Samford Valley Steiner School

Welcome to Samford Valley Steiner School


Our school respectfully acknowledges Traditional Custodians of the land on which our school lives, we also acknowledge a continuous connection to land and culture for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Samford Valley Steiner School offers an inspiring and comprehensive Steiner education for children from Pre-Prep through to Year 12. 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.

I warmly welcome you to our school nestled in the beautiful Samford Valley.

Samford Valley Steiner School is an inclusive, sustainable and beautiful school with a community of passionate people who are committed to learning, supporting each other and working together. We provide a nurturing environment where children can thrive and have opportunities on many levels to find their inner and outer potential.

Steiner/Waldorf education is now over 100 years old and is the fastest growing education movement in the world, in over 65 countries. It is an education for global citizenship; that provides students with the opportunity to foster courage, imagination, resilience and enthusiasm to be positive and effective contributors to society and the environment.

We value mutually supportive relationships for students, staff and families. Each staff member strives to be the best role model they can be for the young people in our community. We strongly uphold the philosophy, ethos and child developmental principles given to us by Dr Rudolf Steiner who was a scientist, philosopher, architect and social reformer. He gave the world a framework of spiritual science which helps us to deeply understand the essence of being human. Out of his developmental picture, a whole school movement and curriculum was born, which is increasingly more relevant for the world today, as we need to urgently develop change agents who will have the skills, knowledge and agency to ensure an ethical future.

We hold a spiritual view of the human being as body soul and spirit, and in everything we do, we hold the child in the centre, as we strive to develop the three soul faculties of thinking, feeling and willing. We are not of any religious denomination, but neither are we secular, we are not rigid, but neither are we a free school where children choose their own learning path.

We value truth, beauty, goodness, wonder, reverence, imagination, inspiration, intuition, experiential learning, respect towards each other and the environment, and a commitment to celebrating together as a community with festivals and community events.

While there are many things about our school that are similar to every other independent school striving for excellence, I invite you to visit us, to see and feel our difference. I look forward to meeting you.

Carly Sheard
School Director

At SVSS we view ourselves as a community of learners; teachers, parents, and students, striving to achieve individual, communal and global growth and understanding.

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