Samford Valley Steiner School

The Art of Education

the art of education 

The Art of Education is a one-year part-time program offered by Samford Valley Steiner School for those interested in beginning or deepening their understanding of Anthroposophy.  

The program develops participants’ knowledge, understanding and practical experience of Steiner education and the spiritual impulse of Anthroposophy.  

The course is designed to be both beneficial for those new to Anthroposophy or those looking to gain a deeper understanding from a variety of presenters.  It is relevant for:

  • Current Steiner Educators (both teachers and teacher assistants)
  • Any teachers or teacher assistants who are interested in Steiner Education (from Early Years to High School and beyond)
  • Those working or studying in any areas of Anthroposophy
  • Administration staff 
  • Anyone who is interested in Anthroposophy or Steiner Education 

The Art of Education comprises of four modules, with 8 workshop sessions spread across the year. Workshop hours are Fridays 4pm – 7.30pm and Saturdays 8.30am – 3pm and each workshop session will include a lecture/discussion, movement/singing and artistic activities.  Dinner on the Fridays as well as morning tea and lunch on Saturdays are provided.  

The lectures are related to the Anthroposophical perspective of human nature, child development, as well as the elements of Steiner pedagogy. Artistic activities include painting, drawing, clay modelling/ sculpture, blackboard drawing, Eurythmy/movement, and music. 

See flyer for details of the program Art of Education 2021 Flyer

All presenters are experienced Steiner Educators that come from across Australia.  This includes presenters from Samford Valley Steiner School, Shearwater Steiner School, Mount Barker Steiner School, Rainbow Ridge Steiner School and Pacifica College (Eurythmy School).  Presenters may be changed dependant on availability and restrictions. 

Bookings: To secure your place, please book online https://www.trybooking.com/BOGAU

Venue
Samford Valley Steiner School is situated on 20 acres of forested land in the beautiful, rural setting of Samford Valley, only 35 minutes from the Brisbane CBD.  Address is 5 Narrawa Drive, Wights Mountain, QLD 4520.

For all enquiries, please contact Carly Sheard, Primary School Director at Samford Valley Steiner School csheard@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au or phone 07 3430 9600