School News & Total Education Blog

January 30, 2017

  It is not enough just to accept that the way the masses are bringing up their children is what you have to follow: the pace, the pressures, the denial of love and the exposure to chemicals, processed foods, microwave cooking etc. etc. You must independently...

December 1, 2016

To celebrate the special status and contribution of Australia’s Indigenous people, The School of Total Education in Warwick together with Venkateshwar International School, Delhi, staged a combined skype performance of the song ‘Into the Forest’. Your browser does not support the video tag.   “Composed and performed by...

November 22, 2016

Last Sunday saw an uplifting graduation at The School of Total Education’s Vijayadev Yogendra Auditorium as the ten graduating year 12 students and one graduating Year 10 student received their certificates of graduation and bid the school farewell. The guest speaker, past student and cardiothoracic surgeon...

October 25, 2016

We are very fortunate that past student of the school, Dr Indra Nordstrand, is returning to address the graduates and parents at our graduation ceremony and parents seminar on Sunday 20th November 2016.   Most parents and newer teachers will not know Indra, who graduated from The...

October 15, 2016

Our teachers were inspired at the start of this term by an engaging presentation from a young but very experienced and extremely competent professional Louise Edwards, from the Centre for Healthy Living, on the topic “Improving Relationships Among Children – An Occupational Therapist's Perspective”. It...

October 13, 2016

At the end of last term, the primary school brought to life the classic folk tale The Pied Piper of Hamlyn in musical form. The children played to a packed Vijayadev Yogendra Auditorium two nights running and performed beautifully. The musical was extra-special for many reasons,...

September 6, 2016

I read in the news last week that there is a new ‘oldest person in the world’ with the discovery of a 145 year old Indonesian man, Mbah Gotho. More interesting was his answer to the question of what was the secret to his long...

August 7, 2016

I recently caught up with an old friend from my student days who is now teaching senior students at a leading Brisbane school. She loves teaching and loves her students and it was refreshing to hear her talk about it. But when speaking of the...

May 19, 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...

May 5, 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...