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Lou Harvey-Zahra is a Rudolf Steiner, Primary and Special Needs teacher with 25 years’ experience from Melbourne. She is a bestselling Steiner parenting author with 5 books including ‘Happy Child, Happy Home’ (translated into three languages); ‘Creative Discipline, Connected Family’ and her new book ‘Growing Children, Thriving Children: Raising 7 to 12-year olds with confidence and awareness’.  Lou presents to parents and teachers across Australia, UK and LA each year. Lou facilities staff development and teacher-training courses and is a key lecturer for Sydney Rudolf Steiner College. See her website is

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Creative Discipline

Parent Workshop


Lou Harvey-Zhara

We look forward to rescheduling them in 2021.

When                 TBA

                             9.30 - 12.30  Parents with toddlers to 6

                             1.30 - 4.30    Parents with 7 to 12 year olds


Where                Silver Tree Steiner School

                              695 Roland Rd, Parkerville WA 6081

Fee                      Morning             $70     Full

                                                           $60     Concession

                                                                        centrelink, student, partner

                              Afternoon         $70     Full

                                                           $60     Concession

                                                                        centrelink, student, partner

                              Full Day             $125    Full

                                                          $ 110   Concession

                                                                        centrelink, student, partner


Coordinator     Jenny Hill


Learn creative discipline tools to create more relaxed and connected parent and child relationships and strengthen bond;, understand the reasons behind common behaviours, create family values, set limits while maintaining closeness and trust, transform tricky moments in a positive manner, and teach children skills that will help them throughout their lives.

Is it possible to discipline without using punishments and rewards, yes, it is! A workshop full of inspiring and practical ideas that will enhance family life.

Two age ranges covered with practical tips and real-life solutions for common issues: tantrums, bedtimes, tricky eating, sibling squabbles, and later chores, attitude, manners, transforming anger and more…


Testimonials Parent Workshops: 

‘Since attending Lou’s workshop and using her techniques, I have become a much happier and confident mother, with far less conflicts over everything. So thank you!’ Katie Mackie (parent) 


‘So not even 24 hours after your workshop and my relationship with my children has changed forever!’ Sarah Gandolfo (parent)


‘Thank you Lou, your ideas have helped me so much, I can't even begin to tell you, or thank you enough!’ Emma Gilmartin (parent)


‘Most changes took seconds to implement and we are all enjoying it, so from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for sharing all this wonderful knowledge you have gained over the years. It's already made such an impact in all our lives.’ Sally Jones (parent)

‘Creative Discipline will lighten the load and enlighten the mind. I recommend Lou’s workshops and books to all parents.’ John Allison (Steiner educational consultant and author)


Creative Discipline

in the Classroom


Lou Harvey-Zhara

When                 TBA  1.30 - 5.00


Where                Perth Waldorf School, 14 Gwilliam Drive, Bibra Lake 6163

Fee                      $75     Full

                              $65    Concession

                                          centrelink, student.

Coordinator     Jenny Hill


Effective and positive classroom management is the cornerstone of every classroom. Teachers who feel confident to engage and focus students will achieve higher learning outcomes. Classroom management strategies are paramount for students to learn in a respectful, safe, and caring environment. Classroom discipline can be a stressful component of a teacher’s work life. Therefore, this course provides knowledge and understanding of the reasons behind challenging behaviours and a toolbox of practical, everyday ideas for good classroom management and for transforming classroom behaviours in an effective manner. All teachers require positive strategies to manage classroom disruptions and inappropriate classroom behaviours for the optimum learning of all students, and for their own professional development and career satisfaction.

Teacher-Training Testimonials: 

‘Lou not only brings keen valuable insight to teachers and parents, she does it with humour, humanness, and heart. She goes beyond philosophy and leaves everyone with the gifts of practical ideas and tools to implement in the classroom and at home.’

Lisa Jordan McCarthy (Dean of Education of Maple Village Waldorf School)


‘Lou has been a treasure trove of great ideas for our staff. We all thoroughly enjoy her presentations on child development. Thank you, you are a star Lou!” Uli Hasel (School Leader of Wild Cherry Steiner School in Bairnsdale, Australia)


‘Thank you so much for coming to our school today.  You are such an inspiring speaker; your heartfelt passion and extensive experience shines through.  I know that you have touched our hearts and encouraged us all as teachers in our relationships with our students.’ Linda Dalgliesh (York Steiner School teacher, UK)

School talks 

Date TBA - West Coast Steiner School, 7pm to 8.30pm: 'Happy Child, Happy Home'. This talk covers making ordinary moments extraordinary from toddler to twelve. 

Date TBA  - Perth Waldorf School, 7pm to 8.30pm: 'Growing Children, Thriving Children: Raising 7 to 12 Year Olds with Confidence and Awareness' Important transitions at 7, 9 and 12 and how to help children 'thrive!'
AND I will also be speaking at Perth Waldorf School to parents with toddlers to 6 years on 'Conscious Parenting: Three Gifts of Early Childhood' at 1pm to 2.30pm on Date TBA 

Date TBA - Silver Tree Steiner School at 7pm on 'Growing Children, Thriving Children: Raising 7 to 12 Year Olds with Confidence and Awareness': What to Know; What to Do, What to Say during Middle Childhood 
AND Date TBA - Silver Tree Steiner School at 9.15am to 10.45am on 'Conscious Parenting: Three Gifts of Early Childhood' (parents with toddler to 6 years)

Date TBA - Helena River Steiner School, 7pm to 8.30pm on 'Happy Child, Happy Home' This covers 'Rhythms of Strong Family Connections from Toddler to Twelve'

Date TBA at Golden Hill Steiner School, 7pm to 8.30pm on 'Happy and Thriving Children' 
Date TBA at Leaning Tree Steiner School, 6.30pm to 8pm on 'Happy and Thriving Children'