The Christchurch 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 – be it as “Proprietors Trust Contribution” for the school, or the “Kindergarten Optional Fee” – the Proprietors are able to maintain and improve the Steiner experience of our children, particularly the special character and the physical environment.
The Proprietor meets monthly to perform role of guardian of the special character in the school.
The meetings are held at the school 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 7.30pm and are open to the public.
The agenda is available from the school office.
Members of the Proprietor
Alan Cummins (chairperson) – a teacher in Technology,
David Chivers – a parent with children in Upper school,
Justin Barton – a parent with children in Lower school,
Stephen Proctor – a parent of a student in the Upper school
Frances Ritchie – a teacher at Kindergarten,
John Suggate – a teacher at Upper school,
Martin Gastinger – a former Upper school teacher