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Michelle Zuccolo: 2018 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Finalist



Michelle Zuccolo: 2018 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Finalist

Michelle Zuccolo, Sophia Mundi’s IB Visual Art Teacher, has been selected as one of 128 semi-finalists in the 2018 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP). Australia’s richest art prize with prize money of $180,000 including a $150,000 first prize. Run by the Moran Arts Foundation, the DMNPP (which is celebrating its 30th anniversary) invites entries […]

Catch Up: The World is Turning



Catch Up: The World is Turning

(Original blog post can be found on Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School’s website) Hearing someone breathlessly announce a brand new educational idea and then find that it’s something we (Glenaeon in particular and Steiner schools in general) have been doing or advocating forever, is a regular occurrence these days. Positive Education, Mindfulness, Sustainability, Organic School Gardens, […]

Recent Changes to Sophia Mundi Steiner School Board Composition



Recent Changes to Sophia Mundi Steiner School Board Composition

Dear Sophia Mundi Community, On behalf of the Sophia Mundi Board, I’d like to update you on some recent changes in the Board’s composition. Over 2018, we have farewelled three long term Board members: Eleni Kondos, Robin Power and Emrys Nekvapil. These members have served the Board and the school community with determination and industriousness, […]

Strangers in Our Homes: TV and Our Children’s Minds by Susan Johnson, M.D.



Strangers in Our Homes: TV and Our Children’s Minds by Susan Johnson, M.D.

US American pediatrician and Waldorf teacher Susan R.Johnson explains the fatal consequences of watching television and playing computer games on child-development in this article, published in Waldorf Today and The Online Waldorf Library . Drawing from brain research, she shows that children need natural, multi-sensory stimuli for their healthy development. TV rots the senses in […]

The Gabriel Talks – 2018 program: ‘Wholistic Family Life: eight workshops.’



The Gabriel Talks – 2018 program: ‘Wholistic Family Life: eight workshops.’

The Gabriel Talks enter their 14th year with the presentation of a Parent Education Program offered in terms 3 and 4. There is no charge to join this program, however interested participants are asked to commit to the entire course. The program of talks offers an opportunity to explore the life of the young child, and […]

Michelle Zuccolo: Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize Finalist



Michelle Zuccolo: Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize Finalist

Michelle Zuccolo,  Sophia Mundi’s IB Visual Art Teacher, is one 32 finalists in this year’s $19 000 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize (BAAP), chosen for her portrait of Paralympian and four-time Australian Open Champion, Dylan Alcott. Dylan is an Australian wheelchair basketballer, wheelchair tennis player, radio host and motivational speaker. He has received the Order of […]

Winter Spiral Festival 21 June 2018



Winter Spiral Festival 21 June 2018

As the Sun reaches its lowest zenith, the light and warmth of the earth are dwindling. The inward turning season of Winter brings an awakening of the creativity, the soul of the Human Being. So the Winter Spiral is a quiet and reverent recognition of the inner light that we carry, when nature all around […]

Playing a musical instrument has a positive effect on attainment



Playing a musical instrument has a positive effect on attainment

The findings of a recent study by Dr Susan Hallam,  Professor of Education and Music Psychology at the Institute of Education and Kevin Rogers, of Hampshire Music Service, show that young people playing a musical instrument enjoy greater progress and better academic outcomes than those who do not, with the greatest impact for those playing […]

New Appointment: Phil Jopson, Head of Middle School



New Appointment: Phil Jopson, Head of Middle School

Sophia Mundi is proud to appoint Phil Jopson, current ICT and Hard Arts Teacher as Head of Middle School. Phil, who was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, has worked in Steiner schools as an art educator for over two decades.  He is also a multi-media artist and has exhibited his sculpture, drawings, short films, performance […]