St Mary's Abbotsford Convent 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford Victoria | +61 3 9419 9229


The Class 1 Journey – Steiner Education – Alternative schools Melbourne

Class 1 2014   “One for the golden sun, two for the night and day, three for me, for here I find strong limbs, warm heart and a clear true mind. Four for the seasons slowly turning, five for the stars so brightly burning, six for the honeycomb and for the bees who bring their sweet […]

The Impact of Technology on the Developing Child

The Impact of Technology on the Developing Child Posted: 05/29/2013 11:29 am EDT Updated: 07/29/2013 5:12 am EDT  Chris Rowan – Huff Post Reminiscing about the good old days when we were growing up is a memory trip well worth taking when trying to understand the issues facing the children of today. A mere 20 […]

Early Academic Training Produces Long-Term Harm – Alternative Education

Early Academic Training Produces Long-Term Harm Research reveals negative effects of academic preschools and kindergartens. Post published by Peter Gray on May 05, 2015 in Freedom to Learn Source: Google images approved for reuse Many preschool and kindergarten teachers have told me that they are extremely upset—some to the point of being ready to resign—by […]

Scientists Say Child’s Play Helps Build A Better Brain

Scientists Say Child’s Play Helps Build A Better Brain August 06, 2014 3:43 AM ET Deion Jefferson, 10, and Samuel Jefferson, 7, take turns climbing and jumping off a stack of old tires at the Berkeley Adventure Playground in California. The playground is a half-acre park with a junkyard feel where kids are encouraged to […]

Making art tied to fewer cognitive problems in old age – alternative education

  Making Art Tied to Fewer Cognitive Problems in Old Age A Mayo Clinic study finds decades spent on creative work pay off. Tom Jacobs Apr 9, 2015 (Photo: Tjasa Car/Shutterstock) Are you concerned about developing thinking and memory problems in old age? Research suggests there are ways to increase the odds you will stay […]

Happy Mother’s Day! The Weekly Review writes about Rae Hart, Sophia Mundi’s Eurythmy Teacher

Rae Hart Mum of international models Jessica & Ashley Hart Rae, Jessica and Ashley. Photo: Hart family Rae Hart clearly remembers the moment a few years ago when she realised how far her oldest daughter, Jessica, had come in her modelling career. Rae was on her way to a conference in Switzerland and stepped off […]

Update from Class 3 – Steiner Curriculum

CLASS 3 TERM 1 We have had a strong start to Class 3 this year, beginning with what is probably the most famous of all Hebrew Legends, the story of the Seven Days of Creation. In this story we heard how Seven Heavenly Beings – the Elohim – using the power of their Voices – […]

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn – Alternative Education

By Katrina Schwartz Mar. 26, 2015  When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. Researchers have found that when students use their bodies while doing mathematical storytelling (like with word problems, for example), it changes […]

A Comparison of Waldorf/Steiner and Mainstream Education

Below is concise and easy to read table of comparisons between Steiner and mainstream education. The words and the table below are taken From The Waldorf School of Philadelphia’s website and originally from the Spring Garden Waldorf. When parents are researching private schools, the myriad of options and different educational philosophies can sometimes be overwhelming. […]