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Sophia Mundi hosts the Yarra/Darebin Wellbeing Network Meeting



Sophia Mundi hosts the Yarra/Darebin Wellbeing Network Meeting

In late March, Sophia Mundi hosted the inaugural Yarra/Darebin Wellbeing Network Meeting initiated to focus youth engagement and capacity building for professionals working with youth who live, work, or play in our municipalities. This networking is facilitated by School Focused Youth Service, Berry Street, and myself (representing Sophia Mundi Steiner School). Representatives at this symposium included: Wellbeing […]

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 […]

Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues



Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues

The following article was published on 10/03/2016 by the Huffington Post   When my dad was growing up he had one sweater each winter. One. Total. He remembers how vigilantly he cared for his sweater. If the elbows got holes in them my grandma patched them back together. If he lost his sweater he’d recount […]

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 […]

Inspired Learning Projects Class 7-10 – Sophia Mundi Steiner School



Inspired Learning Projects Class 7-10 – Sophia Mundi Steiner School

Our Inspired Learning Projects for classes 7, 8,9 10 have finished for term 1. We gathered in the Maths room on Tuesday afternoon to present our work and talk about our the inspirations and ideas the  help to identify us as people living and working in this beautiful place. Each class explored the local area […]

American Students: Smartphone Experts Who Struggle in Reading and Math



American Students: Smartphone Experts Who Struggle in Reading and Math

This article was taken from Waldorf Today. Written by Richard Freed American teens’ increasing access to smartphones is driving a meteoric rise in their entertainment tech use. The recently released Common Sense media report shows that teens now spend an incredible 6 hours and 40 minutes each day using video games, online videos, social media, […]

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, […]