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Lorien Novalis School is a Rudolf Steiner School in the Hills District, north west of Sydney, Australia.

Lorien Novalis encompasses 16 acres in a beautiful bushland setting. The outdoor space has many natural elements, including biodynamic gardens, fruit trees, hens and beehives. We believe that harmonious and stimulating surrounds nurture the health and wellbeing of our children and educators, connecting them to the reverence and awe of the natural environment. Lorien Novalis’ indoor and outdoor learning spaces encourage collaboration, communication and exploration. We place value on the natural environment and the beauty and creativity that it inspires.

Architecturally designed by David Jacobson, a Steiner school graduate, the buildings and outdoors surrounds have been designed to help younger children nurture imagination and creative play while allowing older students relate to the natural environment. While some of the younger classes have their own special spaces, the school play areas are shared by everyone from Preschool to Year 12. The grounds have been developed through Steiner’s guidelines of biodynamics and have been maintained in this way for over 40 years.