Educating independent, creative and motivated students
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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The Class 8 Physics of Air and Water Camp (aka sailing camp) in Term 1 was a great success. This was the first time we have taken our fleet of boats to the water (well a “brace” of boats really). We camped at Captain Logan campsite out on the shores of Wivenhoe Dam which was a quite gentle introduction for our new students into the rich outdoor classroom program within the High School. We had access to toilets and showers!
The camp was designed to give the students a real experience of the physics of air and water and each morning we greeted the sun while sitting quietly drawing the clouds. After breakfast we had main lesson time which involved doing experiments: the “Bernoulli effect” that causes “lift” to allow birds and planes to fly and sailing boats to move forward against the wind, measuring the speed of sound in air and water, and forming clouds in a bottle. The students were encouraged to come up with explanations that made sense to them to explain the phenomena we saw. After lunch, when the wind begins to pick up, the students headed out onto the water. The students all had the opportunity to learn how to manage a sailing boat on the water, both at the helm and trimming the sails.
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