Our Community 2017-09-15T16:10:46+00:00

Our Community

The School has a people centred structure where three bodies are working together towards the goal of a healthy school: The College of Teachers, the School Council (or board of directors) and Administration. These three bodies work within a supportive community of family and friends. The Friends of Waldorf, are integral to the structure providing substantial support on many levels


The School Council is made up of parents and community members who are elected each year at the AGM held in March. It is responsible for all financial and legal activities including capital management, long term planning, setting and maintaining the annual budget. Council also liaises with the College of teachers, Friends of Waldorf, other committees, the Management Team and the community at large. Council also work at forming policies and making decisions regarding the welfare and viability of the school.

School Council


Maureen Chapman, Chair – (past teacher)

Rachael Mitchell, Secretary – (parent)

James Vicars (past parent)

Rebecca Schaefer (parent)

Julie McCarthy (parent)

Ken Gilbert (consultant)

Council sub-Committees

Governance and Leadership Committee (GAL)

TAWS Finance and Compliance Committee

Preschool management Sub Committee

Council meetings are held regularly every 4 weeks in term time (more frequently if needed).


The College of Teachers is responsible for the educational and pastoral care of children, teaching staff and the larger community. Although working primarily with the educational and spiritual life of the school, through indications given by Rudolf Steiner, the College also carries an awareness of the social and economic realms. Consensus is used when making decisions in aiming to decide what is best for the school.


All parents and staff are encouraged to participate in the FoW activities. It is a wonderful way to be introduced to the school community. The FoW raise valuable funds each year for much needed educational resources and are a great support for the teachers.