The Sapphira Blog

Literacy Through Creative Writing

A review of Shelley Davidow’s writing workshop for the teachers of Mumbulla School during the Black Summer fires

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Supporting Children in a Bushfire Affected Community

This is a presentation by School Psychologist Rachel Driessen on ways in which parents can help support their child/ren impacted by the recent fires.

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Kitchen Garden Cookbook

Class 3 and 4 take part in the Kitchen Garden programme every Friday. You can find out more about what happens in the kitchen here and the garden here. This year in the kitchen the children explored breakfasts from around the world and various rice dishes. As well there were …

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Social Media use and Children

While phones and online communication is an inherent aspect to our modern world, online interactions can pose a number of risks to young people including negatively impacting self-esteem, mood and increasing the risk of bullying.  Some recommendations are that young people refrain from exposure to social media until around 14 …

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The Four Senses

Jane AndrewLearning Support Teacher Steiner worked his whole adult life to develop the picture of the 12 human senses.  He viewed the acquisition and maturity of the twelve senses to be vitally important to a healthy relationship to the world. Steiner believed the foundation for learning is laid by the …

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Mental Health Awareness

Rachael Driessen, our School Psychologist provides us with some helpful tips in the lead up to World Mental Health Day

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National Volunteers Week

It’s National Volunteer Week. Mumbulla School is the place we all love because of volunteers. We give our thanks to our Volunteers past, present and future.

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Why teach cooking and gardening in Class 3 and 4?

Class 3 is the turning point of childhood. The Class 3 and 4 child feels themself growing apart from the world – separate, independent – and this brings about an interest in anything practical. “Class 3 children usually love to go out into Nature in a more methodical and challenging …

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Focus on our Garden

Our Garden Coordinator James talks about the Kitchen Garden Programme. Each Friday Class 3 & 4 look forward to their time with James and Nikki. More from Nikki next week.

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Literacy At Mumbulla School

“Have you considered the Steiner school?” I asked a friend.  “Oh, we looked at it, but ruled it out because they don’t believe in books. We are a family of readers,” she emphasized. I was taken aback. Did my friend think that my husband and I didn’t value books or reading? I …

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