Sophia Group

The Sophia Group is a separately incorporated association which is an integral part of the Orana School community. Its vision is that the school be rich with opportunities and experiences inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner.

The Sophia Group organises events and courses for parents and teachers to increase their knowledge and understanding of Anthroposophy. Anthroposophy is the spiritual philosophy based on Steiner’s teachings.

Examples of events are:

  • - artistic and creative workshops
  • - opportunities for experiential learning
  • - introductory workshops for new parents
  • - practical advice on parenting skills
  • - sharing opportunities for parents
  • - support for the educational work of the teachers
  • - opportunities for personal growth

Any member of the Orana community is welcome. No previous experience or knowledge of Steiner’s work or of Anthroposophy is required.

The Sophia Group has presented many talks on topics such as, artistic therapy, creative discipline, behaviour and boundaries, parenting the temperaments and raising a healthy child. The Sophia Group has also presented: craft courses including Steiner doll making, ‘Kinder chats’ on many topics of relevance to the young child, voice workshops, biodynamic gardening workshops, Steiner curriculum courses and many others. Details of our future courses can be found in the Sophia News publication (once per term) or in the School Leaflet and Seasons.

For more information please contact the School Office or email [email protected]

Sophia Group is now on Facebook: Sophia Group is now on Facebook! This is the best way to keep up to date with events, workshops and information about Steiner education, parenting, inspirational quotes and craft ideas. Alternatively, you can also contact us to be included on our mailing list to hear directly about upcoming events, or to hear about how you can earn community hours by helping us organise events and workshops. Come join us:


The Sophia Group is please to advise that the following events will be held during Term 3:

Children's Health and Nutrition
Saturday, 26 August

CANCELLED Screenagers
Saturday, 2 September

Crafternoon/Games afternoon/Week 7 Screen Free Week
Sunday, 3 September

A Natural Approach to Your Child's Health
Sunday, 17 September 

More information on each of these events is available:
2017 Term 3 events (download)

Sophia Group News


Spring 2017


Term 2, 2017

Term 1, 2017

Term 4, 2016

Term 3, 2016

Term 2, 2016

Term 1, 2016


The Four Temperaments (Download)


Please email [email protected]