Total Education

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...

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...

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...

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...

December 12, 2017

We were privileged to have Dr Ali Black, senior early childhood lecturer at Sunshine Coast University, speak at our graduation ceremony this year. Our graduations are a little different than many in that as well as it being a celebration of our graduates, it also doubles as...

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...

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...

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...