Queensland branch Contact the Queensland branch for information about activities in Brisbane and rural Queensland

About the Queensland Branch

In northern state of  Queensland, there is one central branch which covers the membership of the whole state. The Holding Group who administer the QLD branch live around Samford Valley near Brisbane but most of the members live somewhere between Noosa, the Gold Coast and Maleny. Others live further away in Kandanga, Mareeba, Bonogin, Toowoomba. There are also activities and enterprises, such as Steiner schools, held by Anthroposophists who are not members.  

Over the last several years, qldanthropoSophia (or qaS) has organised workshops inspired by many different areas of Anthroposophy with themes on biodynamics, art/colour/clay, contemporary socio-political issues and complementary medicine. Two such events that took place earlier year are described below.

The Holding Group is keen to foster interest in celebrating the festivals and holds a Celebration for the Dead with eurythmy performance every year in the middle of Winter (see below) but there are also ongoing study groups, artist groups, First Class gatherings, new school projects, play groups, and bio-dynamic farming groups. There is also the new Pacifica College of Eurythmy in Brisbane. So although the number of recorded members is only 66, the wider group is very active and diverse in interests. 

Holding Group 

describes the QLD Holding Group

Members of the QLD Branch Holding Group: (from l.to r.) Kate Sharp, Janet Bitschine and Susan Margaret

Branch secretary

Janet Bitschine

General Enquiries & Treasurer  

Susan Margaret

Membership enquiries

Kate Sharp

School of Spiritual Science

Jan Baker-Finch

Postal Contact

Susan Margaret
PO Box 1062
QLD 4053

Branch Activities


Celebration for the Dead with the Pacifica College of Eurythmy
Pacifica College, Samford
Our annual celebration for members and friends of qaS is a contemplative event where everyone is free to share their memories of a significant one who has died and crossed the threshold has always been with accompanied by a eurythmy performance organised by Jan BakerFinch

For more information, please contact the event coordinator, Janet Bitschine

Recent Workshops

Living with Love and Hatred and Sympathy and Antipathy in Our Daily Lives,
July 2020, Samford Valley Steiner School

In these soul-demanding times of the 21st century, it is often a challenge for us to stay present to our thoughts, feelings and actions and to fully understand the myriad of dynamics unfolding within and around us. This workshop, a lecture and a pastel drawing activity focused on human and spiritual development in light of love and hatred, sympathy and antipathy. 

The Light in the Foundation Stone Meditation
February 2020

This gathering focused on the quality of light in 5 reproductions of paintings referencing the Foundation Stone Meditation

School of Spiritual Science
First Class gatherings are held monthly on Sundays from 10.00 am at Alderley.
Dates vary each month so please direct your enquiries to Jan Baker-Finch.