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Sophia Mundi Open Day/ Spring Fair



Sophia Mundi Open Day/ Spring Fair

Sunday 12 November 2017, 10am – 4pm The Sophia Mundi Open Day is full of activities for the whole family – delicious food, live music, performances, a magical children’s tent and open classrooms with examples of student’s work from Prep – Year 12. The school offers an insight into Steiner Education and the International Baccalaureate […]

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; […]

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 […]

Inspired Learning Projects Class 7-10 – Sophia Mundi Steiner School



Inspired Learning Projects Class 7-10 – Sophia Mundi Steiner School

Our Inspired Learning Projects for classes 7, 8,9 10 have finished for term 1. We gathered in the Maths room on Tuesday afternoon to present our work and talk about our the inspirations and ideas the  help to identify us as people living and working in this beautiful place. Each class explored the local area […]

Class 8 – Industrial Revolution Main Lesson



Class 8 – Industrial Revolution Main Lesson

In our main lesson we have studied the Industrial Revolution. We have built a model village of what the world looked like in the 18th century. We started building in 1710 and gave each village a tavern, a church, and a smith tanners. We have slowly built it up until it was more similar to […]

American Students: Smartphone Experts Who Struggle in Reading and Math



American Students: Smartphone Experts Who Struggle in Reading and Math

This article was taken from Waldorf Today. Written by Richard Freed American teens’ increasing access to smartphones is driving a meteoric rise in their entertainment tech use. The recently released Common Sense media report shows that teens now spend an incredible 6 hours and 40 minutes each day using video games, online videos, social media, […]

Class 10 Ancient Cultures



Class 10 Ancient Cultures

Each day began with raising the sun as the morning verse – week 1 Hymn to Ra, Week 2 an Incan prayer to the sun. The emphasis of week 1 was to discover how we know about ancient cultures. We worked with a wide range of ancient literary and non-literary sources, discovering that we only […]

For creativity, capability and resilience, Steiner schools work



Author Tao Bak Educational Developer at Victoria University The arty Steiner schools are expanding all over the world, but are they as effective as regular schools? Flickr/storebukkebrose, CC BY-SA Steiner education is a popular choice of alternative schooling in Australia, with more than 40 schools country-wide. Along with other alternatives to mainstream schooling, Australia seems […]