Parent participation is vital to the health of our school. Parents can greatly enhance the quality of their child’s education by participating in the life of the school.

Samford Valley Steiner School suits those who see that the education of their child is not the school’s job alone. In choosing this school, parents meet a unique opportunity to form a dynamic partnership with teachers, children and other families in the school community. Those who choose to take advantage of this, give their child a much greater opportunity to experience the life-enhancing values of co-operative effort and both personal and social responsibility.

Throughout the year there are many opportunities for parents to be involved. The school offers organised talks, seminars and workshops as well as regular community events such as the termly seasonal festivals, concerts, drama performances, bush dances and more. These events are advertised in the school newsletter.

Parents are also expected to attend Parent/Teacher evenings held for each class once per term. The more that a parent understands of the principles of Steiner Education and how our school functions, the more will be their understanding of their child’s progress and the stronger will be a parent’s ability to support their child in getting the very best of what our school has to offer.

Parent involvement on a practical level is also greatly valued. All parents are encouraged to volunteer to assist in the organisation of festivals, celebrations, and other activities.