Welcome to the Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School

Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School is an integrated area school with a special character, namely Rudolf Steiner/Waldorf Education, with a total roll of over 310 students ranging from age 4 (in the Early Childhood Centre/Kindergarten- 3 Kindergarten Groups), students in the Lower School Classes 1 - 7 (Yrs 2 - 8) and in the Upper School Classes 8 - 12           (Yrs 9 - 13). We also have one class for Special Needs students.

Matariki Mid Winter Festival

Ka puta Matariki ka rere Whānui.
Ko te tohu tēnā o te tau e!

Matariki re-appears, Whānui starts its flight.
Being the sign of the New Year!


Matariki is actually a small cluster of tiny sparkling stars which appear when the sun, drifting north on the shortest day in winter, reaches the north-eastern end of the horizon. It is a time linked to the winter solstice, when the sun begins its journey south again and is traditionally a time to celebrate unity and family.

Matariki is a significant festival for us all at Raphael House; we are preparing both inwardly and outwardly for this time at school. It is an opportunity for us all to reflect and give thanks, to celebrate the earth and to show respect for the land on which we live.


Enjoy the photos on our community gallery page

Important Dates

30 July - 30 August

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Term Dates

Term 1: 3 Feb - 17 Apr

Term 2: 5 May - 4 Jul

Term 3: 21 Jul - 26 Sep

Term 4: 13 Oct - 18 Dec