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Graduating Class of 2015 – Sophia Mundi Steiner School



Graduating Class of 2015 – Sophia Mundi Steiner School

The students of our graduating class 2015 are to be congratulated on their outstanding success in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The class of 2015 is the third cohort to graduate from Sophia Mundi under the Diploma Programme pathway. We were thrilled to be able to continue to offer a wide range of subjects, […]

Risk is Essential to Childhood



Risk is Essential to Childhood

The following article was written by Kate Blincoe for The Guardian, published Thursday 15 October 2015. Children need to be exposed to risky play. For ‘helicopter parents’, this might be difficult – but kids need to learn to manage danger themselves Following yesterday’s all-party parliamentary group report on a fit and healthy childhood, diligent parents […]

Sophia Mundi Inter-school Athletics Day



Sophia Mundi Inter-school Athletics Day

The sun shone upon us and we experienced perfect weather for our Inter-School Athletics day! The participating schools included Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School, Little Yarra and Sophia Mundi. Our students stood out in their new blue uniforms and although our numbers are relatively small, a number of our students demonstrated both exceptional skill and heart. […]

Class 10 Ancient Cultures



Class 10 Ancient Cultures

Each day began with raising the sun as the morning verse – week 1 Hymn to Ra, Week 2 an Incan prayer to the sun. The emphasis of week 1 was to discover how we know about ancient cultures. We worked with a wide range of ancient literary and non-literary sources, discovering that we only […]

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, […]

No Homework – Alternative Education Programs



A very interesting story on homework in the Primary years and whether it is the best use of children’s time. http://www.9jumpin.com.au/show/60minutes/stories/2015/october/homework/

Class 8 Ski Camp – Sophia Mundi Steiner Education – Outdoor Education



Class 8 has just returned from camp at Falls Creek in an ebullient state. One of the students, who struggles with being away from home, described it  on the day we arrived as the “best camp ever”. He maintained that position throughout. As we drove up the mountain there was a ripple of excitement running […]

FAIRY TALES: HEALING FOOD FOR THE CHILD’S SOUL – Waldorf Education – Steiner Education – Alternative Education



Fairy Tales Are Healing To The Soul of a Child…. Fairy tales have an enormous and irreplaceable value in the life of a child. They educate, support and liberate the emotions of children. Fairy tales provide a unique way for children to come to terms with the dilemmas of their inner lives. The prince, the […]

Education: The Steiner Approach – Steiner School – Alternative Schools Melbourne



Rudolf Steiner was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, artist and scientist. He founded his first school in Stuttgart in 1919 after a request from the owner of the Waldorf-Astoria cigarette factory on behalf of employees and their children. From this initial social impulse after the First World War, Steiner/Waldorf schools have spread to more […]

Kids Need Nature – Outdoor Education – Alternative Education Australia



It’s important to make outdoor play a priority for kids, writes Debbie Agnew.   I remember climbing trees as a child, playing hide-and-seek, catching frogs and camping under the stars. One of the reasons I love and respect nature so much now is because of experiences such as these in my childhood. Nature was a […]