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Catch Up: The World is Turning



Catch Up: The World is Turning

(Original blog post can be found on Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School’s website) Hearing someone breathlessly announce a brand new educational idea and then find that it’s something we (Glenaeon in particular and Steiner schools in general) have been doing or advocating forever, is a regular occurrence these days. Positive Education, Mindfulness, Sustainability, Organic School Gardens, […]

Recent Changes to Sophia Mundi Steiner School Board Composition



Recent Changes to Sophia Mundi Steiner School Board Composition

Dear Sophia Mundi Community, On behalf of the Sophia Mundi Board, I’d like to update you on some recent changes in the Board’s composition. Over 2018, we have farewelled three long term Board members: Eleni Kondos, Robin Power and Emrys Nekvapil. These members have served the Board and the school community with determination and industriousness, […]

Strangers in Our Homes: TV and Our Children’s Minds by Susan Johnson, M.D.



Strangers in Our Homes: TV and Our Children’s Minds by Susan Johnson, M.D.

US American pediatrician and Waldorf teacher Susan R.Johnson explains the fatal consequences of watching television and playing computer games on child-development in this article, published in Waldorf Today and The Online Waldorf Library . Drawing from brain research, she shows that children need natural, multi-sensory stimuli for their healthy development. TV rots the senses in […]

The Gabriel Talks – 2018 program: ‘Wholistic Family Life: eight workshops.’



The Gabriel Talks – 2018 program: ‘Wholistic Family Life: eight workshops.’

The Gabriel Talks enter their 14th year with the presentation of a Parent Education Program offered in terms 3 and 4. There is no charge to join this program, however interested participants are asked to commit to the entire course. The program of talks offers an opportunity to explore the life of the young child, and […]

Winter Spiral Festival 21 June 2018



Winter Spiral Festival 21 June 2018

As the Sun reaches its lowest zenith, the light and warmth of the earth are dwindling. The inward turning season of Winter brings an awakening of the creativity, the soul of the Human Being. So the Winter Spiral is a quiet and reverent recognition of the inner light that we carry, when nature all around […]

New Appointment: Phil Jopson, Head of Middle School



New Appointment: Phil Jopson, Head of Middle School

Sophia Mundi is proud to appoint Phil Jopson, current ICT and Hard Arts Teacher as Head of Middle School. Phil, who was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, has worked in Steiner schools as an art educator for over two decades.  He is also a multi-media artist and has exhibited his sculpture, drawings, short films, performance […]

Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School’s hits the news around 2018 NAPLAN



Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School’s hits the news around 2018 NAPLAN

The National Assessment Program – Literary and Numeracy (NAPLAN) was introduced in Australia over a decade ago to assess students’ reading, writing, language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. The Program has been managed by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) since 2010. Over the years NAPLAN has received considerable contention in the […]

Term 2 Cross Country Run at Little Yarra Steiner School



Term 2 Cross Country Run at Little Yarra Steiner School

by Katherine Ellis, Sophia Mundi Physical Education Co-ordinator On Tuesday May 2nd Classes 6-10 travelled to the Yarra Valley bound for  Little Yarra Steiner School (LYSS) to participate in the Cross Country Run. The two busloads carrying students head out of the city and the view soon changed from urban sprawl  to rolling hills as […]