Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

  • Parent Education

Just as our teachers work to make each class a 'learning community', so we strive to make Glenaeon a learning community for parents and friends of the school as well. We are committed to a continuing program of parent education to ensure that:
  • all members of the community are developing through continuing education;
  • parents and teachers are able to build a common picture of our education and the developmental needs of the students;
  • the work of Dr Rudolf Steiner (and others who have contributed to his impulse) is living widely in the school.

Parent Education takes the following forms:

  • class meetings (at least twice a year) where aspects of the curriculum and child development are covered by the Kindergarten and Class Teachers, and High School Guardians;
  • multi-class meetings where issues common to a particular phase of child development are addressed;
  • a regular program of morning talks and workshops at the Castlecrag campus (usually on Thursday mornings and as advertised in the Newsletter) on a range of issues such as child development, education, child health and nutrition;
  • evening talks and workshop by internal and visiting speakers.
Parent Education for Term 2 schedule is now available below and the handbook can be downloaded HERE:

Term 2
A series of four Anthroposophic Home Care talks/workshops with Lyn Clifton

FRIDAY 3 MAY 9:15–10:30AM
Preparation of plant infusions for use in salves and healing

TUESDAY 14 MAY 9:15AM–11:00AM
Warmth – Fevers, coughs, colds, flus and croup – preparing healing applications

TUESDAY 4 JUNE 9:15AM–11:00/12 NOON
Anthroposophic Home Health Care Substance Making Day – Wound Care

TUESDAY 11 JUNE 9:15 AM–11:00AM
Building future community – the family dinner table and making your own Home Care basket



FRIDAY 17 MAY 9:15AM
The Deep ‘Gold Seam’ of Steiner’s Practical Inspiration for Education 100 years on with Lisa Devine

FRIDAY 24 MAY 9:15AM
The Centenary of Waldorf education: Education in freedom
as a condition for creative development and requirement
of the modern day with Tatiana Pavlova

SATURDAY 15 JUNE 9:30AM–12 NOON
Object of Story with David Novak

TUESDAY 28 MAY AND TUESDAY 25 JUNE 9:30–11:30AM
Raphael’s Rooms EduCareDo study group with Lyn Clifton