“The heart of the Waldorf method is that education is an art, it must speak to the child’s experience. To educate the whole child, his heart and his will must be reached, as well as the mind.” – Rudolf Steiner
On 18 November 2020, Education Minister
, Sue Ellery, gave us a great gift. After 12 months of planning, lobbying and a lengthy application process, approval was granted for Helena River Steiner School to add a high school to our educational offering.
This was – and still is – an important milestone in our young school’s evolution. It allows us to provide a full-service Steiner education pathway, commencing with playgroup in the early years through to a student’s high school graduation. It is only the second Steiner high school in Perth and the first for the metropolitan area’s north-eastern suburbs.
The importance of this milestone
Our first Helena River Steiner School students were due to graduate year 6 at the end of 2020 and were seeking high school placements. The preferred option for our students, parents and the wider Helena River school community is to allow our children to continue their educational journey close to home because it would provide a familiar environment, with familiar faces. We are delighted to be able to provide this continuity for the children.
Our high school – the early years
The school’s first High School students will commence their middle school education experience in Term 1 of 2021. Children born in 2008 will be able to commence year 7 of their secondary education within a nurturing school community, with small class sizes and personalised attention.
Learn more about our High School
We invite you to visit the high school information page to read more about our plans. You will find information on the Steiner middle school curriculum, through to some answers from frequently asked questions. Visit our high school page on our website to access these informative resources.
Enrol for a middle school education with heart
Enrolments are now open for children heading into the twelfth and thirteenth years. Download and complete this application form to secure a heartfelt education for your child.