Steiner past and present

Rudolf Steiner was an Austrian-born scientist, philosopher, artist, and educator.

Portrait of Rudolf Steiner

Waldorf Education

The first school founded by Steiner was opened in 1919 in Stuttgart, Germany. Most of the 175 students were children of workers at the Waldorf-Astoria cigarette factory and the name ‘Waldorf’ became the description for a new way of schooling the head, hands and heart.

Interest in Waldorf education spread rapidly throughout Europe and then the rest of the world.

Studies conducted in Europe and America have shown Steiner-school graduates to be highly adaptable, confident and productive members of society. In Germany, eligibility for tertiary institutions was around 3 times higher for Waldorf graduates than other graduates; and twice that again for students who had passed their entire scholastic life within the Waldorf movement (Bonn Department of Education, Der Spiegel, 1981.)

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After leaving his position of head of the Theosophical Society in Germany, Steiner established the Anthroposophical Society in 1913. Anthroposophy or ‘Spiritual Science’ sought to convey knowledge of the true nature of the human being and was born from Steiner’s belief in our spirituality.

Today, anthroposophists are putting Steiner’s ideas into practice in education, agriculture, medicine and many other fields.

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The Future

Our strong governance and the stewardship of Steiner Education Australia (SEA) bodes well for the future.

Recent Blog Posts


Ruth Chambers-Hall - Monday, July 08, 2019

Our 2019 Children's Festival will be held on Sunday 15th September - we hope you can join us for another brilliant day! 
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Ruth Chambers-Hall - Monday, April 30, 2018

In 2018, our annual Festival will be held on Sunday 19th August. 
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Ruth Chambers-Hall - Thursday, February 09, 2017

Sunday 27 August 2017
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Ruth Chambers-Hall - Thursday, August 11, 2016

Pengari Festival   
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Class 12 Project Presentations

Ruth Chambers-Hall - Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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Bark Art Repairs

Ruth Chambers-Hall - Friday, March 06, 2015

Members of the Art in Bark Association recently visited the school to make small repairs to the biggest bark picture in the world in readiness for the picture’s unveiling in its new home later this month.  
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Stories PLUS Art EQUAL Healing

Ruth Chambers-Hall - Sunday, February 22, 2015

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Bark Art at Noosa Pengari

Ruth Chambers-Hall - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Ruth Chambers-Hall - Thursday, November 13, 2014
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SPECIAL EVENT - "Listen" Book Launch

Ruth Chambers-Hall - Thursday, October 23, 2014

Noosa Pengari Steiner School is very proud to announce the official launch of "Listen", compiled and illustrated by Keturah Tracey's as the culmination of her Class 12 Independent Research Project in 2012. This special event will be held on Monday 27th October, 3.30pm - 4.30pm, in the school hall.  
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