School Structure

Organisational Structure

Leadership Team
The Leadership Team of the school consists of the Director, two Education Administrators (Primary and High School), the Business Administrator, and the Chair of College. They meet weekly to ensure the smooth operational functioning of the school.
The Director is ultimately responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of the school and for implementing the quadrennial strategic plan, and annual operational plan and budget, and policies and procedures. The Leadership team also gives relevant advice to The Board on matters relating to finances and legalities.
The Education Administrators work collaboratively with each other and across the School to meet both the educational needs of students and the teaching and support needs of teachers, empowering the teachers individually and within their faculties to work creatively into areas of interest and need.

The Business Administrator contributes to the continuing financial viability of the School through the implementation and management of effective business management strategies, processes and systems, overseeing the growth and maintenance of the School’s asset and cash base and ensuring availability of adequate funds to finance both day-to-day operations and the future development of the School.

The Association and Board
The Rudolf Steiner Education Group Brisbane Inc, (the Association) is the incorporated association, which established the Samford Valley Steiner School in 1987.
Membership of the Association is open to all current staff, parents and interested others. The annual general meeting of the Association is held in March each year. Members of the Association can nominate for positions on the Board.
The Board is responsible for overseeing the legal, financial and management functions of the school and is empowered to fulfil the tasks necessary to ensure the effective running of the Association. The Board comprises both executive members and non-executive members. In its approach the Board adheres strongly to a governance model of working which enables clear separation between Board governance matters and School management and administration.

College plays a central role in the management of the school. It carries responsibility for deepening and carrying the impulse arising out of the Anthroposophical understanding of the developing human being. This is done through participating in ongoing reflection on curriculum questions, engaging with broader educational issues as they arise, advising and supporting the School Director, working closely with the Leadership team and generally being available to support teachers (and parents) when called on.
All staff members are invited to be part of College. Through sharing study and taking up responsibility for the health of the school together, individual members have an opportunity to continually renew their understanding of the spiritual foundations upon which the school and Steiner education are built. We see this as an important commitment to ensuring that the education we offer remains vital and relevant.