School News & Total Education Blog

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...

April 3, 2019

Independent Schools Queensland recently ran a two day workshop on school wellbeing, attended by principal Shane Power and Secondary Coordinator, Judy Funder from our school. The workshop was facilitated by Professor Donna Cross from the University of Western Australia who has an international reputation for...

March 14, 2019

We recently received an unexpected call from Dr Andrew Laming MP, the chair of the House of Representatives Education committee, congratulating the school on the academic performance of our senior class of 2018. This cohort was apparently placed in the top 1% of all Queensland...

November 8, 2018

The Science Centre opening on Saturday was a very special day for many reasons. There was a gathering of many old friends and colleagues of Roy Fox as well as some who may know of him only by name and reputation. Past teacher Anne Casley was...

October 25, 2018

Earlier this year, SOTE’s Grade 12 students gave a talk to the Combined Parents Meeting on the topic of “Social Media and Me – Helpful or Harmful?”. The students engaged enthusiastically with the topic, with many addressing both sides of the argument. Between them, the students provided a range of...

July 24, 2018

Medieval Day On Friday May 25, the whole school had a wonderful day of medieval activities, games and food. There was a vast array of costumes from lords and ladies, kings and queens to executioners, knights, rangers to witches, wizards and peasants! Older students assisted younger...