The Christchurch Rudolf Steiner School Trust, also called “the Proprietor” is Guardian of the school's special character through the integration agreement with the Ministry of Education,  and legal owner of the School and Kindergarten site and buildings. In this function it maintains and develops the physical environment of the School and Kindergarten.

The Proprietor is a registered charitable trust established with the integration of the school in 1989. The Trust is a voluntary group and meets monthly. Members are co-opted and are generally people committed to Rudolf Steiner education and its anthroposophical background.

Thanks to the special character donation, the Proprietor are able to maintain and improve the Steiner experience of our children, particularly the special character and the physical environment.

Please find Graphs here to show how the school uses Attendance Dues, Kindergarten Fees and Proprietors Trust Contribution in 2018


The Proprietor meets monthly to perform role of guardian of the special character in the school.

The meetings are held at Te Ara Sophia on the second Monday of each month except January. If this meeting time falls during a holiday period it is normally held on the next school Monday.

The meetings are held at 7.00pm.

The agenda is available from the school office.

2024 Members

Justin Barton – a parent with children in Upper School

Rachel Conway – a parent with children in Kindergarten and Lower School

Alan Cummins (chairperson) – a former Upper School teacher

Martin Gastinger – a former Upper School teacher

István Martinka – a parent with a child in Upper School

Carlene O'Brien – a parent with children in Lower School

Akiko Sasanuma - a parent with a child in Upper School

Find out more about the Proprietor in the booklet below

Read our booklet following the Proprietor purchase of 275 Fifield Terrace in 2021

To find out more and to be a part of our future contact Rachel Conway - development@ch.steiner.school.nz


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