Play is the child’s work. The first seven years of a child’s life are of utmost importance for developing the imaginative and creative capacities needed later in life. The Kindergarten is an environment where children play without formal academic learning and can freely develop within their own world.
A rich inner world, well-being and imagination, develops creative thinking and skill acquisition (without digital devices or National Standards) in the primary years. The blend of head heart hands learning, artistic richness and intellectual thought is our unique educational characteristic.
Students of the 21st century need an integration of intellectual excellence, passion, imagination, social competence and individual certainty. We offer a broad range of compulsory and elective subjects towards NCEA and Steiner Certificate qualifications with high levels of achievement.
Nau mai, Haere mai
We warmly invite you to learn more about our inspiring school.
Our curriculum provides a balanced, practical, active, and artistic education addressing head, hands, and heart – the intellectual, the social and the practical aspects of learning.
Our school is committed to ‘whole person’ education, quality teaching and learning, and spiritual wellbeing. We offer an individualised and integrated educational pathway for all learners from kindergarten through to year 13 (Class 12).
Quite simply, our approach is unhurried and endowed with beauty, truth, and goodness.
We consider enrolments at all stages of a learner’s education journey.
To find out more about our marvellous school please get in touch.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Ngā mihi mō tō manaakitanga mai nā,
Caroline Gray, Tumuaki
Tēnā koutou katoa, Before Term 2 starts the Board of Trustees wanted to update the community regarding a number of health and safety issues. Our intention is to support the day-to-day management of the school and to ensure transparency in communication with our community. The purpose of this email is to identify: how the school will run under COVID ORANGE (we have attched our risk assessment document)changes to pick ups and drop offs at the start and end of the school daythat we no longer allow dogs on site. School operations at COVID ORANGE: In consultation with staff and parents of vulnerable students we have developed a risk assessment document to ensure a consistent approach to our on-site response within the COVID Protection Framework. The board has acted on instructions from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and WorkSafe NZ. The front page of the risk assessment document will give you an understanding of relevant information we sourced, and definitions we have used. At Orange we: expect staff, visitors, and volunteers interacting with students and staff to wear masks when indoors (except when eating and drinking)strongly encourage masks to be worn by students in Class 3 (Years 4) and…Read More
We believe in order, a rhythmic balance of concentration and activity, in clear thinking and creativity that arises from a culture of structured whole person learning.
IS OUR SCHOOL A GOOD FIT FOR YOUR FAMILY?
Steiner schools provide a unique educational opportunity. In educating students with a balance of cognitive knowledge, creative feeling and experiential learning we promote a system of learning that engages all aspects of their lives. This balance is filled with a world of imagination, wonder and reverence for the spirit that lives within every child. Our inner lives and external achievements are part of the interweaving of the physical and spiritual lives that we hold as a cornerstone of what it is to be truly human.
The aims of a Steiner education are to assist young adults to be confident, to be able to effectively engage in the world, have a sensitivity in interrelationships and be guided by their heart as much as their head.
The Foundations of Humanity—Goodness, Beauty, Truth—later grow into Morality, Creativity, Wisdom.— Plato
Students in our school come from all areas of Christchurch. We are a co-educational school from kindergarten to year 13. There is an average of 30 students per class in the primary school and 25 in the high school and we operate with one class per age group. This means we are a small family sized school where individual needs and achievements are met recognised and celebrated.