Raphael House is located on 12 beautiful hillside acres in the riverside city of Lower Hutt, 15 minutes north of New Zealand’s vibrant capital city, Wellington. The school, which opened in 1979 with 12 students, is now home to classes ranging from kindergarten through high school.
Thanks to Clare for the tour, Kate for the conversation and Fabiana, one of the kindergarten teachers and a Steiner BnB host, for letting me join in your class for some of the morning.
I arrived in NZ in 1989 and loved it!
I have been involved in Waldorf education since my older child (now 23) was in Kindergarten. I was part of the playgroup and helped to coordinate Waldorf playgroups once she moved on into Lower School and it was my son’s turn to start his Waldorf journey.
I have been a Kindergarten teacher in Raphael House for the last 6 years and before that I was a teacher in the Steiner Cottage where children from 3 to 5 years old attend.
Fabiana Tato, Lower Hutt — Steiner B’n’B Host