Freshwater Creek Steiner School

About us

Freshwater Creek Steiner School is a independant non-denominational Primary School, Kindergarten and Playgroup. We are a small, rural school situated on 12 acres within a farming community close to the tiny township of Freshwater Creek and surfcoast beaches. image

Philosophy

The purpose of Freshwater Creek Steiner School (FCSS) is to provide a high quality child centered education in the light of the College of Teachers' interpretation of Rudolf Steiner's philosophy of pedagogy. In essence Rudolf Steiner education recognises soul faculties of the human being which emerge and develop during childhood. Our education is based on engaging the whole child working with the “head”, “heart”, and “hands”. Our curriculum and methodology uses these faculties in the teaching of each subject area. In doing so, the faculties themselves are strengthened.

Vision

Here at Freshwater Creek Steiner School we aim to provide an education imageof the highest quality so that our students become balanced adult individuals, having developed clarity of thinking, sensitivity of feeling and strength of will to enable children to participate fully and constructively in contemporary Australian society.

Mission

•  Inspire within the children a love of learning, a morality that strives for goodness, an appreciation of beauty and a pursuit of truth.

•  Inspire a sense of wonder at and a healthy positive connection to the world, arising from a knowledge of and responsibility toward the individuality of themselves and of each other.

•  Inspire a sense of the spiritual dimension for life as well as a healthy respect of the physical. image

•  Provide an education of the highest quality so that our students become balanced adult individuals, having developed clarity of thinking, sensitivity of feeling and strength of will.

•  Provide our students with the knowledge, skills and values and strength which will enable them to work competently in the world and to participate fully and constructively in the society contemporary Australia.

•  Develop in our students a desire to extend learning throughout their lives and values which will enable them to find a path in life.

Values

  Our shared beliefs and values influence what we are aiming for and how we plan to get there.

We value:

•  Reverence and respect for the whole child;

•  A Steiner-focused, non-denominational Christian approach to the spiritual dimensions of life;

•  Accessibility for those seeking Steiner-based education and development;

•  Warmth, collegiality and clarity in communication and decision-making;

•  Building a school community through shared experience, and

•  Connecting with the wider community outside the school.