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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 […]

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, […]

Some Victorian Schools axe grades in reports



Some Victorian Schools axe grades in reports

The following article was written by Henrietta Cook for the Age, published on March 6 2016 They have graced report cards for decades, but some schools are ditching A to E grades in favour of more detailed feedback. Schools are scrapping A to E grades on student report cards following an overhaul of the long-established reporting system. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sophia Mundi IB Results 2015



Sophia Mundi IB Results 2015

STOP THE PRESS. WANT TO HEAR SOMETHING AMAZING CHECK OUT THE RESULTS OF SOPHIA MUNDI’S GRADUATES OF 2015 Looking at the results of the students who completed the International Baccalaureate in 2015, here are some of the standouts: 100% pass rate. Half the students received an equivalent notional ATAR of 90 or above. The ATAR […]

Color in the Waldorf School



Color in the Waldorf School

In old Hawai’i, when a rainbow appeared in the sky, the people declared that a divine presence was near and that it was a sign of “heavenly footsteps” coming to light on the earth. Many cultures, including the Judeo-Christian tradition, see the naturally occurring spectrum of colors as a “token of the covenant between God […]

The human being as seen by the spiritual science of Anthroposophy



It is justified to speak of Rudolf Steiner’s art of education. In every kindergarten and school it is the educators and teachers who realise this art of education. Each kindergarten and school in each country has its own distinctive way of practicing this art of education. The conditions and circumstances vary from country to country […]

Music Education Benefits-Steiner Curriculum



By Edward Droscher Music is a very powerful subject – It has been used since the Greek times for healing, communication, relaxation and for enjoyment. Even before birth we are aware of our mother’s heartbeat and during infancy are relaxed by the song of a lullaby. Every day everybody hears some form of musical pitch […]