Silver Tree Steiner School is set in 25 acres of stunning bush land in Parkerville, just 40 minutes East of the City of Perth.
The school was founded in response to a common aim of parents who wished for their children to receive a Steiner Education in the Perth Hills. In 1997, the first playgroup commenced in a home in Darlington and through dedication and commitment, the school has developed into the thriving school we have today.
Like most Steiner Waldorf schools, our school is an independent, co-educational and non-denominational day school, welcoming children from all backgrounds and cultures.
The children are able to continue their Steiner Waldorf education at Perth Waldorf High School in Bibra Lake, with direct bus transport available.
Silver Tree Steiner School meets all government requirements and is registered with the Rudolf Steiner Schools of Australia and the Association of Independent Schools Australia (AISWA).
The education we offer at Silver Tree Steiner School aims to engage and nourish each child’s innate curiosity and love of learning. The school is set in a bush setting and supports play and experience in our natural environment. The International Waldorf Curriculum – tried, tested and thoroughly proven over 80 years – provides for a balance of academic, artistic and practical activities, so that the child is thoroughly prepared for life ahead.
Each child is accepted and valued for what he or she brings, be it artistic or academic ability, physical or social skill. Children are not measured against one another, but against their own potential, and competition is reserved for the games lessons in higher classes.
“We attended a talk on Steiner Education about 19 years ago, when our son was about 6 months old, and it was one of those ‘spur of the moment’ decisions that he should attend a Steiner School. The financial implications were daunting to a young family, but we never have regretted our decision.
As parents, too, we have gained support and lasting friendships through the school community. The opportunity to take part in parents activities, raising funds and helping to develop the school, has given us a sense of “ownership” that we value greatly. As for the finances, it has proved to us that “where there is a will, there is a way”
– John Ingleby, Steiner School Parent