As I write this, today, April 15th signalled the start of Term 2, 2020.  But the schools are empty and devoid of the happy chatter of children as they reconnect with their classmates.  Staff rooms are cold with no welcoming coffee aroma and friendly banter. The situation we find ourselves in with this global pandemic, and having to find a new way to educate our children, would have been unimaginable only a short time back. 

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Many parents with young children approaching school age will be asking themselves, what is the right type of school for my child?  With this in mind we have outlined some key points on what to consider when choosing the right school for your child and family.  It’s also great to visit different schools in your area to get a feel for how they work, their values, and to meet the teachers and Principal if you can.

We believe Steiner/Waldorf education has wonderful holistic benefits for children and encourage parents to learn more about what we offer in our New Zealand schools.  We also discuss the unique attributes and benefits of Steiner/Waldorf education in this article.

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Marie Buchler, pioneering educator, and scientist has featured in the national news.   You can read more about this fascinating person and her remarkable life on stuff.co.nz in the article entitled  ‘Marie Buchler: The Most Interesting Women you Have Probably Never Heard Of‘.

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New Zealand, 15 April 2019: Growing rates of anxiety and depression in Kiwi children can be managed through mindfulness, a growing practice that can benefit both teachers and their students.

Mindfulness was the theme of the 2019 Steiner Education Aotearoa New Zealand (SEANZ) Conference, celebrating 100 years of Steiner Education. More than 200 people attended the Conference held April 13-14 in Auckland.

It has been reported that depression is common in children and teenagers: around 1 in 7 young people in New Zealand will experience a major depressive disorder and 1 in 5 will experience a serious mood disorder before the age of 24.

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High-tech vs. no-tech: D.C. area schools take opposite approaches to education By CECILIA KANG The sixth-graders are lighting up the room with their MacBook Airs, flipped open to Google, Wikipedia and YouTube for a physics assignment.
Their classroom is decked out with touch-screen whiteboards, tablets and powerful WiFi connections able to handle a school full …

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