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Christmas Gifts for the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne



Christmas Gifts for the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Sophia Mundi Aftercare has been busy making crafts for the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne! During the last four weeks of Term 4, all the students – and adult volunteers in Aftercare hand made felt Christmas stockings to donate to the Children’s Hospital. Each stocking is 33cm long, and will be sold on the hospital craft […]

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 […]

Happy Wanderings…Sophia Mundi Outdoor Education Program



Happy Wanderings…Sophia Mundi Outdoor Education Program

If you were asked to justify the actions of your life to others, where would you begin? If you were dedicated to making positive connections with nature, cultivating purposeful interactions and meaningful explorations in the field, could you explained that clearly? My world finds the joy in ordinary things and believes in living simply. So […]

The Harvest Festival – Sophia Mundi Steiner School



The Harvest Festival – Sophia Mundi Steiner School

On Thursday March 31, Sophia Mundi Celebrated the annual Harvest Festival. There is an unusual importance to the nature of this festival which we celebrate at Sophia Mundi in the first term of our school year. What you should know, is that we are celebrating not one but two festivals at the same time! This […]

The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland – Steiner Education



The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland – Steiner Education

The following Article has been taken from The Atlantic, Written by Tim Walker, October 1, 2015. Forget the Common Core, Finland’s youngsters are in charge of determining what happens in the classroom. “The changes to kindergarten make me sick,” a veteran teacher in Arkansas recently admitted to me. “Think about what you did in first […]

Class 8 – Industrial Revolution Main Lesson



Class 8 – Industrial Revolution Main Lesson

In our main lesson we have studied the Industrial Revolution. We have built a model village of what the world looked like in the 18th century. We started building in 1710 and gave each village a tavern, a church, and a smith tanners. We have slowly built it up until it was more similar to […]

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/

The Latest Farming Trend That’s Better Than Organic – Steiner Education



The Latest Farming Trend That’s Better Than Organic – Steiner Education

You’ve probably heard a thing or two about biodynamic farming before (developed in 1924, it isn’t exactly new). But what exactly makes biodynamic farms different from other sustainable growers? In her new book, Farmacology, Daphne Miller, MD, explores the benefits of biodynamic farming for you and for the environment. The simplest way to picture a […]