Welcome

Are you looking for a different kind of education?
We warmly invite you to take the time to visit our school by booking a school tour and an introductory chat with our staff.

Wild Cherry School is a non-denominational, co-educational K-6 independent primary school in Bairnsdale, commercial capital of East Gippsland and gateway to the Gippsland Lakes, Wilderness Coast and High Country. The perfect place for a sea change.

Our mission is to nurture the whole child through a holistic eduction that encourages curiosity, creativity, bold questioning, positive social consciousness and a connection to the natural world. We acknowledge the importance of the child’s first twelve years to grow into a healthy, responsible human being who loves learning and who impart purpose and direction to life.

Wild Cherry School’s curriculum is based on the internationally recognised educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner and supported by the Steiner Education Australia-developed and ACARA-approved Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework.

Waldorf/Steiner education is brought to life with a play-based early years curriculum followed by a rich and integrated curriculum balancing academic, artistic, and practical experiences. Specialist teachers in eurythmy, music, handcraft, sport, library and French complement the academic curriculum with class plays, strings ensemble, choir, and woodwork. Emphasis is on developing a love of and engagement in learning within a supportive learning environment.

The children learn in beautiful classrooms in the heritage-listed original Bairnsdale hospital building surrounded by natural play areas and historic gardens.

Wild Cherry School continues to establish itself as a school which engages with the broader community within our local area and beyond, including diverse cultural communities through seasonal festivals and other events.

Call Wild Cherry School on 03 5152 1966 now. We are here to support you in any way we can.

Our office is open during school terms Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm and located at 28 McKean St, Bairnsdale. We look forward to hearing from you.

Term Dates 2019

Term 1: Wed 30 January – Fri 5 April
Term 2: Tue 23 April – Fri 21 June
Term 3: Tue 16 July – Fri 20 September
Term 4: Mon 7 Oct – Fri 13 December


Wild Cherry School, Kindergarten, and Playgroup
28 McKean Street, Bairnsdale VIC 3875
Telephone: +61 3 5152 1966
Email: admin@wildcherry.vic.edu.au


Latest News

Open Day Sat 1 June 2019

● Gift your child a love for learning ●  Come and explore Wild Cherry School. Tour the school, meet the teachers, see the children’s work, hear a performance, try some art and craft activities, enjoy a cuppa and cake. When: Saturday 1 June 2019 from 11am to 1pm Where: Wild […]

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EOI for Board Membership

We are seeking expressions of interest from community members interested in joining our school board and with expertise in one or more of the following areas: ● Waldorf/Steiner or General Education ● Finance ● Marketing ● HR ● Strategy ● Architecture ● Design ● Building ● Development ● Law If […]

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