School News & Total Education Blog

October 25, 2022

Watch our chat with Dr Arne about the importance of Rites of Passage in helping adolescents develop, how parents can help and why the SOTE Discovery program is so powerful. Here are the questions we put to him. You've devoted your life to the Rites of...

September 22, 2022

A moving video by Mr Sherchan captures the essence of the Y10 & 11 Clarence River Camp against the backdrop of the environment - Let the river teach them. Teachers and parents be proud - all your patience, forbearance and love has born beautiful fruit....

August 5, 2022

Last week we invited youth advocate and educator, Daniel Principe to address the parents and teachers at a special combined parents meeting. Daniel explored the sexual landscape of our young people, talking about the influences of media and messaging, and helping parents understand and guide their...

June 29, 2022

Click here for a back to the future experience of our 2022 Special Day. Special Days are an amazing SOTE tradition where the whole school stops and focuses on a day activities, interaction and fun, all mixed in together. Then at night parents join in for...

June 13, 2022

By Jan Dugan, Psychologist, Centre for Healthy Living Introduction Recently I came across an excellent booklet for children and their parents, talking  clearly about what anxiety is and how it can be managed successfully. I have been sharing it a lot with my patients and they have really...

March 22, 2022

Every parent wants success and happiness for their children and often go to great lengths and expense to provide them with what the parents think is the means to achieve it. But what is the key to raising happy and successful children? This Friday night two...

September 28, 2021

As long term teacher Karen Leech commenced her long service leave prior to her retirement at the end of the year, she made a speech at her farewell afternoon tea. Here are some of her comments. I have enjoyed my time at SOTE. I can hardly...

August 23, 2021

Some Y9 Discovery students choose to undertake the gorge walk challenge which sometimes meant swimming during their Rites of Passage camp last week....