Due to extreme fire conditions Casuarina remains closed on Wednesday, 13th November

Welcome to Casuarina Steiner School

“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

Elsbeth Haenggi

A Warm Welcome From The Principal

Welcome to our website. I am Elsbeth Haenggi, principal of Casuarina Steiner School, and I am excited that you have found us!

On this website you will find a lot of hopefully helpful information. If what our school has to offer meets your interest and expectations I would love to make time to meet you in person, take you on a tour of our school and give you the opportunity to ask all your questions about our school, our approach to teaching and learning, student achievement and any other questions you may still have.

The education of your child is most important, so please come and find out more.

I look forward to meeting you and your family.

Elsbeth Haenggi

Next Principals Tour: To Be Announced . . .

Casuarina Steiner School offers a unique education

Situated on the sub-tropical Mid-North Coast, on the edge of beautiful bush land in the beachside city of Coffs Harbour, Casuarina Steiner School offers a unique education for girls and boys aged from 12 months to 12 years.

Casuarina Steiner School provides an education that is based on a balanced approach to learning. Alongside a very high standard of academic education, our curriculum places great importance on educating the head, heart and hands, thereby educating the whole person intellectually, artistically, socially and morally, so as to develop each student’s innate self-discipline and strength of body and will. Our next generation will need to be effective problem solvers, be adventurous to thrive in a changing world, strong to face the moral and ethical challenges that lie ahead and creative to bring out the beauty in the world and in themselves.

Based on the Steiner principles, we offer a nurturing environment to address the changing needs and capabilities of children at each stage of their development. Our methods of teaching ensure deep and rounded learning.

We believe that:

  • Education is a journey, not a race
  • Play is the serious work of early childhood
  • Learning takes place with hands, heart and head
  • By protecting the right to childhood we are creating abilities for life

Our School

Casuarina Steiner School provides an education that is based on a balanced approach to learning. Alongside a very high standard of academic education, our curriculum places great importance on educating the head, heart and hands, thereby educating the whole person intellectually, artistically, socially and morally, so as to develop each student’s innate self-discipline and strength of body and will. Our next generation will need to be effective problem solvers, be adventurous to thrive in a changing world, strong to face the moral and ethical challenges that lie ahead and creative to bring out the beauty in the world and in themselves.

The Early Years

Early childhood education is commonly seen as covering the years from birth to seven years of age. At Casuarina Steiner School we offer three early years programs: Parent & Child Group which aims to provide a safe place of support, friendship, and community for parents, and a nourishing environment with role models worthy of imitation for the children; Peach Blossom for the pre-kindergarten year, serving as a gradual and gentle transition into school life; and an actively engaging Kindergarten program which readies children for their formal academic education.

Primary School

The years of primary school are the time to work from and nurture imagination. Curriculum content, cognitive and emotional development and skill building are approached through pictorial and imaginative representation. Hands on experiences, storytelling, creative writing, visual arts, music, drama and movement all contribute to the development of imaginative capacities. These imaginative capacities are the foundations for students to engage with academic material, for future complex problem solving, innovation and creativity.

Casuarina Steiner School Newsflash . . .

Friday 15th November – Main Lesson Sharing, Everyone Is welcome . . . Friday 29th November – Twilight Market . . . Sunday 1st November – Casuarina will have an information stall at the Harbourside Market . . . Tuesday 9th December – End of Year Advent Play in the Kindergarten

An impression of Casuarina Steiner School

Visit us and you will begin to see what makes Casuarina Steiner School different from all other schools. You will start to see and feel all the reasons to choose a Steiner education when you meet our talented and dedicated teachers, talk to our active and involved parent community, and meet our wonderful students. We can’t wait to welcome you!

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