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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 […]

“Just Admit it: Naplan is a complete failure” – Alternative Education Programs

Just admit it: Naplan is a complete failure Justin Coulson The Daily Telegraph April 21, 2015 12:00AM NAPLAN 2015 begins on May 12 in schools around Australia. This annual bureaucratic extravagance in the name of quality education and ­enhanced transparency will, by some conservative estimates, cost Australian taxpayers $100 million. What do we get for […]

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 […]

Primary Outdoor Education – Alternative Education Programs

Primary Outdoor Education Our primary school outdoor program focuses on the main lessons the children are doing in class. We integrate learning with nature based play and challenging the student by being exposed to the environment that they are in. To each camp students bring their skills from their past experience which develops their comfort […]

How The Small Child Benefits From Daily Repititions – Alternative education programs

Post taken from “Hi everybody, Anna The Parent speaking! I feel like telling you that todays’ subject about embracing rhythm and routines in the daily life with children has had a great impact on my own life – ever since I became a parent to my first child almost 12 years ago. The truth is that it […]

Physics in the Middle Years

Physics in the Middle Years When I was 12 my brothers and I were kicking a football out the front of our house. My last kick of the day, on a tight angle from the pocket towards the goal, slammed into the power lines above. One of the lines came down. It hissed and snaked […]

Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads and Why You Shouldn’t Either – Steiner Education Australia

Steve Jobs was the father of two teenage girls and a son when he passed away in 2011. These kids grew up with a visionary father who co-founded one of the best-known tech companies. Jobs led the world into the digital age with gadgets that transformed the way we listen to music, watch movies, communicate, […]

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12 – Steiner Education Melbourne

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12 The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per […]

Class 6 – Terra Australis Incognito – Steiner Curriculum

Class 6 – Terra Australis Incognito Class Six have started a new main lesson on the White Invasion and Settlement of Australia. The lesson starts with a geographical understanding of Terra Australis and some of the unique land formations that cover and surround the island. Then we will move onto the explorers of this great […]

IB Educational Approach

  The IB Diploma Programme For the next three weeks our science laboratories will be transformed into examination rooms for the Year 12 students who are just about to complete their two year journey through the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. As the only school in Australia to offer both Steiner education and the IB […]