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Student and staff wellbeing is a key priority for The Alice Springs Steiner School. All members of the school community have the right to enjoy a safe and positive environment that promotes tolerance and respect.

Steiner education has a distinctive approach to student welfare and discipline. Student wellbeing is of central concern and an integral part of the holistic education at The Alice Springs Steiner School. We believe that children best unfold their talents and abilities in a loving, caring and positive environment. Love is held to be a key nurturing principle that allows humans to unfold in all their richness.

A safe learning environment for all

The Alice Springs Steiner School’s student-centred learning program, based on a deep understanding of human development, together with the Class Teacher/Class Guardian structure, ensures a strong foundation of pastoral care and balanced social integration. The students develop a strong bond with their teachers, who also build a rapport with the parents. Case studies of children experiencing difficulties are undertaken and discussed by the Faculty, where teachers are able to draw on the advice and observations of senior staff.

At The Alice Springs Steiner School:
  • Learning takes place in a safe and supportive environment
  • Personal possessions and school property are treated with care and respect
  • School values are upheld by the wider community
  • The Steiner philosophy underpins our interactions
  • Bullying and harassment are not tolerated

Children need to clearly understand what behaviour enhances learning, cooperation, and fun at school. By reinforcing the expectations, the teacher upholds essential human dignity and helps to cultivate a sense in the child that they should never allow themselves to be treated thoughtlessly or without respect.

Our student conduct framework, teaches students to:

Act safely – Ensure that others feel safe and welcome at our school, act and move safely, feet are for moving, hands are for working and caring, and stay within nominated boundaries.

Be respectful – Of self and others, of all living creatures and plants, of everyone’s belongings including your own.

Do as asked – Respect the authority of all teachers and other staff, participate in cooperatively in school activities, and respect others’ reasonable requests.

Care for self and others – Show courtesy, be cooperative, show consideration to those that you meet, and respect other people’s feelings.

Enjoy – Have fun, encourage others, be kind and strive to do your best work.