Signature Courses

Taruna has a strong reputation as a quality adult education provider.  The College has developed four principle areas of adult learning expertise, each with its own faculty. Signature courses are offered by each of these faculties and these provide students contemporary and relevant learning programmes. Certificates are awarded to students who complete all learning requirements.

Art of Well-being

Find new ways to refresh your sense of well-being and give you new heart for life and work. The Art of Well-Being focuses on three themes that renew our well-being: Art, Life-story (Biography) work and Contemporary ideas about what it is to be truly human.

Rudolf Steiner Education

Taruna offers professional development and training course for teachers, would-be teachers and others wanting to explore a new educational environment – one that honours and addresses what it means to be fully human.

Movement for Education

Equipping teachers to work with movement in the classroom for children’s Self-awareness, Self-mastery and Joy of Movement.

Anthroposophic Nursing

Taruna College, with the endorsement of the Anthroposophic Nurses Association in NZ, offers the Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing (FCAN) which will prepare nurses to work with external treatments including working with the parts of the Rhythmical Einreibung (Rhythmical Body Oiling).

Spirited Childhood

A workshop series for early childhood teachers and carers working with children from birth to three years.

Short Courses

Taruna offers a range of short courses that create opportunity for both personal and professional development and the chance to experience what is special about Taruna. These courses include courses in Art, Crafts Health Care, Well-Being, Relationships and Communication. Our courses vary with the seasons as we seek to continually offer a fresh and dynamic range of learning topics. All courses are led by experienced adult educators who make the learning experience engaging and memorable.

The Art of Morning Circle

Explore how to structure a circle for rhythm and healthy breathing. Master an activity that underpins and complements the Main Lesson.

Continuing the Journey

Art of Well-Being follow-up seminar to reconnect and keep your learning alive.

Art for Beginners

Come and have a go, play with colour and explore your artistic inner self.

Art Classes

Art classes are for those who have completed our beginners class and are at a more independent level.

Winter Warmers Craft Workshops

Crafts that foster creativity and connection. Come and learn from master craftspeople.

Supportive Therapies Workshop

This workshop is to provide support and guidance with an anthroposophical nursing approach, to other health professionals, in particular for those with stress and anxiety – born out of need seen here with the after effects of the cyclone.

Waldorf High School Summer Intensives

These two days address one of the fundaments of Steiner pedagogy: Exploring subjects through a dedicated Main Lesson.  This integrated approach to learning dedicates a block of time for deep and broad study that is both academic and experiential.

Biodynamic Learning Pathways

The BD association is currently exploring and shaping new learning pathways, which are likely to include Taruna College as a center of learning.