Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

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The Power of Play: A World of Infinite Possibility

The debate on play has hotted up this past week with Sir Ken Robinson adding his eminent voice to the push for more play in children’s lives, especially their school lives: see below for his vie.. Read More

Mid Winter Party 2019

Last Saturday’s MidWinter Party was a wonderful evening of fun and community. We owe some key parents of Year 7 a debt of gratitude: not just for organising the Ball, but for taking the risk of .. Read More

Why do we keep doing NAPLAN?

NAPLAN: “why do we keep doing it when there are all these other unintended consequences?” (Gonski Institute) It’s becoming fashionable to criticize NAPLAN. I was recently in a m.. Read More

A Fresh Look at Glenaeon’s Masterplan: The Next Generation

Recently the School Council commissioned architectural firm Gresleyabas to conduct a review of the Glenaeon’s Masterplan for our Middle Cove campus which was initially approved by Willoughby Cou.. Read More

Playground Progress

Our Annual Appeal 2018 raised some much needed funds for the primary playground upgrade, and it is a pleasure to report on progress as we prepare for the 2019 Appeal. After Landscape Architect Fiona.. Read More

The land is silent, but the flag is a voice

Welcome to Term 2! Trent Zimmerman, MP for North Sydney, was a special visitor at our first assembly for the term. Trent was here to make two presentations: • Sam Street of Class 6 won .. Read More

In Praise of Pirates

The show was sheer joy from beginning to end. No matter how well you knew the Gilbert and Sullivan show and its inspired silliness set to sumptuous music, you would have been swept away by the Year 10.. Read More

Well Said, Sam!!

This week brought a very special surprise. I received a call from the office of Mr Trent Zimmerman, our local Member of Parliament for North Sydney, to tell us that Sam Street in Class 6 had won the p.. Read More

How to build real confidence in children: the antidote to Snowplough and Concierge Parenting

There are new words to describe overprotective parents: it used to be the helicopter parent who always hovered, but now it’s the Snowplough parent who intervenes and removes all obstacles. Anoth.. Read More

Communities of Hope

After the shocking event in Christchurch, there will be questions that every school and every family will need to consider. Evidence from previous such incidents is clear, that the more people watch t.. Read More