What Is Anthroposophy?

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In 1924, Rudolf Steiner defined anthroposophy as ‘… a path of knowledge, which intends to lead what is spiritual in the human being to what is spiritual in the universe’. Anthroposophy is fundamentally a study of the human being, our … Continued

Rudolf Steiner—An Oevre By John Davy

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All over the world anthroposophic initiatives have been founded which acknowledge a special debt to Rudolf Steiner. These initiatives are wide-ranging and include schools, communities for people with disabilities, biodynamic farms, medical clinics, architectural practises and enterprises. Rudolf Steiner was born … Continued

Amanda’s Story

Amanda lives in the charming village of Olinda in the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria. With the Sydney Rudolf Steiner College since 2018, she has already completed the Foundation Course in Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Education by Distance and is now enrolled in the Certificate Course in Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Education. Amanda’s dream is to open a Steiner-inspired family day care in Olinda in 2020. Here she talks with the College about her journey so far.

Incorporating Art in the Classroom

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Are you running out of ideas?

In theory, teachers across Australia know that art education should be an integral part of childrens’ learning. Certainly, in Rudolf Steiner schools there is a strong expectation that childrens’ art making, and creativity will be central to their learning.

All I want for Christmas is some time with you!

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There’s already an increasing intensity in the shopping centres of most towns and cities. Christmas decorations were up in October and the festive hype is certainly noticed by kids and parents too. Is it even possible to duck into the supermarket for a few groceries without kids starting to chime, “What I really want for Christmas this year is… (etc, etc)”?

Are Classrooms Becoming Harder to Manage?

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“Absolutely”, says internationally renowned parenting author and teacher Lou Harvey-Zahra. “Teachers are struggling everywhere to manage classrooms. There may be more tricky behaviours than ever before. It’s a struggle and many teachers come into their role without enough support or … Continued

Finding Paradise in the Metropolis

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Last week, we enjoyed a visit by Ebba Bodame, a leading Steiner educator with nearly 48 years experience in the realm of early childhood. We talked about the upcoming Spring and living in the city. Contrary to what some may … Continued

Punitive Approaches to Classroom Management Do Not Work!

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“Punitive approaches to classroom management do not work”, says internationally renowned author, educator and lecturer Dr Shelley Davidow. Presenting “The Stress Proof Classroom” at Sydney Rudolf Steiner College on Friday 26thOctober, Shelley will facilitate a NESA accredited workshop on Restorative … Continued

Communicate and Relate with Lisa Devine

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Communicate and Relate with Lisa Devine – Enrolments for 2017 are now open.

Through practical exercises, participants will explore effective modes of approaching conflict and communication in meetings, interviews, collegial discussions and parent-teacher interactions.