Speech given by Teacher principal, Kristy Barry at recent event, celebrating the centenary of Steiner Education with the school community.
"Today we come together to celebrate 100 years of Steiner Education in the world, in the hope of further developing a Steiner school in Port Macquarie.
In high school I learned a lot of Shakespeare, and one quote that always stuck, was a line from the play, King Lear - 'The wheel hath come full circle'.
We are in a time in the world when there outwardly seems a lot of chaos, change and uncertainty. People are becoming the advocates for our environment, for Mother Earth, and for the flora and fauna - our animal and plant friends - who otherwise have no voice. We have no crystal ball for what the world will look like in twenty years, 100 years. Yet a century ago, when Dr. Rudolf Steiner was asked to help form a school and teach teachers his ideas, he helped with two very important things. Rudolf Steiner had a very clear insight into the developing human being. And he had an insight into the future - the ‘now’ for us - and what children of today will need.
Big plans for Steiner education in Port Macquarie one step closer.
The expansion of the Port Macquarie Steiner School is gaining momentum with a major fundraiser held on Friday 13 September 2019.
The money raised will go towards a permanent site for our school.