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Kindergarten Work Bee


On Sunday the 2nd August the kindergarten parents, children and staff met together to redo our paths at the kindergarten.  Many hands were at work with shovels, wheelbarrows and rakes to make sure the new crushed limestone was placed in the newly prepared pathways. We took the opportunity to also prune back, prepare gardens and… Read more »

Autumn Fair full of colour


A colourful day and a big crowd suggest the Motueka Rudolf Steiner Autumn Fair is now an established event.  Even the forecast for heavy rain did not discourage visitors.  Fortunately the rain held off until mid-afternoon and the planned bon fire was lit an hour earlier than programed.  Both local newspapers sent reporters, and for… Read more »

Our first school building

Cladding goes on_1

We have land, and soon we will have our first building.  Work has started on a small relocatable office so we can test some eco-building ideas, and test ourselves at managing a community build.  There are so many options and ideas when it comes to building, especially eco-friendly, natural and healthy building.  As a community… Read more »

Online crowd funding

1-Sarah's painting without text

After 31 years of providing playgroups, kindergarten, and schooling in Motueka we think there are thousands of people who have been either students, parents, grandparents, visitors or supporters.  For the first time we are reaching out to everyone and asking for a small donation to help fund the new office build. The project budget is… Read more »

Consensus Design Workshops

MtB colour

Christopher Day, the Welch architect and author, gave a presentation on Consensus Design at our school almost 4 years ago.  Ever since that evening we knew we would use his method when designing our new school campus.  Fast forward to February 2015 and we embarked on 10 days of consensus design workshops lead by Wellington… Read more »

We Own a Farm

Class 5-6 farm visit (5)

It’s a dream come true.  Our small Steiner school community has firmly grasped its future as a farm based school.  March 19th is now a significant date in our history, the day we became owners of a 13.6 hectare farm (33.6 acres).   It is hard to believe that only six months ago we had… Read more »

Situation Vacant – Client project Manager

Client project manager position. The Trustees wish to appoint a client project manager for the new campus project.  The time has come to make the decisions about the buildings and infrastructure, and obtain the necessary resource consents and building consents, and plan the landscaping. The client project manager’s job is to work with the school… Read more »

Beach clean-up

Beach clean-up

  Students from Motueka Rudolf Steiner School joined the Big Beach Clean-up for Conservation Week.  This event is the biggest community conservation project in the region.  Our group of students scoured the section of coastline between Split Apple Rock and Marahau.  See photos here.  

Treasurer wanted


The Motueka Rudolf Steiner School Trust (MRSST) is seeking to employ a part-time Treasurer for its charitable not-for-profit organisation. Click here for a copy of the Treasurer job description

New Campus Group half year report.

Matthew and Peter

Dear School Community and Trustees The New Campus Group has been like a duck swimming these last 6 months, all calm on the surface but busy legs underneath. It is a duck with a purpose, and that is to secure the new home space for our community and our school. Our previous report was presented… Read more »