Enrolments for our Diploma in Rudolf Steiner Education Closing Soon!
Applications for our 2015 Diploma in Rudolf Steiner Education close on the 15th of November 2014.
If you’re interested in applying for this fantastic course please contact us now and we can give you all the information you need to complete your enrolment.
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Our Staff || Trish Giddens
Trish is Taruna College’s new manager. With over 30 years’ experience in health and social service management roles, Trish also worked in local government for 12 years. She is a member of the Maori Relationship Health Board, which represents Ngati Kahungunu on the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board.
Her passion for education, health and well-being is underpinned by her interest in using the principles of Rudolph Steiner and also Dr Mason Durie’s Whare Tapu Wha holistic health model.
Email Trish: email@example.com
Our Students || Martin Gastinger
Martin Gastinger came to Steiner secondary teaching 10 years ago and thanks to Taruna’s In Service New Zealand Steiner Teacher’s Certificate (NZSTC), he has been able to take the time to further develop his professional skills and personal passion for Steiner Education.
“This is a special place – Taruna has got this knowledge here: in the tutors, the library and the (collegial) community. Meeting the others on the course has been very inspiring, seeing their enthusiasm is contagious. That is something that I always take home when I’m here that this movement is very much alive and I’m part of it.”
“The human being has this deep spiritual dimension that is often neglected in other world views. We strive to become more human as long as we go. We try to take all these forces – head, hand and heart – and unite them to a healthy whole.” The course has also reconnected Martin with the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of Steiner teaching in Aotearoa. The principles of truth, beauty and goodness still hold true, he says, “and are relevant to all societies.” “The holistic approach of Steiner Education bridges a gap between the separated modern world and the Maori values. It is a great gift from Steiner that the curriculum isn’t fenced in and we have a great freedom to look at the needs of our young people in our time.”