Steiner and Mainstream Education
Two streams one river
Basket Range Primary School
A Dual Stream School
Surrounded by native bush and looking out over valleys and hills our small school is just a short drive from the freeway. Our unique environment provides a living world in which the children play, learn and grow. The ‘garden’, a gradual slope shaded by tall pines and eucalypts, is most often where the children play; climbing trees, building cubbies and marble runs, or counting tadpoles in the frog bog.
Our school is over 130 years old and we celebrate the relationships we have with past students and the local community and value their support in our reading, gardening, construction, and music programs. Living in a time of rapid change and uncertainty, our students inherit a sense of stability and belonging created through meeting and working with our local elders and the history they bring with them.
It is our community who welcomed and drove the initiative for a Steiner stream recognising a compatibility in philosophy and values; service to others, appreciation of difference, care for the natural world, an education that produces strong, adaptable individuals with the capability to imagine a better world. Through this we foresee the continuation of a strong and healthy community celebrating both the similarities and the differences of the two streams.
Now taking enrolments for ;
Mainstream : Reception to Year 7
Steiner Stream : Reception to Year 6
“In this age of super schools, Basket Range provides an alternative where small class sizes combine with progressive teaching and a beautiful setting to deliver a unique learning opportunity…”
Mick Lorenz, Parent
Acknowledgment to Country
We acknowledge the traditional inhabitants of this land, the Peramangk people, whose land, winds and waters we all now share. We pay respects to their unique values and enduring culture that enriches the life of our community and country.