Steiner education information session a huge success


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Guest speakers present an overview and other information about Steiner Education. Image supplied.

An information session regarding a proposed Steiner School in Mossman has received rave reviews from attendees.

The information session held last month gave prospective parents and other locals an overview of what the school would offer to students and their guardians.

Speakers at the session were Jean-Michel David, who has been a school principal for 20 years and Nicole Brooks, a prospective teacher at the new school.

Director and pioneer of the school, Julie Verri, said the guest speakers were an excellent resource for those interested in Steiner education.

“Our parent information session turn out was great,” she said.

“Our presenters Jean-Michel and Nicole did a wonderful job delivering a very clear picture of what Steiner education looks and feels like. 

“This balanced education not only delivers a sophisticated curriculum with strong academia, but also has the capacity to help the child develop in a holistic manner, with play an important aspect of work throughout the years of schooling.”

Ms Verri also said those who attended asked meaningful questions and helped drive a valuable discussion.

“Some questions that rose were regarding, how do children transition into mainstream education such as high school?,” she said.

“It was explained and reinforced from Jean-Michel, Nicole and existing parents in the audience, that the level of confidence students have via a Steiner education and strong ability to critically think, helps them to adapt to any new situation given”.

Parents Jessie Goetze and Renee McKibbon said they found the session to be really helpful. 

“Jean Michel and Nicole made me feel very confident and excited that my child may have the opportunity to have a Steiner education in the Douglas Shire,” Ms Goetze said.

“I truly hope we get enough numbers and interest to make this beautiful school viable. It would be such an asset to our community”

“As a parent, I think we are all just looking for the right fit for our child’s unique journey,” Ms McKibbon said.

“The presenters' insight into facilitating the transition from child to adult, in partnership with families, left me feeling confident that my child’s schooling will provide her with the skills she needs to reach her full potential.”

The Tropical North Steiner School will open its doors to students in 2020 if enrollment numbers can support the funding for a teacher.

Expressions of interest and enrolment enquiries can be made via an online form on the school’s Facebook page and on their website  or call Julie Verri on 0406 486 487. 

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