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Pancakes and Fun on Shrove Tuesday



Pancakes and Fun on Shrove Tuesday

There was a lot of fun and laughter at the School with the celebration of Shrove Tuesday, traditionally a day of excess eating prior to the abstinence of Lent. Also known as Pancake Day, it was celebrated with races for each class, singing, dancing and of course, pancake-making and eating. Thanks to Sophia Mundi’s Class […]

New Students enjoy School Experience



New Students enjoy School Experience

New students Hector and Violetta Capanni are settling into Sophia Mundi Steiner School, and mum Anna Foley and dad Andrea Capanni couldn’t be happier. An artist by profession and a connector at heart, Anna was initially attracted to Steiner Education when she experienced Sophia Mundi’s connection to beauty, creativity and music. Anna has lauded the […]

First Staff PD for 2018



First Staff PD for 2018

Sophia Mundi’s staff were welcomed to the 2018 school year with two insightful PD days commencing on Wednesday, 24 January 2018. Adult educator and Anthroposophical health practitioner Lisa Romero took attendees on a two day exploration of the theme “Building Social Understanding Through Working Wholistically with Gender and Sexuality.” Lisa delivered two morning lectures, allowing staff to creatively experiment with the theme using colour and form. They also experienced a practical, […]

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; […]

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 […]

Some Victorian Schools axe grades in reports



Some Victorian Schools axe grades in reports

The following article was written by Henrietta Cook for the Age, published on March 6 2016 They have graced report cards for decades, but some schools are ditching A to E grades in favour of more detailed feedback. Schools are scrapping A to E grades on student report cards following an overhaul of the long-established reporting system. […]

5 Unique Benefits of Waldorf Education – Alternative School Melbourne



The following article has been taken from rootparenting.org Many parents I know too quickly dismiss Waldorf education for their children before investing any significant amount of time to understand it. The debate between public and private systems is a highly divisive issue.  Often the decision is an economic one, but I’ve found that like anything […]

Strength Based Learning in Waldorf Schools



Strength Based Learning in Waldorf Schools

When your child struggles with math, but excels at violin, do you interrupt the extra long violin practice to drill through a math worksheet? The question of whether to focus on gifts or work on deficits is not just a question for parents. It is also a daily concern of teachers. The dominant paradigm in education […]

The Beginnings of Sophia Mundi: Doing the Good – Steiner Education



The Beginnings of Sophia Mundi: Doing the Good – Steiner Education

Seeds: Infant Welfare Sisters, Margaret Piper and Joan Salter’s work moved parents to long for a wholesome education for their children. Friends, Judy Abbot and Judy Weatherhead listened when Joseph Chiltern-Pearce suggested that only Steiner education could meet their children’s needs. Others had met Rudolf Steiner’s ideas in relation to their own spiritual searching, or […]

Raising the screen-free child: Some parents push back against technology – Alternative Education



Raising the screen-free child: Some parents push back against technology – Alternative Education

By Nara Schoenberg, Chicago Tribune For Katie Silberman, the turning point came when a house painter accidentally ripped out the TV cables. Silberman and her husband, never big TV fans, had fallen into the habit of letting their sons, Lincoln, then 7, and Haven, 4, watch television. Now, with the electronic box quiet at last, […]