Primary School Helena River Steiner School
Primary School Helena River Steiner School


The primary years in a Steiner school are a shared journey. Children keep the same teacher from Class 1—Class 6 so as to develop a strong and caring relationship and build upon each child’s known strengths every year. There are very few discipline issues as the teacher knows the children so well and a bond of affection and sense of responsibility to the group forms.

The curriculum is based on the developmental needs and stages of the child year by year, so that the right topics are brought at the right time to fully engage the curiosity and striving of the child. Steiner/Waldorf education is inherently steeped in the Arts, so that children often learn their core subjects through the artistic mediums of music, painting, crafts, woodwork and drama. Classes are small and children develop a sense of community service which starts with the care of their own school environment and works its way through to their place in the wider world.

We currently have three composite primary classes: Lower Primary (Class 1/2), Middle Primary (Class 3/4) and Upper Primary (Class 5/6).

As the school grows, eventually we will have single stream classes.