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From humble beginnings, the Central Coast Rudolf Steiner School began its journey in 1995. A mudbrick cottage housed a kindergarten of eight children and Patricia Dodman, a dedicated Steiner teacher with a dream to bring Rudolf Steiner education to the NSW Central Coast.
A challenging journey has seen the school move from that house in Holgate to the Ourimbah campus of Newcastle University and then onto a vacant block at North Gosford. Finally in 2006, we moved with 163 students and our demountables into our permanent home– seven acres of rural land with a brick house and a big green shed in Fountaindale.
The past six years have seen great changes to that open pasture we settled into. The building of Steiner early childhood rooms, a high school visual arts classroom and science lab; conversion of the house into high school classrooms, the shed into offices and a music room and the garage into a woodwork room; building of a new library, toilet block and impressive performance and sports facilities. Gardens flourish and a nature-based playground is added to every year.
We now have over 240 students. Behind the physical changes are years of tireless effort from an evolving community of dedicated staff members and committed parents, always working to build on that original vision of bringing Rudolf Steiner education to the NSW Central Coast.