Cristina Rubsamen

In 1996, I was part of the initiative of founding Rainbow Ridge School for Steiner Education now located at Lillian Rock near Nimbin. I was on the school board for 10 years and held the position of the treasurer. I have been employed by the school for the last 15 years and managed the office. During this time I have undertaken studies of Anthroposophic Philosophy specifically in relation to education and therapeutic work. I grew up in Germany and trained in nursing and midwifery before I came to Australia 32 years ago. Here I studied homeopathy and worked in private practice for some time.

For the past 16 years I have been actively involved in the Steiner / Waldorf school movement in Australia and my professional development has included studies of Extra Lesson, Bothmer Gymnastics and, to a large degree, elements of ‘School Health Consultancy’.

Through my involvement at a Steiner school from the pioneering stage into a more consolidated and professional phase I have learned much and gained a lot of experiences. I have great enthusiasm and a strong commitment to participate and offer my contribution to the ongoing development of approaches coming out of Anthroposophy. I always endeavour to keep the intention of the work, study and my services in relation to the teachings and philosophical indications given by Rudolf Steiner.

Cristina is currently the Treasurer of the Board and can be reached at