Offered P-6
    Address 25 Gladstone Rd, Briar Hill VIC 3088
    Postal AddressPO Box 49, Briar Hill VIC 3088
    Phone03 9435 1633


  • Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar Teacher Training

    Melbourne Teacher Education 

    The Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar provides Professional Development programs for practicing teachers. The Seminar offers targeted, customised Professional Learning to meet individual Steiner School and Teacher needs, and also an annual program of Professional Development Days on themes such as curriculum development, pedagogy, and finding artistic inspiration. These PD days are Australian Professional Standards for Teachers certified.

    The Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar runs Professional Development days for Steiner Teachers throughout the year, which meet the standards of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.” See the full program of Professional Development courses  here.

    Classes Offered Teacher Education
    Address 37a Wellington Park Drive, Warranwood VIC 3134
    Postal Address37a Wellington Park Drive, Warranwood VIC 3134
    Phone(03) 9876 5199
    Fax(03) 9876 7984


  • Mornington Park Primary School

    Mornington K-6 

    Mornington Park Primary School is a small dual stream school with a total current enrolment of 220 students. Our Steiner cohort is attracted from all over the Peninsula with an enrolment of 130 across six classes. From 2017, we will be offering a straight class at each year level. A local Secondary College in Mt Eliza is offering a Steiner stream from 2017.

    Please contact the school for further information on 03 59754011 or email the principal directly at dadds.beverley.j@edumail.vic.gov.au


    Classes Offered K-6
    Address 40 Robertson Drive, Mornington VIC 3931
    Postal Address40 Robertson Drive, Mornington VIC 3931
    Phone(03) 5975 4011


  • Thornbury Primary School

    Victoria P- Class 6 

    Thornbury Primary School is a government primary school that offers an optional Steiner stream.  We are committed to Steiner education within the state system but cannot offer a purist Steiner curriculum.  We currently have composite classes across P-6.  We work with AusVELS and the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework.

    Classes Offered P- Class 6
    Address 16-22 Hutton Street, Thornbury VIC 3071
    Postal Address16-22 Hutton Street, Thornbury VIC 3071
    Phone(03) 9484 3254
    Fax(03) 9480 0718


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  • Forest House Waldorf School

    Hong Kong Class 1 - 4 

    Through the introduction of a Waldorf curriculum to Hong Kong, we aspire to improve education in Hong Kong by providing an alternative to traditional education and curriculum. The School offers an innovative and enlightened approach to education which aims to produce a new generation of competent and intellectual individuals who embody physical, mental and spiritual health and energy.

    Classes Offered Class 1 - 4
    Address Commercial Area, Floral Villas, 18 Tso Wo Road, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
    Country Hong Kong
    Postal AddressCommercial Area, Floral Villas, 18 Tso Wo Road, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
    Phone(852) 2792-6055