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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Making a Molehill out of a Mountain-simple play-Steiner Education



Making a Molehill out of a Mountain-simple play-Steiner Education

In the modern era of too much too fast, our great challenge as parents is finding ways to slow down. When my first child was a baby, it seemed so easy to control the flow of stuff. I made bold statements that we would only ever allow character-free, wood, lead-free toys in our home. We […]

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 […]

Parenting Lessons I Learned From a Waldorf (Steiner) Kindergarten



Via Victoria Feddenon Jun 14, 2014 It was my dream job and I didn’t get it. All I wanted was to work in that beautiful, quaint school with the wooden toys and the sheer silks where everything smelled of lavender. The Waldorf School looked like the calmest, coolest place on earth and when I set […]