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September 22, 2022

A beautiful video by teacher Mr Rabin Sherchan captures the essence of the Y10 & 11 Clarence River challenge. The river guides praised the students for their cooperative spirit, their helpfulness and their good natures in the face of adversity. The fruits of all the...

August 5, 2022

Last week we invited youth advocate and educator, Daniel Principe to address the parents and teachers at a special combined parents meeting. Daniel explored the sexual landscape of our young people, talking about the influences of media and messaging, and helping parents understand and guide their...

June 29, 2022

Click here for a back to the future experience of our 2022 Special Day. Special Days are an amazing SOTE tradition where the whole school stops and focuses on a day activities, interaction and fun, all mixed in together. Then at night parents join in for...

June 13, 2022

By Jan Dugan, Psychologist, Centre for Healthy Living Introduction Recently I came across an excellent booklet for children and their parents, talking  clearly about what anxiety is and how it can be managed successfully. I have been sharing it a lot with my patients and they have really...

March 22, 2022

Every parent wants success and happiness for their children and often go to great lengths and expense to provide them with what the parents think is the means to achieve it. But what is the key to raising happy and successful children? This Friday night two...

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...