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“Developing creative young people with a passion for life-long learning,
an understanding of the unique contribution they can make to the world
and a holistic sense of care for the environment and people.”
Casuarina Steiner School’s vision statement

Natasha Newman – Dux of Coffs Harbour Senior College – About Our School

Tarni & Moala – About Our School

What our students and parents say . . .

Hear from students & parents about their own experiences about studying at Casuarina Steiner School.

Our School Prospectus

The vision of Casuarina School is to nurture the children in the spiritual, artistic and intellectual environment of Rudolf Steiner Education.
We endeavour to educate head, heart and hands in every child so that a harmony in all three may be achieved as the foundation for balanced and free human beings.
The children are encouraged to be innovative and are guided towards self responsibility while being mindful of the rights of others.

The Enrolment Process

The first stage of the enrollment process is to contact Casuarina with your family’s details. This can either be done by phone (02) 6651 2770, email or via our online contact form.

Please read our Casuarina Steiner School Prospectus. If you can’t download the prospectus, please contact the school and we will post you a copy.

Book into a school tour or an interview with our school principal. This session will inform you about the education Casuarina School offers and provides the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. It’s a good idea for both parents/carers to attend this session and if you want to bring your child/children that’s a good idea also. You will see the classes in operation and probably see the students at play.

As soon as the Enrolment Application along with supporting documents has been received, you will be booked into an interview with the prospective class teacher for each child. At the interview, the class teacher will explore your child’s development to the present time and the capacity to meet your child’s needs.

The teacher will then advise if there is a place for your child and negotiate a starting date that suits everyone best.

On payment of the Enrolment Fee your child is ready to start at our school. He or she will be provided all necessary class materials (at no additional cost, except for any musical instruments).

Waiting List

The school maintains waiting lists when either the child is too young to be assessed for enrollment or the relevant class has no vacancies.

An $80 per child non-refundable fee will apply for placement on the waiting list. This does not entitle the child to enrollment.
Assessment of the enrollment must still occur when the child is of age or a place becomes available.

School Fees

Fees and charges are reviewed by the Board annually.

Bursaries

Our love, reverence, and respect for childhood is reflected in our collegial community of teachers; a diverse mix of seasoned professionals and those who are relatively new to teaching in a Steiner setting.

Currently we have no vacancies at Casuarina, but please continue to check back from time to time in case an opportunity arises.

School Employment

Our love, reverence, and respect for childhood is reflected in our collegial community of teachers; a diverse mix of seasoned professionals and those who are relatively new to teaching in a Steiner setting.

Expressions of Interest – Casual Teaching 2022

Casual teachers for 2022
Casuarina Steiner School is seeking expressions of interest for Casual Teachers for 2022.

We are looking for enthusiastic, inspired and professional teachers who would like to be considered for casual work in 2022 at our school. This is an opportunity to learn more about Steiner Education and to work flexibly. Casual work may be available in all classes and there is an opportunity for supporting our school camps.

The applicant will find a committed and engaged team in a caring and supportive work environment and will bring to the position an interest in Steiner education and a commitment to the ethos and values of our school.

Casuarina School is a warm and vibrant community which currently has 125 children from K to Year 6. It is located in the sub-tropical city of Coffs Harbour, amidst the beaches, rivers, forests and mountains of the beautiful Mid North Coast of New South Wales. Casuarina School offers a non-denominational, co- educational program, which welcomes and supports all children whose parents are seeking a Steiner education for their child/ren. For further information about our School please see our website www.casuarina.nsw.edu.au

If you have a passion for teaching, an openness and desire to learn about Rudolph Steiner’s picture of child development and a love of children, we warmly invite you to look at the INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS.

Please note that all applicants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

You can find further information about the foundations of our pedagogy on www.steinereducation.edu.au.

Expressions of interest are appreciated by 15 December 2021

For further information please contact the Principal.
Elsbeth Haenggi on 02-66512770.

Please forward your application to:
Elsbeth Haenggi, Casuarina Steiner School, PO Box 1415, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 or principal@casuarina.nsw.edu.au

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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