Contribution to Our Community
Growing the Port Macquarie Steiner School is such an exciting venture as alongside it we are also growing a community which is such a healthy contribution to the region. Our school adds significant cultural, educational, and environmental value to the region, and is well worth the investment in supporting our growth and success. Our unique educational approach which integrates all the arts and an appreciation for the natural world, is extremely attractive to many young families.
We have a strong connection to our environment and the land in our region, and a great respect for the Aboriginal people whose history in this place means that their knowledge and guardianship of the land is of utmost importance. We, as a community understand the importance of maintaining a strong and supportive relationship with the Birpai people, and envision that this relationship will mean richer, more diverse, and more relevant education for all children.
This connection is held more broadly by our peak body Steiner Education Australia. Their Reconciliation Action Plan April (RAP) 2019-March 2021 has been developed to deepen the knowledge and understanding of the need for reconciliation and to encourage growth of perspectives and the expansion of consciousness.
Our organisation encourages the coming together of all nationalities, cultural backgrounds, and ethnicities, and celebrates our differences and our commonalities to promote a harmonious, peaceful, and welcoming community.
As a community organisation, the input from members of the school and broader local community is imperative to ensure our direction meets the needs of the school community.
Parents are encouraged to become involved at the level most appropriate for them; as class parents, by becoming a committee member, or a member of the company, or to join the board if interested.
Working Bees & Fundraisers
The Port Macquarie Steiner community organises regular working bees to maintain and further develop the school buildings and grounds.
As part of our commitment to providing a safe environment to our School community, it is imperative that the school be kept in a clean and safe condition, compliant with all work health and safety legislation and requirements.
A variety of fundraising events are planned throughout the year to raise essential funds for special projects, classroom equipment, school excursions, and a host of other important things.
We invite you to take part in these activities as and when you are able. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Participating in working bees and school fundraisers provides a good way of meeting and getting to know other school families, models to the children a healthy involvement in their school and community, and will give you a good feeling that you have contributed towards making your children’s school a better and more loved place for their learning and growing.
Other members of the community, not just parents of our students, are also invited to come along and contribute to working bees and school fundraising events.
If you would like to get involved, please contact us or check our Facebook page for upcoming events.