Taruna is a special and truly unique place of learning. This well-loved homestead on the slopes of Te Mata Peak carries a sense of special, even sacred energy, for all who come here. It is connected to nature, to the seasons, to the land. It is a welcoming place of peace and plenty. This place enables people – every friend – to develop and to become, as they learn in a nurturing and creative way.
Taruna is also purposeful and aspirational. Learning programmes and approaches are contemporary, informed with current thinking and ideas, and at the same time grounded on the robust foundation that anthroposophy instils. Students experience lively, artistic and imaginative ways of learning that are both experiential and affirming. What happens at Taruna connects spiritual, social and practical aspects of life and work. Tutors take interest in students so that learning is rich, personal and engaging. Through what is taught and learned, students can expand their mind and develop a new sense of curiosity for the world around them.
Learning processes are robust and professional. High standards of tuition, delivery and course review are followed so that there is a consistently positive and valuable learning experience.