Welcome to our beach-side school
Imagine your child joyfully leaving for school each day anticipating an engaging and happy learning environment where they are met with a curriculum that supports their developmental and emotional needs.
Goora Gan Steiner School is located by the beach in Agnes Water, a stunning coastal town on the tranquil Discovery Coast of QLD.
An accredited P-6 Primary School, Goora Gan (sandy loam Country) was founded in 2015 - with a blessing and its name given by Gooreng Gooreng Elder Uncle Merv - and opened in 2017 offering Prep-Class 2. Goora Gan is the first school of its kind in the Wide Bay region and in March 2019 the school relocated from its founding location to its beach-side home at the Agnes Water Surf Club.
The mission of Goora Gan Steiner School is to provide a Primary Years Steiner School that meets the educational goals of the Australian National Curriculum, as well as the needs of child development based on the principles determined by philosopher, Rudolf Steiner.
With Steiner philosophy underpinning the education framework, Goora Gan instils a lifelong love of learning and continued engagement through this critical stage of school years, with enriching processes that develop faculties of thinking, feeling and willing. The holistic education provides integrated development of each child’s intellectual, moral and spiritual life through the delivery of education methods balanced in academic, artistic and practical learning – developing the whole child, head, heart and hands. Goora Gan has also adopted a multi-age class model and works with the strengths of various ages of students working together and learning from each other.
Places are limited to ensure small class sizes and from 2021, Goora Gan will be at its enrolment capacity of 50 students from Prep-Class 6.
Goora Gan Steiner School acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our school operates and throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang, Tarabalang and Byellee people and their Elders past, present and emerging.
"Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings, who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives." Marie Steiner
"The need for imagination, a sense of truth and a feeling of responsibility. These three forces are the very nerve of education." Rudolf Steiner
Term 1 – 10 weeks
Tues 28 Jan – Fri 3 Apr
Term 2 – 9 weeks
Tues 21 Apr – Friday 19 Jun
Term 3 – 10 weeks
Tues 14 Jul – Fri 18 Sep
Term 4 – 9 weeks
Wed 7 Oct– Fri 4 Dec
From 8.30am to 2.30pm
Prep & Kindy
In the first seven years, children are developing their physical bodies and are primarily living in their will. During this period, learning is mostly through physical actions and imitation.