Our Mission Statement

The ethos of Sheiling School is based on the social, therapeutic and educational principles of Rudolf Steiner. Essential to the school is the recognition and belief that behind every disability, each young person’s human integrity and spiritual wholeness are preserved.  For Sheiling School, this means that every child, both because of and despite their individual needs, has something to give and something to learn in all of their relationships, with other children, staff, teachers, carers, friends, and family.

We believe that mutual recognition and acceptance, within a distinct community setting, enable both the individual independence and social connectedness that form the basis of growth and change.  We believe that recognising each child’s human and spiritual integrity means to educate and care for the whole child; intellectually, morally, spiritually and physically.