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.

We welcome the involvement of parents in our school community. Click here to find how you can join in. Download more information by clicking on the button on the right, or call the school on 07 3430 9600 if there is information you have not found on our site.

Latest News

Deepening the Work of Early Childhood Teachers: A Steiner/Waldorf Intensive
16 – 20 January 2017

SVSS is excited to be hosting a new initiative – an intensive five day program for Steiner/Waldorf early childhood educators. The program encompasses a balance of philosophical, artistic and practical components framed to renew and invigorate the core foundational fields of work for both new and experienced Steiner/Waldorf early childhood educators working with children aged 4 to 6 years old. The course is presented in collaboration with The Australian Association for Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Education Inc. Please download the flyer Deepening the Work for more information and registration details.

Music Under the Stars and High School celebration

High School Opening Night 004This year the school and PAFA will be combining the celebration of the High School operating for 10 years as part of the Music Under the Stars (MUTS) festivities.
2016 is the 11th year of the High School running, it has 10 years behind it, something worth singing about! We will have some past students participating in the line-up for MUTS (more to be revealed).

The Hunt Continues …

We have had a very busy month since our last communication regarding the second campus as our search continues for an appropriate location for the new school. As you can imagine, there are very few properties available close to the city that can tick all the necessary boxes to be suitable for a school. The key parameters of our search are: within 10km of the city – preferably on the north-west side, appropriate zoning or potential for successful rezoning, suitable building space to accommodate at least a Prep- Class 3 campus in the first year, suitable car parking and infrastructure to meet traffic management requirements and enough land/greenspace for some play area and room to expand the buildings as the school grows.
We are actively seeking and continually investigating potential sites and currently have a few possibilities on the go. We are in communication with the Dept of Education and various local Councillors and Members of Parliament who are assisting us with our search.
Due to the length of time required to undertake the accreditation process (which is site specific and can only be commenced after a site is secured) our intended opening date for the campus of Feb 2017 is unfortunately no longer achievable. We are actively pursuing all options and are still committed to commencing operation of the second campus within the 2017 school year.
We appreciate your ongoing support and patience and know that the demand for the school is pressing for many families. We will keep you informed as we progress.


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Music Under the Stars

Strict Parking Areas apply at School
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Next School Tour
4 August 2016
Please call to register

Next Open Day
13 August 2016

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