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Encourage a love for learning

The Armidale Waldorf School and Boongaiai Preschool for Rudolf Steiner Education



The Armidale Waldorf School is an independent school offering programs to children from birth until 14 years of age. Our approved NESA curriculum provides children with a high standard of academic education in a beautiful natural setting. It balances their intellectual, moral and artistic development, and is based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, whose philosophy emphasises the importance of educating the whole person – head, heart and hands.

“Receive the children in reverence; educate them in love; let them go forth in freedom.” 
Rudolf Steiner

More than an education…
a foundation for life.

Our Education

The Armidale Waldorf School offers programs to children across four age groups:

Playgroup for 0-3 year-olds, Preschool for 3-5 year-olds, Kindergarten for 5-6 year-olds, and Primary programs – Class 1 for 6-7 year-olds, Class 2 for 7-8 year-olds, Class 3 for 8-9 year-olds, Class 4 for 9-10 year-olds, Class 5 for 10-11 year-olds, Class 6 for 11-12 year-olds, Class 7 for 12-13 year-olds, Class 8 for 13-14 year-olds

Children from Kindergarten to Class 8 are taught French by a dedicated language teacher. Music and art form a major part of the regular curriculum, and children also attend additional classes with specialised art and music teachers.

“Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education.” Rudolf Steiner
Ages 0-3
Boongaiai Preschool
Ages 3-5
Ages 5-6
Classes 1-8
Ages 7-14

This is a creative environment in which every student thrives.
Ask us about opportunities our school provides for a child like yours.


News and upcoming events

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By | 25th September 2019|

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Spring Fair 2019

By | 04th September 2019|

Our annual Spring Fair will be on Saturday 16th November from 10am-3pm. This is a fun-tastic day out for the whole family, with live music, [...]

“Our son quickly adapted to the challenges of high school, we attribute this to the confidence and inner resilience he gained from his experiences at TAWS.”

Narelle Jackson

“We love the school’s bush setting, the professionalism and dedication of the nurturing, caring teachers and the rich vibrant curriculum.”

Narelle Jackson

“It takes a village to raise a child could be no truer than at the Armidale Waldorf school.”

Sara & Dave Schmude