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.