Currently our roll is at capacity and we will have availability for new children to begin their ECE journey with us in April 2018. It's best to arrange a visit to our kindergarten for a tour where you'll be able to complete an enrollment form to join our waiting list.
If you are interested in learning more about our special character and enrolling your child, please contact the kindergarten 07 3788042 to arrange a time to visit or join us for our next Info Evening on Thursday 31st August, 7.30pm.
A Simplicity Parenting group began in May 2017, facilitated by Traceylee over 7 gatherings. This wonderful opportunity to join together as a group and learn about how using the extraordinary power of less helps to raise calmer, happier and more secure kids is supporting parents in their role. Get in touch with us if you'd like to know more about the next series that will begin in October 2017. Contact details are on our website, or give us a call, 07 378 8042.
Our Kindergarten - an info evening
Wednesday 25th October 2017, 7.30pm and information evening for anyone interested in learning about our kindergarten and the Waldorf approach to educating the young child. All welcome. Please email or call the office 07 378 8042 to let us know you're interested in coming along.
A possible steiner school
We had 32 parents join us, keen to explore the foundation of a Steiner school in Taupo on Tuesday 5th September. It was inspiring! We'll host another meeting before the end of 2017 to share more about what this journey looks like. Contact Traceylee in the kindergarten if you'd like to know more.
Steiner/Waldorf schools are responsive to the wider cultural, social and political contexts in which they are located in Aotearoa New Zealand in the 21st century. Our schools embrace and honour Aotearoa New Zealand’s bi-cultural heritage and consider all human beings to be free and equal in dignity and rights.
The Steiner Federation acknowledges Rudolf Steiner’s work. The Steiner school movement in Aotearoa New Zealand works out of an approach of equity and rejects strongly any historical statements from which inferences of racial prejudice may be made. Steiner/Waldorf schools and teacher training centres are culturally safe havens for all.
The Federation of Rudolf Steiner Waldorf Schools in New Zealand’s 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."
Through our passion for an unhurried approach to childhood, we will provide a safe and secure environment that is homely, nurturing and sustainable.
We will respect that each stage of a child’s development has unique qualities and that these should be fully experienced before embarking on the next stage of education.
“Receive the child in reverence
Educate him in Love
Let him go forth in Freedom”
Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925)
Children in our community have an early childhood education based on Rudolf Steiner early childhood philosophies.
A haven where they can experience an unhurried childhood in a natural homelike environment.
An environment that supports our families, our community and builds the foundation of who our children will be come as adults, our future community and the future of our environment.
Our most recent ERO report can be viewed here.