Welcome to Shearwater the Mullumbimby Steiner School
Our school is nestled among the green hills of the Byron Shire hinterland, 3.5 km from ‘the biggest little town in Australia‘: Mullumbimby, New South Wales. It is situated in Arakwal Country, a part of the Bundjalung Nation, and we pay our respects to the traditional custodial owners, both past and present, as well as to the elemental and spiritual beings that cohabit this place.
I place myself steadfastly into existence.
With certainty I tread the path of life.
Love I cherish in the core of my being,
Hope I place in all my doing,
Confidence in my thinking.
These Five give me strength.
High School Information Night ~ Why choose a Steiner education for your child?
Wednesday 22 May, 6:30
For students entering Yr 7 in 2014.
A general introduction to secondary education at Shearwater, and why Year 7 is considered the transition year between Primary and High School.
Teachers will explain the learning program and Class Guardian/pastoral care roles, and students will give their perspective on the learning environment at Shearwater.
This evening is for students currently attending Shearwater in Class 6, and their parents, and any families considering Shearwater for their son or daughter’s education for Year 7 in 2014.
Bookings essential for families with students not currently enrolled.
Shearwater’s AGM Wednesday 29 May, 2013 at 7.30pm.
Parents of students at Shearwater are eligible to be admitted as an ordinary member of the company and once an application form is approved by the Board you can exercise your right to vote to elect members to the Board of Directors. Members can also nominate to become directors and if elected can sit on the Board of Directors. In this way you may be able to utilise your expertise on behalf of the school and fill a place that will benefit the school and its wider community.
If you are unsure whether you are a registered member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will verify your status. Please seek clarification before 6 May, 2013 to ensure your membership’s validity ahead of the AGM.
If you are unable to attend the AGM, you can still vote by completing an authorised proxy form. These are available from the office.
WHY STEINER EDUCATION WORKS
The Gift of Learning
The Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship commissioned ITN to make this short film to look at some of the key features of a Steiner School including:
- how Steiner Schools nurture spiritual development in keeping with the cultural setting of the school and without being tied to a particular faith;
- the emphasis on doing to complement academic learning;
- how the absence of testing in the younger years nurtures enthusiasm for learning;
- the importance of quietness and contemplation as part of the school day.