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“The Journey” IB Visual Arts Exhibition 2017



“The Journey”  IB Visual Arts Exhibition 2017

“The Journey” 06 – 15 October 2017   IB Visual Arts Exhibition 2017  St Heliers Street Gallery Cam’s Kiosk – Abbotsford Convent  1 St Helliers Street, Abbotsford Melbourne   Official Opening: Wednesday, 11 October 6pm – 8pm RSVP: reception@sophiamundi.vic.edu.au

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 […]

Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework



Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework

The following article was written by Heather Shumaker for Salon.com Published on March 6 2015. Homework does have an impact on young students — but it’s not a good on. “There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.” This statement, by homework research guru Harris Cooper, of […]

Technology is NOT a substitute for teaching



The following article was written by Dr. Rich Allen for Teachers Matter Magazine. The three guiding principles of integrating technology and teaching Infusing education with technology is a wonderful idea. Classrooms with access to the internet and mobile devices have marvellous opportunities to make learning relevant to 21st Century students. Technology offers new ways to enable […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]