Welcome to Tallowood Steiner School

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”

William Yeats (Irish poet and leading figure in 20th century literature)

The extent to which the human capacity of imagination is developed and nurtured during childhood is the foundation of creative thinking in later life. The demands of our world require individuals who can think broadly, deeply and creatively. This is nurtured, at Tallowood, via the imagination, through rich and vibrant stories from the wealth of human history. Our approach is to immerse children in rich and complex oral language and  literature of the highest quality. We  provide daily opportunities for student to be creators and artists,  rather than simply consumers of pre-packaged ‘educational ‘materials.   ‘Educating the whole child’ requires a paradigm shift, a leap  from seeing education as much more than subjects and their content, but rather, as the development of  a rich array of human capacities, during this vital and formative period of life that is childhood.

Our School is located in the beautiful Nambucca Valley, Mid North Coast NSW, almost exactly half-way between Sydney and Brisbane. The School is only 3km north of the small town of Bowraville, in a picturesque setting overlooking rolling hills.
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Tallowood’s educational situation is unique, and the application of the Steiner curriculum which has been developed at Tallowood is responsive to the context of a small school with mixed aged classes.
Tallowood is committed to offering an affordable education, which is accessible to everyone, regardless of income.
The school welcomes visits by prospective parents during school hours. Please contact us to arrange an appointment. We welcome your enquiry!

Kindergarten to Year 6

Find our enrolment pack here

 We are also offering a Steiner-based Playgroup

 Positions Vacant:

Expression of Interest: Primary School Teacher
Relief Teachers

Specialist Music Teacher