Primary school music class

Primary School

The Primary School firstly respects the essential nature of childhood and the child's imagination. Our curriculum, the ACARA approved Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework (ASCF), balances the academic achievements, artistic experience and practical skills. In educating the head, heart and hands the curriculum addresses the whole human being, allowing students to experience - rather than simply receive information.

“With the intellect, nature is understood,” says Rudolf Steiner, “Only by artistic feeling is nature made a living experience.” The curriculum emphasises a love of nature. It also emphasises art as an educative force and values creativity as an integral part of human endeavour.

“If a child has been able to play, to give up their whole living being to the world around them, they will be able to, in the serious tasks of later life, devote themselves with confidence and power to the service of the world.” Rudolf Steiner

Art class

A multi-sensory approach

Main Lesson, which is an integrated, multi-sensory approach to a topic spanning 3 or 4 weeks, is designed to deepen, enrich and unify the child’s learning experience.

The topic is approached through a variety of means perhaps through stories, painting, recitation, a physical group project, or a game until the children have made some connection to it with every part of themselves. Literacy, numeracy, social studies (including contemporary geography, world history and nature studies) and science objectives are taught as main lesson topics.

woodwork class

Encouraging enthusiasm and love for learning

Our curriculum is based on the conviction that schooling does not stop with the passing of exams and that individuals who have learned at school to love learning, will develop the maturity, interest and enthusiasm to direct their own lives in the future.

Each class begins the school day with movement, gesture, recitation, singing and counting activities which strengthens the children for the day’s task.

Interdisciplinary approach

Interdisciplinary approach

Another core element of a Steiner/Waldorf Curriculum is an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning that moves from the whole to the part.

In practice, this means that when teaching one subject area, we try to link this to other curriculum areas where possible and remove any hard lines between disciplines.

Curriculum areas offered

  • Music

  • Art

  • Craft

  • Form drawing

  • Gardening

  • Italian

  • Maths

  • Technology

  • Speech

  • English

  • Science

  • PE and health

  • Drama

  • Studies of society and environment