Welcome to Aurora’s High School!

Our secondary curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of young people in today’s complex world and offers:

  • Academic rigour and ethic of excellence
  • A focus on outdoor education and adventure
  • An arts-enriched curriculum
  • Inquiry-based learning tailored to students’ individual strengths
  • Unique opportunities for community engagement and leadership development.

The very first robot built by our 7/8 Class.

As our primary school has grown over the past years, there’s been increasing demand for Steiner education through to Year 12 right here in the Highlands. The year 2020 saw the opening of our first high school class, and we are delighted to have a group of kind and capable young people as our pioneering cohort. 

In 2022, Aurora Steiner High School is offering Years 7- 10, and we will be extending year by year, with our eldest students graduating in 2024.

Aurora Southern Highlands Steiner School is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. 

Light experiments for Class 9: Snell’s Law

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. 

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.

My daughter’s expression and creativity have just flourished at the school, it’s been truly remarkable to watch. It’s rewarding as a parent to know we are giving our children a childhood experience like no other, with strong foundations for life.

Parent, 2020

If you want to find out more, download our High School Prospectus or the latest Aurora High News update below.

Pioneer’s Scholarships for High School

Aurora Southern Highlands Steiner School is expanding to Year 12! 

Over the coming years, we’re taking our eldest students right through their secondary schooling, with our first Year 12 group graduating in 2024. We are currently undergoing accreditation to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma as our senior years qualification, and are set to be the first school in the Highlands to offer this rigorous and well-recognised course.

In recognition of the grit, big-heartedness and leadership ability called for in our pioneering students, we’re proud to be offering a limited number of Pioneer’s Scholarships for students entering our high school in 2022.  

These scholarships provide a 50% fee subsidy for the course of a student’s schooling.

Selection Criteria

AREA OF SPECIAL SKILL: Are you especially good at something, be it academic work, music, sport, or something else? We’re looking for students who strive for excellence and are committed to honing their skills. 

ASPIRATION: We are looking for students who work hard. You don’t have to get the best marks but you have to be willing to take on new experiences, give things a go, and try your best.

SERVICE: At Aurora, we care about other people, our communities and our families. We want students who give back to others and we look for examples of how you do this.

LEADERSHIP: Are you someone who’s up for the challenge of helping to build a high school from the ground up? We call on our students to take initiative, be inclusive and welcoming, and make the most of the many opportunities at hand. 

FINANCIAL NEED: Would this opportunity make a profound difference to your family? 

How to Apply

To apply, please write a letter together with your child addressing the selection criteria. Please include some supporting documents if possible, for example letters of recommendation from community members or your current school, an indication of your financial status and so on. These documents can be submitted in hardcopy or emailed to enrol@aurorasteiner.nsw.edu.au for the attention of Melissa Savill, Principal.