Welcome to Samford Valley Steiner School

A living education for social renewal

Samford Valley Steiner School offers an inspiring and comprehensive education for children from Pre-Prep through to Year 12 in high school. Our school is located on 20 acres of leafy, natural bushland, in the semi-rural Samford Valley. This picturesque destination is approximately 24km/35 minutes drive from Brisbane, in South East Queensland, Australia.

Shared by the fastest growing independent school movement in the world, our curriculum is based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner. The education aims to give each new generation an education entirely free from partisan political, economic, sectarian or racial influences. From the earliest years, throughout the child’s education right up to high school graduation, our curriculum is integrated to fully prepare each child for adulthood. We recognise that each child is unique and through focusing on enhancing each individual child’s attributes and sensitively addressing their challenges we strive to develop unprejudiced, well-informed, confident and creative young people who are valuable and practical contributors to society.

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It is with great enthusiasm that the Boards of Brisbane Waldorf School and Samford Valley Steiner School wish to announce our agreement to work together towards establishing a second campus of SVSS to create more access to Steiner Education in the Brisbane region.
Samford Valley Steiner School, governed by Rudolf Steiner Education Group Brisbane Inc, has significant waiting lists for enrolments, particularly in the lower classes.  Managing this waiting list is a current key consideration for the Board. In addition, there is an expected increase over time in the demand for places within the Steiner Education context in the Brisbane area. Providing the opportunity for a greater number of families to access Steiner Education is one of the key areas of focus within the School’s vision and Strategic Plan. We will be hosting an information evening from 7pm on Tuesday 26th of April at Hamilton Hall, corner of Rossiter Parade and Racecourse Rd, Hamilton, to share with the community our vision for the second campus and the progress that has been made to date towards bringing this vision to fruition in 2017.  

Autumn Festival Celebrations 

HS Choir 2 DSC09470The Autumn Michael Festival at SVSS sees the whole school working together, singing, acting, reciting, making music, making stars, painting St Michael and the Dragon: a strong sense of united community active across the whole school. When the music making is brought together like this it is possible for anyone present to sense a unified community power, among both children and adults alike. In the spirit of engaging with the harvest and showing gratitude for the abundance we have, it is customary for the school community to donate, at this time, a collection of perishable and non-perishable foods to a charity. As part of our connecting with wider communities, sharing and helping of the less fortunate, this donated food will be delivered to Communify.

New School Camp Enlivens Music Program
A new initiative saw 89 students gather at Baden Powell Scout Park on 8-9 March for a combined schools Music Camp. Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) hosted the event for classes 6, 7 and 8 students from Noosa Pengari Steiner School and Rainbow Ridge Steiner School in northern NSW, as well as SVSS students.Music camp violins

The camp offered a full program of choral and instrumental ensemble music making over the three days, as well as elective sessions for students to get an experience of an instrument they might not normally play. “We aim to provide our students with a dynamic instrumental and choral program that gives them a solid musical foundation as well as emphasising the social nature of music making,” says Pep Wright, Samford Valley Steiner School’s Director.
“Our ideal goal is that each and every student leaves our school with an experience of him or herself as a musician, a creator of music, which is the birthright of every human being.”
The vision for the camp arose from the music staff at SVSS who strive to continuously enliven and deepen the school’s music program. Samford Valley Steiner School places equal emphasis on the nurturing of head, heart and hands to provide opportunity for children to develop as balance and healthy human beings; the compulsory choral and instrumental program which extends right through the school is one aspect of the education that supports this goal.

Our High School is 10 years old this year!

High School Opening Night 004The College of Teachers and Administration are planning celebration(s) to acknowledge this achievement and to honour the strength and grace and skill of the hardworking, passionate SVSS staff and community – all those people who have nurtured our High School from a single classroom in 2006 with a single combined Class 8/9 of 16 students, into our current thriving upper school with nearly one hundred students. More information will be provided soon about the celebrations.

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2 June 2016
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Next Open Day
13 August 2016

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