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 education embraces and honours Aotearoa New Zealand’s bi-cultural heritage and considers all human beings to be free and equal in dignity and rights. While acknowledging Rudolf Steiner’s work, Steiner Education Aotearoa New Zealand works out of an approach of equity and strongly rejects any historical statements from which inferences of racial prejudice may be made.
All Steiner/Waldorf educational establishments are cultural safe havens for everyone.
SEANZ Schools in New Zealand’s Curriculum Guidelines state that:
“The principles that are fundamental to Steiner/Waldorf schools are that it is accessible, and able to be adapted, to the needs of different ethnicities, cultures and religions.
Curriculum content allows for the exploration of a wide variety of cultural traditions and world views. Steiner/Waldorf education in Aotearoa New Zealand strives to imbue curricula with the unique spirit and history of this land and its peoples.”