Welcome to Golden Hill Steiner School

Golden Hill Steiner School offers an holistic program of learning, which integrates academic, artistic, social and spiritual aspects into an educational pathway designed to foster –

  • individual capability
  • confident participation and
  • a life-long love of learning

We are a non-denominational school, guided and supported by the Steiner Education of Australia (SEA), to create a developmentally appropriate approach to curriculum, resources, and teaching practice.

Purpose

We seek to nurture and guide your child’s potential to become a successful life-long learner; a confident and creative individual, and an active, informed and responsible participant in their community.  Our educational program is fully integrated in its approach.  Literacy, numeracy, and creativity are all linked within the curriculum.  Our aim is to instil your child with a heartfelt desire to participate, to strive and to learn.  A varied program of educational activity is consciously planned, and reflexively implemented, to keep your children engaged, nourished and inspired during these golden years of childhood.

Substance

A Steiner child’s educational pathway is based on a deep understanding of human development.  Each stage of their learning has been designed to reflect and enhance their natural developmental progress.  Until the age of seven, we consider self-directed play to be an essential foundation for the later development of intellectual thinking.  From seven until fourteen, stronger intellectual capacities begin to manifest, but not fully.  It is important at this stage to engage and develop the child’s learning, maintaining a strong emphasis on imaginative, artistic and physical activity.

Content

Our rich and purposeful curriculum is designed, at every stage, to nurture confidence and proficiency in academic, artistic and physical pursuits.  The foundations are laid in kindergarten, through the spacious provision of imaginative play and problem-solving opportunities.  The focus is on a teaching of natural rhythm and oral language and the developing of manual dexterity through handcraft.  Young children learn through the imitation of their teacher.

This changes at age seven when they are ready for formal learning.  Through primary school, your child’s thinking and intellectual capabilities begin to develop.  We support this through a curriculum of numeracy, literacy, geometry, foreign language, science, nature study, ancient history, music, geography woodwork and biodynamic gardening.

Term Dates

2021 Term 1 - Mon 1 February - Thur 1 April

2021 Term 2 - Mon 19 April - Fri 25 June

2021 Term 3 - Mon 19 July - Thur 23 September

2021 Term 4 - Mon 11 October - Thur 16 December

Quote of the week

“The more one judges, the less one loves.”

~ Honore de Balzac