bringing forward Waldorf/Steiner issues

being in charge of a school

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“People who run schools should be properly trained teachers.” This from

My daughter’s teacher in class one at Christchurch rudolph steiner is not qualified. He holds a degree in farming (probably biodynamic, not sure about that). So far meetings with him have been a hodge podge of esoteric mumblings and steiner clairvoyant musings. He has told us some outrageous things which have been commented on before and only surpassed by the idiocies put forward by the school’s pet anthroposophical doctor (I use the term ‘doctor’ advisedly).  I am totally shocked at how the school gets passed the quality control system (ERO) in Aotearoa NZ.

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  1. For our chase, the ERO was fully aware of the problems with bullying at the Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School (we’d sent them a 20-page document about it), yet it too passed with flying colours with not even a single mention of the “B” word in its report.


    September 16, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    • I’m aware of the ERO’s response to many such incidents in Aotearoa. I think getting the press involved gets action (Hutt High’s bullying case). We got a positive response from John Campbell (TV3) but they wanted the 7 year old to appear on the show. Unfortunately, she was too shy. So, they got away with another one.

      anthroposophical behaviour

      September 17, 2011 at 11:09 am

      • Same with us: we didn’t want to expose our kids to the media so “60 minutes” lost interest… that’s why we’re doing it ourselves. The more people who are brave enough to come forward, the stronger our message will be, but we fully understand how difficult this can be (hence our willingness to re-enact those interviews to protect the identities of concerned parents)


        September 17, 2011 at 9:49 pm

        • I think it’s good to hold them (anthroposophists) accountable. How I feel about what they’ve done to the youngest is motivating for me so I won’t let it go. There has to be a way to have a more direct impact on these people. It’s also difficult to get someone with profile in Aotearoa NZ to stand up. Even though the person I’m talking to is shocked by what he’s finding out about anthroposophy.

          anthroposophical behaviour

          September 18, 2011 at 11:50 am

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