Spring Intensive – Primary Class Teacher

2023 Primary Class Teacher Spring Intensive

A four-day in-person block intensive - 1-4 September 2023

Welcome the Spring term in with an invigorating Primary Class Teacher block intensive for learning, fellowship and fun.  

This in-person block intensive can be taken to complement our part-time online Primary Class Teacher course or can be attended on its own, depending on your needs.   

All sessions are based upon the indications of Rudolf Steiner and offer: 

  • practical activities that you can immediately apply to your own setting, 
  • skills that you build upon
  • resources to learn from, and 
  • a colleagial environment in which you can share your experiences and questions. 

You will also have a chance to  relax to a dinner and folkdancing on Saturday evening.

The block intensive is suitable for students,  Primary teachers, mainstream teachers and teaching assistants in the primary school, homeschoolers, parents and anyone who would like to learn about practical, engaging activities for children.

This course will give you a certificate of professional development hours referencing the Australian Teacher Professional Standards. 

Block intensive timetable

Practical information

1-4 September 2023.  Friday 9.00am – Monday 5.15pm.


This is an in-person event and no recordings will be made.

Cost: $850 per term.


Enrolment enquiries: Carmen 03 9876 5199 or email c.kwong@steinerseminar.edu.au


There are a number of options for accommodation:


·         Air BnB – https://www.airbnb.com.au/warranwood-australia/stays

·         Bungunyah Apartments – perfect if you are bringing your family – https://www.bungunyahapartments.com.au/


We may be able to organise billeting for a few students depending on availability of rooms in homes.

Camping or Seminar classroom

The Seminar can offer basic accommodation of a tent space or classroom (to be shared), shared kitchen, bathrooms, and shower.  You will need to bring your own bedding, towels, toiletries.

Please let us know if you would like to stay on the Seminar grounds.


Morning and afternoon tea and Saturday dinner will be provided.


There is a very good café a 10 minute walk from the Seminar for breakfast, or lunch.  Lunchtime food order can be phone through at morning tea time and collected during the lunch break.

Grocery stores

There are two small shopping strips for groceries and cafes within a 5 minute drive of the Seminar at McAdam Square and North Ringwood. You are welcome to use the Seminar’s kitchen for meal preparation.


There is a SkyBus service from Tullamarine Airport to the city.  For more information see https://www.skybus.com.au/southern-cross-station/

Two train lines connect Southern Cross station with Ringwood, our closest train station.  They are the Lilydale line and Belgrave line.  From the Ringwood station, take the 364 bus to the front of the Seminar at 37A Wellington Park Drive.

For more information about public transportation in Victoria see https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/journey

Apply for the intensive

What to bring

Clothing and toiletries

Because there will be lots of movement during the intensive, please pack comfortable, loose clothing and shoes that are easy to move in.  Melbourne in early September is cool to cold compared to some other parts of Australia, so please bring very warm clothes for the evening and layers for the day. Include a raincoat and Eurythmy slippers if you have them.

Study material

·         Your recorder

·         Notepads or main lesson books, pencil or pen

·         Folder for holding handouts


If you are staying on the premises you will need to bring:

·         Camping mattress

·         Sheets, pillow

·         Blankets, doona

·         Towel


Please notify us by email if you will be withdrawing from the intensive. 

·       If you withdraw prior to the first session we will refund any fees paid less a $145 administration fee.

No refunds will be considered once the intensive begins.