James Goodlet

MEd (Leadership), BA, Dip. Teach. (Primary)


James believes in the power of educating the whole child: head, heart and hands. His passions include playing and coaching sport, playing music, the beach, gardening, building, bushwalking and spending time with his family. For over 20 years his career has been predominantly in primary teaching and education leadership and management in state schools, Steiner schools and independent schools. He has also worked in outdoor education and environmental studies as a teacher and manager. He has experience in the building industry as a tradesman and construction manager. He currently combines all these skills and experiences as Principal at Aurora.

James sees the challenge of growing a Steiner school in the Southern Highlands as exciting.  Even though Aurora’s numbers are small at this stage, it already has a strong community with committed, generous, big-hearted people. He would like to build on this strength and foster the creation of a friendly, inclusive place for learning. A place where adventure is encouraged and creativity is nurtured. A healthy place for all with a focus on the outdoor classroom, practical and artistic skills and the development of independence and resilience in young people.

James is in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. He is happy for you to contact him anytime on principal@aurorasteiner.nsw.edu.au or 0432 212 586 and in the office on 48622300