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Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School is located on a beautiful site of over 29 hectares in West Auckland's Waitakere Ranges. It is a peaceful and natural learning haven embraced by regenerating bush and bordering the Manukau Harbour, yet is only minutes from vibrant Titirangi village and 25-30 minutes from downtown Auckland.
'Titirangi' is poetically translated as 'the fringe of heaven' as it sits atop the Waitakere ranges with views over both the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours. It is a well-known for its beautiful natural environment, rich cultural life and cafes. An enclave for artists, musicians, film and craftspeople, as well as home to academics, professional, trades, environmentalists and business people.
Titirangi Village has a full spectrum of practical and cultural amenties: a small supermarket, petrol station, PostShop with stationery and dvd hire, bank, pharmacy, dentist, two doctors surgeries - including an anthroposophical doctor, physio, herbal dispensary, bakery, liquor store, florist, real estate agents, travel agent, several cafes, restaurants, bars and take-aways, library, community house, art galleries, theatre, own fire station and radio station....
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The school's unique location makes it accessible for a variety of lifestyles.
The bush living suburbs of Titirangi, Laingholm and Woodlands Park/Waima are within five minutes of school.
Following the coast are the outlying coastal areas of Parau (7 mins), and driving through Auckland Regional Park to the safe swimming beach of Cornwallis (12 mins) and picturesque coastal village of Huia (15 mins).
Within 10 minutes drive to school, on the northern slopes of the Waitakere Ranges lie elevated bush living Scenic Drive extending to Waiatarua, lifestyle blocks of Oratia, suburbs of Glen Eden and New Lynn (located around train lines), Green Bay and Blockhouse Bay to bush living bays of South Titirangi, French Bay and Wood Bay on the southern slopes.
Within 15 minutes, lie the suburbs of Kelston, Glendene, New Windsor and Lynfield.
The school is, unfortunately, not on a convenient school hours bus route. Most children travel by car to school, with many carpooling where possible with other school families. Children from Class 3 and above are encouraged to walk to school from the bottom of Laing's Hill (400m-500m). Supervised walking is also encouraged for younger children.
A 4pm after school public bus service is available from end of Helios Place to suburbs of Laingholm, Woodlands Park, Waima, Titirangi and New Lynn.