“The need for imagination, a sense of truth and a feeling of responsibility – these are the three forces which are the very nerve of education.” – Rudolf Steiner
At the Central Coast Rudolf Steiner Primary School, the individual is celebrated within a strong, supportive community. Our teachers are fully qualified and dedicated to nurturing a genuine love of learning in each child. Each class has a teacher who stays with that class from class one until the end of class seven, comprehensively tracking the learning needs of each individual. Regular communication with parents ensures that clear feedback on the child’s holistic development informs every decision. Class teachers are supported by specialist language, arts, PE, library and music teachers. Specialist music teachers from the Central Coast Conservatorium deliver components of our music curriculum.
Our approach to learning is one that avoids comparison, standardisation and competition. Instead, we celebrate individual strengths and diversity.
The curriculum balances academic achievement, artistic experience and practical skills- the head, heart and hand. An inquiring, discovery-based style of learning encourages active critical thinking for life. The imagination of the students is fired through our artistic approach to all facets of learning. The will of the child is actively engaged in purposeful and practical experiences, involving problem-solving and teamwork. We nurture the moral development of the child by instilling a sense of reverence and gratitude for all life.
Our outdoor education program is fun, adventurous and increasingly challenging as the child develops. Recent highlights have included the Class 4 zoo snooze, class 5 Hatter’s Cave sleepout and Class 6 Milson’s Island Camp.