Total Education Blog

Dr Ali Speaks

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

We were privileged to have Dr Ali Black, senior early childhood lecturer at Sunshine Coast University, speak at our graduation ceremony this year. The event doubled as a celebration of our graduates as well as the final Parents' Program for the year.

Dr Derek Chong Visits School

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

The School of Total Education was privileged to have Dr Derek Chong, Queensland's first indigenous psychiatrist, visit the school in late November following his address to the International Men's Day breakfast, which was hosted by the school's psychologist, Mark Cary.

Materialistic Education

Monday, August 08, 2016

"Existing modern education is not education to produce happy individuals..." the Dalai Lama states "[The] existing modern education system is very much oriented in material values, external values, completely neglecting about our inner values."

Parent - Teacher Communication in Total Education

Friday, May 20, 2016

We often say that The School of Total Education is a living community. One of the ways that aliveness is engendered is through the encouragement of communication - not just between teachers and students but between teachers and parents. Deputy Principal Judy Currie was asked by one of the parent groups to talk about this recently. This is transcript of her talk.

Why Are Our Schools Not Places of Joy?

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The APN press recently ran an article by Dr Ali Black, a lecturer in early childhood teacher education at the University of the Sunshine Coast. The article was titled ‘Is Curriculum Pressure Killing Student’s Joy?’. In it Dr Black reflects on her experience of her daughter not wanting to return to school because of a general lack of joy in the classroom.

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