Philosophy

Our highest endeavour is to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction in their lives.” Rudolf Steiner.

Learning in our school relates to the child’s chronological, intellectual, cognitive and social development through the three early phases of life.

preschool sand play

Teaching

Our preschool creates a wonderfully nurturing environment. That philosophy continues into the primary school where the emphasis is on relationship building. The Class teacher conducts main lessons and assisted by specialists in some subjects.

class studying

The 3 R's

Children start to learn to read, write and do arithmetic from Class One, in an artistic stress-free manner. Steiner believed the young child was not ready for intense academic work. More recent studies indicate that premature intellectual activity actually hinders children from reaching their full potential. Their brains have to adapt to do the work because the part of the brain best suited for it simply isn’t ready.

hand made map

Technology

Computers are introduced in High School and there is no use of television within the curriculum. Families are discouraged from using computers, playing video games or watching television at home. There is a strong body of evidence that links attention, learning and behavioural problems in children to screen based entertainment.

student work about medieval art

Religion

The curriculum respectfully deals with all the major religious and cultural traditions. We celebrate the changes of season with festivals designed to appreciate the universal aspects of human experience rather than something narrowly defined by one of the faiths.

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PENGARI FESTIVAL 2017

Ruth Chambers-Hall - Thursday, February 09, 2017

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Class 12 Project Presentations

Ruth Chambers-Hall - Wednesday, October 28, 2015

 
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Bark Art Repairs

Ruth Chambers-Hall - Friday, March 06, 2015

Members of the Art in Bark Association recently visited the school to make small repairs to the biggest bark picture in the world in readiness for the picture’s unveiling in its new home later this month.  
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Stories PLUS Art EQUAL Healing

Ruth Chambers-Hall - Sunday, February 22, 2015

  
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Bark Art at Noosa Pengari

Ruth Chambers-Hall - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

  
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ADVENT FESTIVAL 2014

Ruth Chambers-Hall - Thursday, November 13, 2014
 
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SPECIAL EVENT - "Listen" Book Launch

Ruth Chambers-Hall - Thursday, October 23, 2014

Noosa Pengari Steiner School is very proud to announce the official launch of "Listen", compiled and illustrated by Keturah Tracey's as the culmination of her Class 12 Independent Research Project in 2012. This special event will be held on Monday 27th October, 3.30pm - 4.30pm, in the school hall.  
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CHILDRENS FESTIVAL 2014

Ruth Chambers-Hall - Friday, August 01, 2014
 
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Class 3 Inside and Out

Ruth Chambers-Hall - Thursday, July 03, 2014

For creativity capability and resilience Steiner schools work - an article written by Tao Bak, Educational Developer at Victoria University. 
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