Mansfield Steiner School

Mansfield Steiner inspires students’ critical thinking, emotional intelligence and creativity, supporting students’ development to become free-thinking, globally minded individuals, capable of designing their own lives with initiative and purpose.

Located in the foothills of the Victorian High Country, Mansfield Steiner School was founded in 1986 and has been an integral part of the educational landscape of Mansfield and District area.

Offering a rich, developmentally appropriate and ACARA approved curriculum from Preschool to Year 12, Mansfield Steiner School is one of only two Steiner schools in Australia to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

The IB Diploma Programme is a natural continuation for the Senior School, which is underpinned by the creative Steiner pedagogy in the Primary and Secondary years. At its heart the IB Diploma aims to encourage students to be knowledgeable and inquiring, but also caring and compassionate lifelong learners.

There is a strong emphasis on helping students to develop intercultural understanding, open-mindedness and the attitudes necessary for them to respect and evaluate a range of points of view.

The IB is a celebrated curriculum recognised worldwide for its integrity and holistic principles of learning. It has become a symbol of academic integrity and intellectual promise throughout the world of international education, providing sound preparation for life in the 21st Centry, and a ‘passport to the future’ for students seeking entrance to universities and colleges in Australia, and overseas. Whilst colleges and universities recognition policies may vary, they all have one thing in common; through their policies, these institutions make it apparent that they understand and appreciate the Diploma Programme graduate and the rigour of the Diploma Programme itself.

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Diploma Programme (DP)

Officially recognised as an IB World School, Mansfield Steiner School is now offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma for senior secondary (Years 11 & 12) -

The Diploma Curriculum Framework includes six academic areas surrounding the three core requirements. Over the course of the two-year program, students’ study loads comprise six academic subjects.

Three of the six subjects are studied at Higher Level: courses representing a minimum of 240 teaching hours over the two-year period (HL)

The remaining three subjects are studied at Standard Level: courses representing a minimum of 150 teaching hours over the two-year period (SL)

Mansfield Steiner School will be expanding its subject offerings in the coming years and will deliver the following subjects in 2020 - 2021

    • English Literature (HL)
    • French Language (SL)
    • History (HL)
    • Chemistry (SL)
    • Mathematics (SL)
    • Visual Arts (HL)
  • Complete an Extended Essay: a substantial written work of up to 4,000 words, that enables students to investigate a topic of special interest that they have chosen themselves. It also encourages students to develop the skills of independent research that will be expected at university.
  • Follow a Theory of Knowledge course (TOK) that encourages students to think about the nature of knowledge, to reflect on the process of learning in all the subjects they study as part of their Diploma Programme, and to make connections across the academic areas.

Participate in Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) that involves students in experiential learning through a range of artistic, sporting, physical and service activities.