School News & Blog

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the Founder of The School of Total Education “There is a tremendous amount of beauty in ‘just being’ – where you have withdrawn from automatically reacting, responding to, and suffering other’s reactions.”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

February 15, 2020

The 2019 Annual Parent Seminar on Sunday November 17  was an enjoyable evening with guest speaker Madonna King delivering valuable information, tips and anecdotes about parenting in the 21st Century. Madonna, who is a parent, author and award-winning journalist, touched on 10 issues that parents face...

August 28, 2019

John Marsden, the renowned author of the Tomorrow When the World Began series, recently made the headlines with the launch of his new book The Art of Growing Up. In it he criticises modern day parents for cotton-wooling their children. That is, for protecting their...

August 17, 2019

On Friday 14 June students, staff, families and guest came together to celebrate NAIDOC Day. It was an enjoyable day that started off with a passionate Welcome to Country, by Githabul Elders Uncle Robert and Aunty Gloria Williams, along with their daughter Jennifer. Uncle Roger...

June 14, 2019

Your name: India Peel When did you commence study at SOTE? 2003 When did you leave study at SOTE? 2015 Tell us a little about yourself - what work are you doing now, what do you enjoy doing outside of work, do you have a partner/children? I'm two subjects away from graduating...

May 22, 2019

The whole performance and production of Mulan wasn’t perfect, which is a good thing: instead it was excellent and, thus, it embodied one part of the School’s motto. The students excelled in their story-telling, obviously inspired by spirited support from an enthusiastic group of parents...