An Active Community
The Dandenong Ranges Steiner School is supported by a strong community of parents and like-minded people. This page looks at some of the extra efforts being made by the DRSS community. We encourage new and existing families to participate in some of the school's extensive community activities. It's a great way to get to know other families and enjoy the vibrant community here at the school.
Spring Market & Fair
An annual Spring Market & Fair is held each year. Early in the year a sub-committee of parents is formed to plan & prepare for the school's biggest event of the year. The day features a large market, children's activities, wholesome food & open classrooms. The date for the 2017 Fair is Sunday 29th October.
The Dandenong Ranges Steiner School holds two Open Days during Education Week each year in May. The Early Childhood Campus holds it's Open Day on a Saturday morning. The Primary Campus holds it's Open Day on a school day, school is in session and classrooms are open to the public. Volunteering to help out at the School's Open Days is a great way to help showcase the school to the wider community.
The DRSS craft group meets every week to create handcrafted items to sell to raise money for the school. The group is run by two parents and apart from fundraising the vision for the group is to provide a practical and social outlet for parents and to inspire them with beautiful projects and ideas that they can take into their own homes. No experience is necessary and all materials are provided and children are welcome to come along. Please contact the office on 03 8790 4797 if you are interested in joining the craft group.
Publicity & Fund-raising Group
This group meets monthly to plan strategies & activities for promoting the school & raising funds. These include holding stalls at markets and festivals, mounting displays in public places such as libraries, scheduling public talks & workshops and planning an advertising schedule. The group is also responsible for overseeing the Open Day & organising fund-raising events, such as the annual Trivia Night.
Committee of Management
The DRSS is governed by a Committee of Management, comprising teachers & Members of the DRSS Association. The Committee is appointed at the Annual General Meeting.
Dandenong Ranges Steiner School Incorporated
Parents and interested others are welcome to apply for membership of the DRSS Association. The Association is incorporated with the Victorian Department of Consumer Affairs.
Please contact us if you are interested in finding out more about any of the above Groups.