Transform Yourself, Transform the World.

Taruna is the home of holistic adult education in New Zealand.

At Taruna we offer professional and personal development programmes and short courses across teaching, organic and biodynamic farming, nursing and art. We have unique courses, world class tutors and beautiful surroundings. Our strong community lives and breathes the Taruna philosophy, which is based in anthroposophy, the study of human wisdom, developed originally by Rudolf Steiner.

Our students come from all over New Zealand and around the world to study with us.

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Vision Statement

Provoking individual, community, and global freedom.

Early Childhood Short Course coming up in August!

Taking registrations now

This is a ‘taster’ course that will lift the veil on young children from 0-7 and how we care for them in a Steiner/ Waldorf setting. It may give you another view on the education and care of the young child and the protection of childhood and/or it may help you decide if you want to enroll in the Steiner/Waldorf Diploma course, starting in 2017.

WHEN: 26th – 30th August 2016
WHERE: Taruna College, 33 Te Mata Peak Rd, Havelock North.
COST: $515.00

Applications Close: Thursday 25th of August, 2016.

Spring/Summer course starts in November!

Certificate in Applied Organics & Biodynamics

Taking enrolments now

Discover a new relationship with the land and sustainable food production. Explore practical methods using organics and biodynamic principles to grow truly nutritious food.

Applications Close: Friday 4th of November, 2016.