Castlemaine Steiner School & Kindergarten
Think Outside The School Box - An Education Rich In Discovery and Creativity
Your child is amazing. Your child is an individual. Why suffer through a classroom that stifles them? A Steiner education is rich in age-appropriate curriculum, with opportunities to play, create, think, imagine - the best environment for learning. Our staff truly nurture each child over many years, working to facilitate their creativity, curiosity, freedom of thinking and lifelong love of learning. More than just The Three R's, our students experience meaningful work in contributing to the daily tasks of the community, learning practical handiworks and delving into music, literature and history while other schools teach to the test. It really is a holistic education.
“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education.” ― Rudolf Steiner
Academic, Social & Emotional
When a child is able to interact with others of all ages, and to regulate their own emotions, they will be in a posture to learn. Our academic focus meets the requirements of the National Curriculum while helping students branch out into deep studies of science through botany, or history through culture. Our mentoring teachers guide the students to a better understanding of their own emotions, helping them act kindly to others and to themselves. When a student feels safe, understood and cherished, they can thrive.
All Ages Can Benefit
With a kinder program that truly befits the image of a "children's garden", small children can be nurtured and assisted in their learning with other eager young minds. Our school caters up to Class 8, and students can transition into the Steiner Stream at Castlemaine High School to continue their self-education in this holistic method.