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Powerful messages delivered on canvas – Sophia Mundi Steiner School



Powerful messages delivered on canvas – Sophia Mundi Steiner School

The Following article was published in the Chronicle on November 10, 2016. Wirtten by Amber Wilson When Michelle Zuccolo looks at a taxidermied animal, she sees something deeper than its bristly pelt or beady eyes. The Ballarat and Melbourne-based artist uses the stuffed creatures for models because it gives her an opportunity to help bring them back to […]

Class 8 Play – Sophia Mundi Steiner School Presents: The Tempest



Class 8 Play – Sophia Mundi Steiner School Presents: The Tempest

Class 8 students by day, Thespians by night!  After weeks of rehearsal, on Thursday evening we were treated to the much anticipated Sophia Mundi Class 8 performance of Shakespeare’s, The Tempest. Families, friends and staff gathered in our newly landscaped school courtyard on what was a perfect Spring evening, the sky overhead full of stars […]

The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues



The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues

The following article was written by Angela Hanscom for The Washington Post, Published on September 1 2015 I still recall the days of preschool for my oldest daughter. I remember wanting to desperately enrich her life in any way possible – to give her an edge before she even got to formal schooling. I put […]

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, […]

5 Unique Benefits of Waldorf Education – Alternative School Melbourne



The following article has been taken from rootparenting.org Many parents I know too quickly dismiss Waldorf education for their children before investing any significant amount of time to understand it. The debate between public and private systems is a highly divisive issue.  Often the decision is an economic one, but I’ve found that like anything […]

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 […]

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 […]

Strength Based Learning in Waldorf Schools



Strength Based Learning in Waldorf Schools

When your child struggles with math, but excels at violin, do you interrupt the extra long violin practice to drill through a math worksheet? The question of whether to focus on gifts or work on deficits is not just a question for parents. It is also a daily concern of teachers. The dominant paradigm in education […]

Time with the class Teacher – Steiner Education



Time with the class Teacher – Steiner Education

The following article is a report from the Waldorf resources website. Children in the early years of formal schooling should work with materials which activate all the senses, from smell to colour to touch. This is deeply engrained in the methods and traditions of Waldorf education. Unlike in the past, when most of these activities […]

A message of thanks from Parents



As parents of Sophia Mundi that have seen our children progress from kinder to  Year 12, we want to sincerely thank all of the school – the wonderful staff and the warm hearted community. It has been an extraordinarily rich journey for all of the family. We congratulate the Class of 2015 for their commitment, […]