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Annual Music Concert 2017



Annual Music Concert 2017

Annual Music Concert Our Annual Music Concert is a major highlight of the year, showcasing the rich and diverse talent of music ensemble groups from our Secondary School students. The evening will feature pieces from the great masters of Western Classical music through to contemporary Australian composers and international singer/songwriters.   Wednesday 13th September 2017 […]

Autism and the Soul Quality of the Child – Special Needs/ Inclusive Education PD Day



Autism and the Soul Quality of the Child – Special Needs/ Inclusive Education PD Day

Autism and the Soul Quality of the Child INCLUSIVE EDUCATION Meeting the VIT & ATSIL standards of “inclusive education for all students with disabilities and additional needs”. Saturday 26 August 8:30am – 4:00pm Keynote speaker: Barbara Baldwin   MSPA; B.Sc. Speech Pathology; Dip Special Education; Dip Chirophonetic Therapy Barbara Baldwin is a speech pathologist and special […]

Inclusive Education – PD Day



Inclusive Education – PD Day

2017 Victorian & Tasmanian Steiner Teachers (SEA Member Schools) Professional Development Day Meeting the VIT & ATSIL standards of “inclusive education for all students with disabilities and additional needs”. Friday 25 August 8:30am – 4:00pm view Schedule here view Workshops here book Tickets here   Keynote speaker: Barbara Baldwin   MSPA; B.Sc. Speech Pathology; Dip Special Education; […]

Powerful messages delivered on canvas – Sophia Mundi Steiner School



Powerful messages delivered on canvas – Sophia Mundi Steiner School

The Following article was published in the Chronicle on November 10, 2016. Wirtten by Amber Wilson When Michelle Zuccolo looks at a taxidermied animal, she sees something deeper than its bristly pelt or beady eyes. The Ballarat and Melbourne-based artist uses the stuffed creatures for models because it gives her an opportunity to help bring them back to […]

Steiner schools rising in popularity Australia-wide



Steiner schools rising in popularity Australia-wide

The following Article was written by Samantha Turnbull for ABC on October 7 Steiner schools are rising in popularity across Australia with three new schools built in as many years, lengthy waiting lists, and the introduction of a degree in Steiner education at a Queensland university. Australia’s first Steiner, also known as Waldorf, school opened […]

Class 8 Play – Sophia Mundi Steiner School Presents: The Tempest



Class 8 Play – Sophia Mundi Steiner School Presents: The Tempest

Class 8 students by day, Thespians by night!  After weeks of rehearsal, on Thursday evening we were treated to the much anticipated Sophia Mundi Class 8 performance of Shakespeare’s, The Tempest. Families, friends and staff gathered in our newly landscaped school courtyard on what was a perfect Spring evening, the sky overhead full of stars […]

Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework



Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework

The following article was written by Heather Shumaker for Salon.com Published on March 6 2015. Homework does have an impact on young students — but it’s not a good on. “There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.” This statement, by homework research guru Harris Cooper, of […]

The Parents’ College at Sophia Mundi



The Parents’ College at Sophia Mundi

The Parents’ College is a welcoming space for all parents and carers where we can listen and learn together; offering support and finding inspiration. It is a mix of information, discussion and practice, with a new topic each week. In 2014 the Federal Government introduced the requirement for schools to develop a School Improvement Plan […]

The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues



The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues

The following article was written by Angela Hanscom for The Washington Post, Published on September 1 2015 I still recall the days of preschool for my oldest daughter. I remember wanting to desperately enrich her life in any way possible – to give her an edge before she even got to formal schooling. I put […]

Technology is NOT a substitute for teaching



The following article was written by Dr. Rich Allen for Teachers Matter Magazine. The three guiding principles of integrating technology and teaching Infusing education with technology is a wonderful idea. Classrooms with access to the internet and mobile devices have marvellous opportunities to make learning relevant to 21st Century students. Technology offers new ways to enable […]