Our Community 2018-08-10T07:45:14+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 Board 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

SCHOOL BOARD

The School Board 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. The Board also liaises with the College of teachers, Friends of Waldorf, other committees, the Management Team and the community at large. The Board also work at forming policies and making decisions regarding the welfare and viability of the school.

School Board

Directors

Maureen Chapman, Chair – (past teacher)

Rachael Mitchell, Secretary – (parent)

James Vicars (past parent)

Rebecca Schaefer (parent)

Nickie Murcell

Lisa Nolan (parent)

Board sub-Committees

TAWS Finance and Compliance Committee

Preschool Management Sub Committee

Friends of Waldorf (FoW) Sub Committee

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

COLLEGE OF TEACHERS

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.

FRIENDS OF WALDORF

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.

The Friends of Waldorf is the name we give our wider school community and functions a bit like a P&F only more friendly! Our coordinating group is a sub-committee of the School Board, so the School does most of the tricky paperwork. Our main aims are to strengthen the social fabric of the school and raise funds for it. Email fow@waldorf.nsw.edu.au for more information.