Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

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From Class Plays to The Crown: A Handmade Tale

Our school tour on Tuesday August 7 drew 81 visitors to our Middle ove campus. Among that number was Gillian Menzies, a retired Kindergarten teacher from Michael Hall Steiner School just outside Londo.. Read More

“The face of the country would change”: The Power of Music Education

Our annual school concert is fast approaching. Please mark Friday August 24th as the date for hearing, and seeing, our choirs, orchestras and ensembles in action at The Concourse, Chatswood. Music mak.. Read More

Living for Others: Glenaeon’s Year 11 in the Northern Territory

“Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling o.. Read More

Stronger, Brighter, Deeper

“A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fe.. Read More

“Looks better…sounds better…feels better”, and even makes you think better: The Blackboard is Back

“…(also) smells better, and it probably tastes better too.” That’s blackboards they are referring to, good old-fashioned blackboards, with chalk. Even chalk is cool agai.. Read More

Western Civilization Made Us…and so did a few other civilizations as well

Western Civilization has been in the news lately, sparking a lively debate about our heritage and what made us. You may be interested to know that as a Rudolf Steiner school, our Main Lesson curriculu.. Read More

MidWinter Festival: “…Transfiguring All Existence”

Have you ever been SAD in winter? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is the official name given to feeling down as the days shorten, the temperature drops and the world seems gloomier. We are all affec.. Read More

Building a Mental Map: Something Big Data Can’t Do

Parents at our school sometimes tell me they are fearful that in a future world full of digital data, their children might grow up without the requisite skills to survive and thrive. Here is a book fo.. Read More

Behind Every Earthly Law is a Deeper Magic

Julia Baird the SMH columnist wrote an impressive piece last weekend that deserves republishing and bringing to your attention. I quote below the first part of her article which articulates a beautifu.. Read More

“Phones Won’t Help You Win a Game”

From Finland to Fittler, it’s the same message. Its not often that I would be quoting the eminent educationalist from Finland Dr Pasi Sahlberg, and the NSW Origin Coach Brad Fittler, in the same.. Read More