School News & Total Education Blog

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....

August 23, 2021

 At the first combined parents meeting for 2021, fittingly held in the Vijayadev Yogendra Auditorium, Mrs Jan Gudkovs, Psychologist and School Governing Council member, spoke to the topic Sharing the Vision of Total Education. Here is a transcript of her address.   When I started to think...

August 12, 2021

Teacher Lionel Scicluna shares how lessons from beekeeping can help parents with the tricky task of raising adolescents in his talk at a recent Parent Program meeting.  Introduction  Good evening and a huge thank you for coming along tonight.  I’d like to thank Renee for her wonderful...

August 2, 2021

Our Year 11 and 12s had an amazing camp white water canoeing down the Clarence River last term. A big challenge but great friendship, courage and grit with moments of sheer exhilaration, beautifully captured by Y11 student Sophie Collins in this clip.   Please Click Here to...

October 30, 2020

Primary teacher Sarah Namour was inspired to write this piece after attending a professional development event based on the research of Carol Dweck.   At The School of Total Education our philosophy asks us to not dwell on results or to give rewards, in order to teach...

October 16, 2020

We would like to acknowledge the passing earlier this year of David Mander who contributed much of himself to the work of The School of Total Education, The Yoga Education Centre and the Total Health and Education Foundation and to honour his part in their...

May 14, 2020

On the 90th anniversary of the birth of Vijayadev Yogendra, the Founder of The School of Total Education     “There is a tremendous amount of beauty in ‘just being’ – where you have withdrawn from automatically reacting, responding to, and suffering other’s reactions.”     Vijayadev Yogendra – Overcoming...

February 16, 2020

Last year a recently trained teacher aide, Doug Pederick, approached us to volunteer at our school in order to build his work experience credentials, having recently decided on a change of profession from university electronics technician. He knew about the school but had never seen...