Welcome to the Alice Springs Steiner School
The Alice Springs Steiner School is a 10 minute drive from the town of Alice Springs in Central Australia. The extensive grounds are surrounded by bush and the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges.
The school is founded on the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner and was established by a group of enthusiastic parents in 1996.
The Alice Springs Steiner School offers a high standard of kindergarten and primary education. The school caters for children from playgroup to class 6, with approximately 125 students in the primary school, 75 in the early childhood/kindergarten and 30 families in the playgroups.
The Alice Springs Steiner School is a rapidly growing, vibrant school. It has an enthusiastic, active and involved parent and teacher group: a flourishing and dynamic Steiner inspired curriculum; a bountiful biodynamic vegetable garden; a basketball court, soccer field and playground.
Each class and classroom is unique, colourful and decorated with nature and the students works of art and craft. Class sizes are small and children are cared and nurtured for as individuals. Music rings throughout the school on a daily basis, and there is an atmosphere of happiness and creativity.
The philosophy at The Alice Springs Steiner School is to educate the whole person intellectually, artistically, socially and morally, so as to develop each student’s innate self-discipline and strength of body and will.
The school nurtures a rich and welcoming community life which includes the annual Autumn Fair, seasonal festivals, craft groups, specialist committees, playgroups, lectures, workshops and other activities suitable for all members of school families.
Location (google map)
8:30am-2:50pm Monday to Friday
- School Bus Timetable 2016
- Many families carpool and the weekly newsletter is a great place to seek people who may live in your area.
The school does not have a set uniform for students. We ask that parents dress their children in simple colours (primary or secondary) and choose clothes without advertising, slogans, symbols or images. A variety of shirts are for sale from the office. We also ask that children wear strong sensible footwear, suitable for vigorous outdoor activity, sun safe clothing that covers shoulders, back and midriff and a broad brimmed hat (also for sale through school). Long hair should be neat, tidy and off the face and we encourage all children to wear indoor shoes or slippers inside.
The office is open from 8am until 4.00pm. There is a full-time Receptionist, Principal and part-time Business Manager and Financial Manager on site. It is advisable to make an appointment to avoid disappointment if you would like to see one of the friendly staff.
There are a number of educational supplies, clothes and health products available to purchase from the office
Library temporarily closed, books are dispersed into classrooms for easy access.
The school communicates news to families weekly through the weekly newsletter. This can be obtained electronically and is updated on this website weekly
If you, or someone you know would like to meet someone at the school and have a closer look, the school runs regular school tours and information sessions every Thursday morning at 8.45am throughout the year. Please contact the office for more details. If you would like to speak to someone separately, one of our staff would be very happy to meet with you, please contact the office to organize a visit.
SCHOOL TERM DATES – 2016
Student start date Wednesday 27th January
Student end date Friday 1st April
1st term holiday 4th Apr – 8th Apr (1 week)
(does not include Easter)
Good Friday 25th March & Easter Monday 28th March
Student start date Tuesday 12th April
Student end date Friday 24th June
2nd term holiday 27th June – 22nd July (4 weeks)
Student start date Tuesday 26th July
Student end date Friday 30th September
3rd term holiday 3rd Oct – 14th Oct (2 weeks)
Student start date Tuesday 18th October
Student end date Friday 16th December