Michael Park School embraces and honours Aotearoa New Zealand’s bi-cultural heritage and considers all human beings to be free and equal in dignity and rights. While acknowledging Rudolf Steiner’s work, Michael Park School works out of an approach of equity, strongly rejecting any historical inferences of racial prejudice. We uphold this position both as an individual school and as a member school of the Federation of the Rudolf Steiner / Waldorf Schools (New Zealand) whose curriculum guidelines state that:
The principles that are fundamental to Steiner/Waldorf Education are that it is accessible to, and able to be adapted to, the needs of different ethnicities, culture and religions.
Curriculum content allows for the exploration of a wide variety of cultural traditions and world views.
Steiner/Waldorf schools in Aotearoa New Zealand strive to imbue their curricula with the unique spirit and history of this land and its peoples.