Milkwood Steiner School, Darwin, Northern Territory

Religion & Festivals

The Steiner curriculum is non-denominational and respects the individual beliefs of families. Students of any ethnic or religious background are welcomed.

Classes in religious doctrine are not part of the curriculum. Steiner schools do have a spiritual orientation based on a generally Christian perspective. Spiritual guidance is aimed at awakening the child’s natural reverence for the wonder and beauty of life. 

Festivals originated in ancient cultures yet have been adapted over time. Seasonal festivals serve to connect humanity with the rhythms of nature. 

We celebrate the major Christian festivals of Christmas and Easter, the summer and winter solstices, as well as other festivals relevant to the locality. This provides an opportunity for participation of the whole school community. There is joy in the preparation, the anticipation and the celebration itself. The activities, songs and rhymes used in class also relate to the seasons.

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Students will be performing at this years’ Seabreeze Festival!

The String Ensemble will open the CDU Music Stage at 2.05pm followed by the School Choir at 2.20pm.
From 4.30 Strings players will busk en-masse on the Slab Stage.

Come and hear us play and sing!

Listening, creating and performing music are all integral aspects of a balanced music education. Through the students’ involvement in sequential and age appropriate activities, music takes a central position in Waldorf education, studied both as a discrete discipline and most importantly as a vital part of the pedagogy. Exercises for training the musical ear are practiced, providing a solid base for subsequent musical accomplishment and singing and choral work are developed throughout the school years. Children learn the recorder from Class One through to Class Six and individual tuition of a stringed instrument and music notation is taught from Class Three, and by Class Four children participate in orchestral work.
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