Cairns Hinterland Steiner School. Academic, Nurturing, Creative.

Experience a progressive learning environment that fosters a lifelong love of learning 

What is the purpose of education? Traditionally education has been information and skills based – mainly for economic and vocational purposes but with ongoing globalisation, rapid technological change, our socio-economic climate and the sustainability of our natural environments, our education system must evolve to support students that are geared to tackle these broad challenges. At CHSS, we’ve been doing this since 2002, with many success stories.

Cairns Hinterland Steiner School is an independant school nestled within 40 acres of rainforest in Kuranda offering early childhood right through to primary and high school. With World Heritage rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef at our doorstep and following the curriculum developed by Dr. Rudolf Steiner, CHSS offers a unique, progressive and quality education experience.

Steiner education is a broad and integrated curriculum that fosters a passion for learning, critical thinking, creativity, connectedness and positivity. It is holistic, accounting for the needs of the whole child – academic, physical, emotional and spiritual, also known as the head, heart and hands – which meets each child at their developmental phase to optimise learning. 

We facilitate a movement from loving external authority in the early years to internal authority through self-disipline and responsibility in the older years. Now more than ever, its important that we are seeding the future with people who will make a positive difference in the world.

“Steiner’s view of education was one that would support and foster the innate human capacities of young people in such a way that they become balanced, responsible, innovative and self-aware citizens.” 
— Shelley Bowen, Education Director, CHSS

Experience our school

There's nothing like experiencing the school in person. On a tour of CHSS you will see for yourself why parents say time and again "This is a school I wish I had the opportunity to attend when I was growing up".

What to expect on a 40 minute tour:

  1. The beautiful campus and indoor and outdoor learning spaces
  2. An introduction to Steiner education, the benefits and differences from mainstream schooling and the CHSS ethos
  3. An understanding of the structure of CHSS to supporting the age-based developmental stages of the students and how it meets educational outcomes
  4. Meet the amazing teachers, support staff and current students
  5. Understand the role that parents and carers play at the school

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