In 2016, Tamar Valley Steiner School opened with a combined class including Kindergarten, Prep and Year 1 students (5 to 8 years old). In 2017, the school accepted enrolments from Kindergarten to Year 5,
In 2022, we grew to a size that allowed us to provide single stream classes from Kinder to Class 6. It is the intention to continue developing single stream classes each year and continue this growth into secondary school years in the future, so that children can continue their Steiner education.
The school provides high quality education based on the educational principles of Rudolf Steiner. We offer a unique education option for children in Launceston and surrounds, which develops the unique potential of each child and nurtures their creativity and innovation, equipping them to meet the challenges of the world today.
Our focus at the School is to embrace a love of learning through encouraging an appreciation of nature and experiencing the outdoors.
As members of Steiner Education Australia, the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework that is delivered at Tamar Valley Steiner School is recognised by The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).
Tamar Valley Steiner School have Associate Membership of Steiner Education Australia. Full curriculum documentation can be viewed here.
Steiner Education is a nationally and internationally renowned approach to education covering Pre-school through to Year 12. It has been practiced and developed for almost 100 years with the first school opening in Germany in 1919. Learning outcomes set out by Australia's National Curriculum are met by the Australian Steiner curriculum during the course of the student’s education.
In the most fundamental way, "Steiner education is designed to be a health-giving education, nurturing and balancing the human faculties of thinking, feeling and will. The prime purpose of Steiner Education is to support and educate children such that their own innate and unique human qualities may come to greater fulfillment. This is the task of the educator in each Steiner school. Steiner education encompasses a deep knowledge approach, using balanced and integrated learning strategies. Strong emphasis is placed on teaching through the arts therefore painting, modelling, sculpture, speech, poetry, music, drama, movement, eurythmy and the artistic process itself, enlivens all subjects." (SEA).
Tamar Valley Steiner School
Creativity & innovation...
We acknowledge Lutruwita/Tasmanian Aboriginal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land, water and sky throughout Lutruwita/Tasmania which we inhabit and on which we have our school. We recognize their strength, diversity, resilience and deep connections to Country. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and pay our respects to Elders of the past, present and future, as they hold the memories, knowledges and spirit of Lutruwita/Tasmania.