The Orchard Waldorf School Ltd
Waldorf and its beginnings
The Orchard Waldorf School was borne from an interest to establish a school in which all children find their place in the community, develop a passion for learning, respect for their peers and a love for themselves. This will be accomplished within a School that aligns with the educational philosophies and methodologies drawn from the work of Rudolf Steiner.
The Board represents a strong core group who have experience in finance, educational administration, education, music and psychology and are well grounded in the philosophies of Rudolf Steiner.
The Orchard Waldorf School is a not-for-profit, independent school offering a non-sectarian, co-educational and non-denominational learning environment.
The School intends to provide an age appropriate education and developmental journey from the early years and Prep (and eventually) to Class 12. While we intend to start small and grow organically, we hope to incorporate a range of programs and community based activities from the start.
Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education, had been a private tutor and a lecturer on history at the Berlin Arbeiterbildungsschule an educational initiative for working class adults.
The first school based upon Steiner's ideas was opened in 1919 in response to a request by Emil Molt, the owner and Managing Director of the Waldorf-Astoria Cigarette Company in Stuttgart, Germany, to serve the children of employees of the factory.
Myths about Steiner / Waldorf
Is it true that Waldorf students are not taught to read until second grade?
Computers are never used and children will fail to learn about technology at a Waldorf school.
Would a child be at a disadvantage if he were transferred from a public school into a Waldorf school?
PO Box 748
Nerang Qld 4211
Waldorf education has been an important model of holistic education for almost a century. It is one of the very few forms of education that acknowledges the soul life of children and nurtures that life.