Supporting, Promoting, Protecting

We support, promote, represent and advocate for the healthy development of Steiner education in contemporary, diverse contexts.

Steiner Education Aotearoa New Zealand (SEANZ) operates as an umbrella organisation for all the schools, early childhood centres and training institutions that embrace the Steiner/Waldorf approach to education.

Thinking, Feeling, Willing

Steiner/Waldorf Education focuses on the whole child – it stimulates the mind with the full spectrum of traditional academic subjects; it nurtures healthy emotional and social development through child-centered learning and guides physical development through a broad range of artistic, movement, and craft activities.

Equity
Statement
SEANZ is strongly committed to upholding and honouring the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and we celebrate the cultural richness and diversity in Aotearoa. Steiner/Waldorf schools are responsive to the wider cultural, social and political contexts in which they are located in Aotearoa New Zealand in the 21st Century and beyond.
Our
Members
Steiner Education Aotearoa New Zealand has members and associate members from kindergarten through to tertiary providers. Find an education provider near you.
Our
Mandate
Steiner/Waldorf education emphasises respect, reverence and wonder for nature and for human existence. The purpose of Steiner/Waldorf education is to strengthen the child to meet, not only the challenges of school, but those of life.

Rudolf Steiner education is an international movement, founded in 1919. Over 1,000 schools and kindergartens exist worldwide.

Upcoming Events

Steiner/Waldorf 100 Year Celebrations
September 2019. Events to celebrate will be held throughout the country. More information coming soon.