• Cairns Hinterland Steiner School

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  • Welcome to Cairns Hinterland Steiner School

    Early Childhood, Primary School and High School
    • About our school

      CHSS grew out of a perceived need for a genuine educational alternative in our local community.

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  • It is our aim to be true to the spirit and intentions of the educational impulses and insights offered by Rudolf Steiner.

    • An Embracing and Evolving Curriculum

      We view ourselves as a community of learners – teachers, parents, and students.

    • Known internationally as Waldorf Education

      Addresses equally the areas of academia, artistic experience and practical skills, along with a nurturing of the human spirit.

    • Removes competitive pressures

      Steiner Education recognises that the unfolding of potential can be inhibited when children are required to compete against each other to achieve externally imposed goals or benchmarks.

    • Arts allow for self-expression

      Steiner Education uses the arts as a medium through which learning can take place.

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  • Our Classes

    Early Childhood | Primary | High School
  • We are an independent private school situated in Kuranda (approximately 20kms from Cairns) in Far North Queensland.

  • Cairns Hinterland Steiner School offers an educational program from Kindergarten to Class 7 in Primary School and currently offers Class 8, 9 and 10 in High School. The school is co-educational and nondenominational and offers the nationally accredited ASCF curriculum based on the educational insights and impulses of Rudolf Steiner.

    • Early Childhood
      Lilly Pilly | Rose Apple
      • 2 - 6
    • Primary School
      Class 1 - 7
      • 1 - 7
    • High School
      Classes 8 - 10
      • 8 - 10
    • Staff and Teachers
      Teaching and administration staff
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    • After spending six months rather unsuccessfully homeschooling my daughter (10 years) on a rural property, I feel so deeply satisfied with the education she is receiving. Not only is it physically, emotionally and mentally nurturing her, it supports us as a whole family within a beautiful community in the Kuranda/Cairns region. It is well worth our commuting effort.

    • What made us look at Rudolf Steiner Education was a similar recommendation to what is written here. We were told of educational learning that stimulates the childs mind, heart and hands.

      C & A
    • As a founding parent of Candlenut Steiner school and having been involved with Steiner education for 16 years I can only bestow high praise on the school for the education that it has provided for my daughters (and myself) over the last 8 years…

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  • Contact Us

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    • Postal Address

      PO Box 283
      Kuranda, QLD

    • Phone & E-mail

      Phone: +61 (0)7 4093 8809
      Fax: +61 (0)7 4093 8810

    • Business Hours

      Monday – Friday
      8.00 am – 3.30 pm
      Weekend Closed

    • Sessions

      Mornings, 8 am – 12 noon
      Afternoons, 1 pm – 5 pm
      Full Day, 8 am – 5 pm