The Basis of Steiner Education
Rudolf Steiner or Waldorf Education is the largest non-denominational independent school movement in the world, with over 1000 schools and kindergartens established in 6 continents. There are 25 Steiner Early Childhood Centres in New Zealand;
The first Steiner school was established in 1919 in Stuttgart, Germany. Steiner (Waldorf) education is a unique approach to learning and child development that is based on the educational philosophies of Rudolf Steiner, (1861 – 1925), a teacher, philosopher, scientist, artist and architect.
Oromahoe Kindergarten is the only Steiner Kindergarten north of Auckland and is affiliated with the Federation of Rudolf Steiner Waldorf Schools in New Zealand.
“The principles that are fundamental to Steiner/Waldorf education are that it is accessible to, and able to be adapted to, the needs of different ethnicities, cultures and religions. Curriculum content allows for the exploration of a wide variety of cultural traditions and world views. Steiner/Waldorf schools in Aotearoa New Zealand strive to imbue their curricula with the unique spirit and history of this land and its peoples.”
- (The Federation of Rudolf Steiner Waldorf Schools in New Zealand’s Curriculum Guidelines)