Shearwater, the Mullumbimby Steiner School is in Arakwal Country, cradled by the green hills of the Byron Shire hinterland. Shearwater’s 52-acre site, which incorporates a biodynamic farm, is bounded by Mullumbimby Creek to the south and the changing face of Koonyum Range to the west.
Shearwater has a colourful history. From its humble beginnings, in 1993, in the garage of one of its founders, to an extensive campus on the site of a former dairy farm, Shearwater has grown to a double stream K to 12 school of more than 650 students, with playgroups and a registered Preschool, as well as a working farm and Trade Skills Centre.
Shearwater is committed to the continued development of a flourishing school based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner. We strive to honour the unique spirit of each child, creating a physical, social and spiritual environment in which to cultivate that child’s inner life of imagination, creativity and enthusiasm for academic challenge and physical activity.
Teachers at Shearwater work with a deep and broad curriculum to create an educational environment that addresses the developmental changes of the growing individual; they strive to provide a balance in intellectual, emotional and practical education. The creativity and joyfulness of healthy children is encouraged through an artistic approach in all areas of the learning program.
The above virtual tour was created by Shearwater students Miro Salom (Year 9) and Charlie Gill (Year 10) in 2020