5 Narrawa Drive
Brisbane Queensland 4520
CRICOS course code: 082479D
Level of study: Primary and High School
Our High School aims to provide an education for adolescents that inspires love of learning, develops freedom of thought, and fosters self-confidence.
Adolescence is when the student really begins to take hold of their independent thinking. In the early years they played, in the Primary School they lived in imagination and now in High School they have a will to scrutinise the world and those around them; to judge, to ‘weigh up’ and to seek out the truth. We encourage them to think independently, to observe, to research, and then to come to conclusions and judgements.
THE HIGH SCHOOL GUARDIAN
As students come into the High School, their care and guidance is passed from the Class Teacher to a group of specialist teachers; one of whom will be their Class Guardian. Unlike the Class Teacher the Class Guardian does not take every main lesson but only those for which she/he is a specialist. This new emphasis on specialist teaching means that the young person meets a range of experienced and passionate Specialist Teachers who can bring the full depth of their subject matter in an enlivened and extended way.
AN INTEGRATED CURRICULUM
The High School curriculum is designed to encourage the emergence of world citizens. The Main Lesson Structure established in the Primary School years is preserved throughout the High School and students continue to explore a full range of academic subjects in an integrated and creative way. The work of the High School teacher is to unfold for the students Main Lessons that are thematic, experiential and that develop discernment and independent, lively thinking within the discipline of the subject.
After Main Lesson the rest of the day is dedicated to practice and studio lessons. These lessons include: Mathematics; English; laboratory lessons in physics, chemistry and biology; visual, sculptural, dramatic, musical and movement arts; foreign language; sport and physical education; gardening and workshop lessons in handwork and manual crafts.
Samford Valley Steiner School offers a student exchange program from Class 10. The aim of the exchange is to encourage a community of modern young people who have meaningful and authentic links to other peoples and cultures of the world.
Students spend 3 – 6 months at a Steiner School in a country of their choice (subject to availability of exchange partners) and similarly the students exchange partner will spend time at SVSS. The exchange program enables the students to broaden the horizons of their world view and often to form enriching friendships with young people from another country. The program benefits all SVSS students as they experience other cultures through the young people from around the world who come to the school on exchange.
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Samford Valley Steiner School5 Narrawa Drive