Te Ra, Paraparaumu
Drive 45 minutes north along the Kapiti coast from Raphael House in Lower Hutt and you will come to the small town of Raumati South, home of small and friendly Te Ra Steiner School. Though founded in 1996, Te Ra moved to its current location tucked between the ocean and the bush covered hills in 1998. Te Ra offers a Waldorf curriculum to children from kindergarten through middle school as well as hosting play groups for the younger child.
Thank you, Andrea Sorger, the principal, for taking the morning to show me around. Another big thank you to Maxine for your warm welcome and jovial hospitality. It was special to meet up with friends of friends, Mark and Jutta, who took the time to show me the garden and chat about life in the midst of their teaching day. Thank you!