Indigenous Scholarships

Launched in 2019, the Indigenous Scholarship program offers a fee-free Steiner education to local Aboriginal families. It was driven by the belief that the whole school community would benefit from an enhanced experience with Aboriginal culture. To date, through this program, 22 Aboriginal children have joined our School and are enjoying the benefits of small class sizes delivered in a nurturing and creative environment.

Helena River Steiner School is a new and growing school located in the heart of Midland, Western Australia. Our unique philosophy of education (Steiner Education) is an education model which embraces the future, serving the developmental needs of the whole child [head, heart and hands] through a focus on nature, music, art, the spirit world, and a strong emphasis on teaching through story telling.

We are currently seeking applications from families, and also connections with members of the Noongar community who would be interested in sharing a relationship to help shape our new School into a community with a strong and living respect for Aboriginal culture.

We believe in the compatibility of Steiner education for Aboriginal people and culture, and that our curriculum and philosophies will empower Aboriginal children and improve their future outcomes.

We believe our lives and school community will be enriched through a partnership with Indigenous people, culture and knowledge and we believe Aboriginal children’s lives will be enriched by their experience of Steiner education.

We acknowledge the cycle of disadvantage that the original people of Australia have experienced since colonisation.

We acknowledge that we meet and work on Whadjuk Nyoongar boodja and wish for our School to be representative of the community in which we work and live.


To enquire or apply for a full scholarship, available from Kindy 5 to High School, please contact us:


T: 08 9374 0230