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.
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).
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 Well-Being Continued
Art of Well-Being follow-up seminar to reconnect and keep your learning alive.
Winter Warmers Craft Workshops
Crafts that foster creativity and connection. Come and learn from master craftspeople.
Therapies for Care and Recovery
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.