Children flourish at Cairns Hinterland Steiner School
ALLOW your child to reach their full potential and express their own uniqueness in the caring and encouraging environment at Cairns Hinterland Steiner School (CHSS).
Located outside of Kuranda, the school is nestled among 42 acres of beautiful rainforest.
CHSS was opened at Kuranda in 2007.
CHSS caters for kindy children aged four, right through to year 10 high school students.
The school also boasts a large multipurpose assembly hall, library complex and a sports oval.
Businesses Manager Sharon Shanks said 186 students were enrolled at the school this year.
She said Steiner education addresses equally the areas of academia, artistic experience and practical skills along with nurturing of the human spirit.
“The students’ curriculum may look different and they learn things at different ages, but they still essentially do they same as they do at a state school — it’s just the way it’s delivered,” she said.
“One of the things here is trying to encourage that environmental side of things and artistic as well, but it’s not just that.”
The Steiner method removes competitive pressures.
The method prefers to allow each child to reach their full potential and to be encouraged to express their own uniqueness and individuality.
The school has a beautiful wood-fired pizza oven on the grounds, which the year 9 students use to make pizzas to fundraise for a five-week China Exchange with a Steiner school in Chengdu.
The students will embark on their exchange journey in May and students from Chengdu will then attend Cairns Hinterland Steiner School for about five weeks in August.
The school also has a kitchen area, which most classes use to learn and do some form of cooking.
Ms Shanks said the school had buses that come up from Cairns and Mareeba each day with students.
She said the school’s major project for the year would be working towards adding years 11 and 12 to their high school in the future.
For more information about Cairns Hinterland Steiner School, visit the school at 46 Boyles Road, Kuranda, or contact the school on 4093 8809, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the school’s website at www.chss.qld.edu.au or find them on Facebook.
Steiner education educates the whole child by addressing equally the areas of academia, artistic experience and practical skills along with a nurturing of the human spirit. Educating head, heart and hands is important to produce well-rounded, capable adults.
Year nine students at Cairns Hinterland Steiner School use the school's wood fired oven to made pizzas to fundraise for a five week student exchange to China.
Cairns Hinterland Steiner School provides an academic, nurturing and caring environment that allows each student to reach their full potential.
High school students at Cairns Hinterland Steiner School have the chance to be hands on and select manual arts as an elective subject throughout the year.