“Receive the children in reverence educate them in love, and

send them forth in freedom.” Rudolf Steiner

Mumbulla School’s curriculum complies with the NSW Education Standards of Australia (NESA) requirements while maintaining what is fundamental to Steiner Education.

Mumbulla School aims to provide an education that:

  • is multidisciplinary and integrated in its application, involving “the head, the heart and the hands” in all that we do
  • embraces the practice of having a Class teacher who stays with the children for the six years they are at primary school
  • is sequential and related to the child’s needs at every stage of their development
  • features the Main Lesson system which is designed to deepen, enrich and unify the children’s learning experience

Our understanding of child development recognises that: 

  • very young children learn through imitating the world and using their imagination to experience it through play
  • primary age children learn best when their emotions and imaginations are engaged
  • children’s learning is enhanced by artistic activity, by problem solving and hands-on work
  • children benefit from strong rhythms and routine

Mumbulla School acknowledges:

  • the emotional, intellectual and physical attributes of each child
  • that the child is at the centre of education
  • that every child is an individual with natural gifts; each has a similar developmental path, but may progress at different rates


Mumbulla School, along with many other Steiner schools in Australia, is working with Steiner Education Australia (SEA formerly the RSSA) to complete a National Steiner Curriculum, the majority of which is already accredited by ACARA, the government organisation charged with developing the National Australian Curriculum. For more details please see the SEA website.