Nurturing children to thrive as free-thinking, compassionate human beings with the courage to create the future.
An abundant centre of learning, creativity and community, connected to the earth, the spirit and the journey of life.
We value truth, beauty and goodness. We value diversity, kindness and wonder. We value creativity, love and community. We value the natural world, history and our fellow human beings.
Why choose a Titirangi Rudolf Steiner education?
We are independent
As an independent private Steiner/Waldorf school our teachers have full freedom to teach according to the needs of their students.
The School works in an amazing environment
Our 29 hectares of native bush hosts Ngahere/bush kindergarten as well as many learning experiences for older students including biodynamic gardening, bush craft and building outdoor structures.
Your child’s teacher really knows them well
From Class 1 – 8, students have a class teacher that moves along with them. The teacher knows each child deeply and is able to work to support and challenge them.
The rhythm of the day supports learning
The day starts with a main lesson, the intellectual part of the day, in which children engage with the deep and progressive curriculum.
After morning tea, the focus shifts to rhythmical activities like music, handwork, or practising maths.
After lunch, more physical or outdoor activities take place like eurythmy, games, gardening and PE.
The curriculum supports emotional and social development
Each year the theme of the curriculum recognises and supports not only the intellectual development of the child, but the emotional and social stage they are at.
Children are nurtured to be comfortable in themselves and as part of a community.
The experiences are diverse
Children get to spend time in the bush, learning about plants or building a bridge. All classes are involved in gardening and cooking.
Throughout the curriculum there is a rich engagement with history and the cultures of the world.
Children experience a wide range of art, handwork and craft, gaining the skills and confidence to make things from scratch.
From Class 3, there are annual camps which create progressively more challenging formative experiences, building up to an overseas trip in Class 12.
We offer the Certificate of Steiner Education
We provide an alternative to NCEA for high school students – the Certificate of Steiner Education, a recognised university entrance qualification in New Zealand and around the world. This certificate allows our teenagers to be immersed in and assessed within the Steiner curriculum. It gives our graduates a point of difference in whatever field they choose. Steiner graduates are known to be articulate, creative thinkers.
Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School embraces and honours Aotearoa New Zealand’s bi-cultural heritage and considers all human beings to be free and equal in dignity and rights.
While acknowledging Rudolf Steiner’s work, Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School works out of an approach of equality and rejects strongly any inferences of racial prejudice. We are committed to being a cultural safe haven for all.
Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School upholds this position both as an individual school and as a member school of Steiner Education Aotearoa New Zealand whose curriculum guidelines state that:
The principles that are fundamental to Steiner/Waldorf education are that it is accessible to, and able to be adapted to, the needs of different ethnicities, cultures and religions. Curriculum content allows for the exploration of a wide variety of cultural traditions and world views. Steiner/Waldorf schools in Aotearoa New Zealand strive to imbue their curricula with the unique spirit and history of this land and its peoples.