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“Connection” IB Visual Arts Exhibition 2019



“Connection”  IB Visual Arts Exhibition 2019

“Connection” IB Visual Arts Exhibition 2019 03 – 27 October 2019   St Heliers Street Gallery Cam’s Kiosk – Abbotsford Convent  1 St Helliers Street, Abbotsford Melbourne   Official Opening: Friday, 11 October 4pm – 6pm RSVP: reception@sophiamundi.vic.edu.au

National Reconciliation Week in Nature Playgroup



National Reconciliation Week in Nature Playgroup

As part of the National Reconciliation Week, in Friday Nature Playgroup we started our morning with a cup of warming lemon myrtle tea and we shared a story about little a grey possum. As a group we sang Inanay Capuana (in the Yorta Yorta language) and the children loved calling out ‘Choo’ at the end. […]

Navigating the Cyber World



Navigating the Cyber World

Cyber Safety Evening Tuesday, 7 May      7-8.30pm, School Hall Class 7-10 are exploring issues in the cyber realm, and how to navigate this world safely and with critical thinking. We are having a presentation from Tony Brewin, the Youth Resource Officer from the Fitzroy Police, to feed into the conversation, looking at issues of […]

Sophia Mundi hosts the Yarra/Darebin Wellbeing Network Meeting



Sophia Mundi hosts the Yarra/Darebin Wellbeing Network Meeting

In late March, Sophia Mundi hosted the inaugural Yarra/Darebin Wellbeing Network Meeting initiated to focus youth engagement and capacity building for professionals working with youth who live, work, or play in our municipalities. This networking is facilitated by School Focused Youth Service, Berry Street, and myself (representing Sophia Mundi Steiner School). Representatives at this symposium included: Wellbeing […]

2019 Student Residential Address Collection



2019 Student Residential Address Collection

On 20 September 2018 the Australian Government announced that it will implement a new methodology used in the calculation of the Commonwealth’s needs-based funding arrangements for non-government schools.  As part of this implementation, the Australian Government’s Department of Education and Training will shortly be undertaking the 2019 Student Residential Address Collection. As a parent/guardian you […]

Bhakti Sunset performs at Class 5 Main Lesson



Bhakti Sunset performs at Class 5 Main Lesson

Sophia Mundi’s Class 5 students experienced the practice of Kirtan today when Bhakti Sunset musicians Cinnamon Evans and Andre Macky visited during Main Lesson. Currently learning about the myths and legends of Ancient India, students were taught about the meaning of Kirtan in terms of classic mantras, call and response chanting and traditional instruments. Using the […]

A Child’s Brain develops Faster with Exposure to Music Education



A Child’s Brain develops Faster with Exposure to Music Education

A two-year study by researchers at the Brain and Creativity Institute (BCI) at the University of Southern California shows that exposure to music and music instruction accelerates the brain development of young children in the areas responsible for language development, sound, reading skill and speech perception. The study of 6-7-year-old children began in 2012, when […]

This Simple Solution to Smartphone Addiction is Now Used in 600 U.S. Schools



By Tara Bahrampour        Graham Dugoni was at a music festival in San Francisco in 2012 when he witnessed something that disturbed him. A man was dancing, uninhibited, perhaps drunk, losing himself in the moment. Some strangers thought it was funny, so they filmed it and uploaded it to YouTube. It’s the kind of […]

Annual Community Pizza Evening



Annual Community Pizza Evening

We welcomed many current and new families and friends to the annual sunset Community Pizza Evening on Friday, 16 February. Preparing and baking over 100 pizzas is quite a challenge but typically the process was handled with joyful ease! Thanks to everyone involved in this fun event.

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 […]