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The primary years in a Steiner school are a shared journey. Children keep the same teacher from Class 1 to Class 6 in order to develop a strong and caring relationship and to allow the teacher to 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.
In 2023 we have a Class 1, a composite Class 2/3, a Class 4 and a composite Class 5/6. Our goal is to become single stream in future years.