e-News Winter 2016

News and current affairs from the Motueka Rudolf Steiner School and Farm
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About Us

We are an independent Waldorf school and biodynamic farm supported by an open and diverse community of families, teachers, staff, farmers and volunteers. We strive to foster and uphold the integrity of childhood, community, and farming.  Continue..

Congratulations to graduates and past students

Graduates and past students of Motueka Rudolf Steiner School collected many high school awards for 2015, and achieved some impressive NCEA results.  Most graduates from MRSS go on to Motueka High School. See results

Mid year report

It is a pleasure to be reporting on a school that is in good heart and focused on what is in the best interest of the children. A year ago the picture was not as rosy with a declining roll and a looming financial problem. 2016 so far appears to be a year of growth and recovery, with our Lower School planning centering on meeting our increasing student numbers. Continue...

Autumn Fair

Another fantastic event well supported by the wider community.  See the photos.

Marae Visit

The school and kindergarten combined for a visit to Te Awhina Marae in June. The visit was part of our Matariki celebrations, which follow through to Maori language week. We were a big group with all the children and strong support from parents. Some of the kindergarten children obviously enjoyed being together with their older school aged siblings.  Continue...

Come from Europe

Bring your family to New Zealand for one year and live in Motueka.  A new website provides a “How to” guide based on the experiences of one family.  Christian and Eva came to Motueka with their two daughters in 2013 and spent a year living the kiwi lifestyle.  They returned to Austria after their Kiwi year.. Continue...

What others are saying

Sowing the Seeds of Education is the headline on a recent article on the Pure Advantage website.   Pure Advantage is an influential not-for-profit that investigates and promotes green growth in New Zealand. The article concludes that MRSS is setting the foundation for what could be the future blueprint in New Zealand education. Continue...
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