Who are we:
We are a group of inspired and passionate Alice Springs Central Australian parents, determined to provide an excellent Steiner (Waldorf) secondary education opportunity for our children and our community.
We have named ourselves the ‘Alice Springs Steiner High School Action Group’. The aim of our group is to explore every possible avenue to provide a Steiner education from class 9 in 2021, and extending to class 12 in the coming years.
The majority of our children have been educated for more than ten years at The Alice Springs Steiner School, which currently provides early years programs including playgroup and kindergarten through to class 8.
On April 8th of this year (2020) we were told that the Alice Springs Steiner school were no longer able to continue the high school education as promised. The plan was for them to increase one year level each year until these children completed year 12 in 2024. However, due to unexpected financial circumstances they can no longer progress as planned beyond class 8 until further notice.
The aim of this page is to raise funds to finance a learning venue, teachers and transport for class 9, 2021 And beyond.
As a group of dedicated parents, we have approached many established Steiner secondary schools and we have already gained the commitment of a strong team of educators across the country who are prepared to support our endeavours through teaching our students (on a fly in fly out basis) and providing mentorship and professional development opportunities for our local teachers.
Our group’s initiative has also inspired the development of a ‘National Classroom’ to support and renew Steiner secondary education across Australia.
What we know:
*Steiner education is a holistic education which seeks to nurture the intellectual, physical and spiritual aspects of every student. It develops capable, creative, compassionate, resilient, adaptable and confident people.
*Steiner education supports students to be the ‘best version of themselves,’ to feel empowered to build their own future and to make positive and creative contributions to the world.
*The provision of a rich and authentic Steiner Secondary education for our children and the Alice Springs community, with the support of local, national and international educators.
*The establishment of a Steiner Secondary School in Alice Springs which is at the heart of an Australian network working to renew and deepen the Steiner Secondary education movement.
We thank you humbly and sincerely for your contribution and support to make our evolving vision a reality in Central Australia, around the country and ultimately, the world.
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