Staff at Warrah school are supported to undertake ongoing professional development across a wide range of organisations. This may include visiting other schools providing special education to children to learn, network and share current learning and resources. Opportunities are also provided each year for teachers to attend the National and State based Steiner Education conferences and trainings as well as general educational workshops, conferences and webinars that offer specific skills or provide current research, areas of development such as the creative arts or one of the Key Learning Areas.  

We will also consider the possibility of providing a second Curative Training and Development Course for Warrah teachers and any other interested parties to deepen and develop the work. The current course has proven to be a stimulating program facilitating dialogue and learning for all and providing a place to explore a range of innovative teaching skills and resources. Such opportunities and commitments are essential to ensuring our teachers and teaching is responsive, creative and informed by current practice and the needs of parents and their children. 

 Enquiries for placements, workshops should be made to the Principal Jan Fowler on 02 9651 2411 or


Annual Curative Seminar

April 19 -21, 2017

“Autism & the Sense of Self”

At Warrah Special School

A practical 3 day seminar aiming to share and grow the body of knowledge, insight and practice in the field of special education from an anthroposophical perspective. We welcome Steiner Teachers, Learning Support Teachers,Curative Educators, Therapists, & others who support children with special needs and/or learning difficulties. Parents are most welcome to attend on Day 2.

Enquiries & Registration:

Rebecca Beare

Phone: (02) 9651 2411


Warrah Society

20 Harris Road

Dural NSW 2158

Registration Details

Cost: $400 + GST

Includes 3 full days fully catered

Or $150 per day + GST

Registration & payment by April 1st

Visa & Mastercard accepted


Some self catered accommodation is available at Warrah.

We can also advise on some local options.

Location & Travel

Warrah is located in the Hills District of Sydney, 36kms NW of Central Station & 45kms from Sydney Airport.

Please discuss your travel requirements when registering.


Barbara Baldwin

Barbara Baldwin, MSPA; B.Sc. Speech Pathology; Dip Special Education; Dip Chirophonetic Therapy is a speech pathologist and special educator of international standing.She has worked with people with disabilities of all ages, in many countries and different settings, which include residential care, education and vocational training. Barbara is currently based in Adelaide, South Australia and travels extensively, lecturing on language and learning, child development and different learning styles, needs and abilities.

Dr Lakshmi Prasanna

Dr Lakshmi was the founding president of the Anthroposophic Medical Society in India and has 25 years of experience as a Paediatrician and School Doctor, and has developed a deep understanding of the connections between education, child development, health and parenting. She has worked actively with children with Autism for most of her working years. She now works as a lecturer and consultant internationally offering private consultations also to parents and teachers. For more information on Lakshmi’s work go to

Jan Fowler

Jan is Warrah School’s Principal, appointed in 2015. She has a broad background across teaching,educationaladministration, counsellingandcommunity development in Anthroposophical & other institutions in Australia and internationally.She is a member of Mira Companions, an international consultancy working in organisational development inspired by the work of Bernard Lievegoed and Rudolf Steiner.