Kamaroi Steiner School has always fostered a strong sense of community. This is underpinned by our vision, to provide a ‘Foundation for Life’ for our children, allowing them to develop a sense of place in the world.
Indeed the School was founded on the basis of a close association and interaction amongst the teachers, pupils, parents, extended families and friends who make up our community. We are united in our desire to provide our children with a well-rounded education.
Each year, Kamaroi parents have many opportunities to develop friends and social contacts and to further their learning through various parent education activities, workshops, craft groups, and music groups, such as the parents’ choir. They are involved in assisting in the classroom and often become involved in the Parents’ Association (PA).
The community gathers to celebrate the change of seasons at festivals and events.
“The healthy social life is found when in the mirror of each human soul the whole community finds its reflection and in the community the virtue of each one is living”
— Rudolf Steiner
Kamaroi School is focused on engaging with the broader community, both within our local community area and beyond to the wider world, including Aboriginal and other cultural communities. This ensures that our students are fully prepared for their potential roles in life as family, society and workforce members.
As part of the Class 6 Leadership Program, children learn about community service. They spend time with elderly residents of an aged care facility, conduct oral histories and compile beautifully illustrated biographies, which are presented to the residents. Another initiative was to invite Aboriginal Elders to Kamaroi to share experiences and stories. These are documented in a book, written and illustrated by Class 6 students.
Since 2011, the whole School has supported a remote Aboriginal community in the Kimberleys, in particular, the Warnum Community School, which was decimated by floods. Class 6 children raised funds to restock the library with books and we have further fundraising and support activities planned for the near future.