Uncategorized

April 23, 2015

"Why is the idea that the pursuit of self-centred happiness will lead to contentment so adhesive? I wake up every day newly baptised into the cult of individualism. I wish I was more like my mum or my nan, who find joy in nourishing others". So writes Russell Brand...

September 12, 2013

Last term I attended the annual dinner of the Toowoomba chapter of the Australian Council of Education Leaders. These dinners are always relaxed and collegiate with interesting speakers. The guest speaker on this occasion was no exception, being Professor Jan Thomas, the Vice Chancellor of the...

June 18, 2013

A couple of weeks ago I attended a lecture by Professor Fred Durvin at the Education Faculty of the University of Southern Queensland. Professor Durvin is from the University of Helsinki and his area of study is multiculturalism, linguistics and communication. He is a visiting...

June 14, 2013

On 27th May we were treated to two engaging presentations by leading Australian Psychologist, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, on student well-being — one for teachers and one for parents. The talks were organised by Medicare Local and were open to the general public. We had over 150...

June 5, 2013

It is interesting how being involved in something can make you blind to its unique qualities. I sometimes feel this about core aspects of the School of Total Education. This was brought to mind by a recent conversation I had with our new teacher aid,...

February 27, 2013

When a school is working well, there is a natural creativity and growth happening that seems to transcend all the programs and plans and organised activities in place. I experienced this last year when I happened to hear that the Grade 7 Outs (as they are...