Steps to Enrolment

SOTE differs from mainstream schools in both obvious and subtle ways. While we welcome all enrolment enquiries, the school prefers to enrol families who want to come here because they understand and value the school’s unique qualities.

To help you make an informed decision about whether SOTE is the right choice for your family, we’ve compiled the following Steps to Enrolment for prospective SOTE parents.

Learn About the School and Its Philosophy

Explore the School Website

This website contains a range of information about the school. Start with our Introduction to SOTE page including the Welcome to SOTE slideshow. Familiarise yourself with the Total Education Philosophy, developed by the school’s founder, Vijayadev Yogendra. Learn about the Story of SOTE and meet The SOTE Team. And if you prefer to listen rather than read, try the Total Education Conversations Podcast.

Read A Book About Total Education

Vijayadev Yogendra wrote about his educational philosophy and its practical application in two books: “Total Education: The Urgent Need” and “Future Education”. You can find out more about these and other books, including sample chapters and how to order, through the Total Education Bookshop.

Register Your Interest and Keep in Touch

Subscribe to the SOTE Email Newsletter

If you’re not ready to enrol, you can still keep in touch with the school via the SOTE Email Newsletter, published a few times per year. You’ll find practical articles about Total Education plus information about open days, tours, parent seminars, courses, and publications. To subscribe, just complete the adjacent form. You may also be interested in the Total Education Conversations Podcast. Click here to learn more.

Arrange a Visit and an Interview

Ready to come and see for yourself? Call the school office on 07 4661 2666 (or email to arrange a visit to the school and an interview with the Principal.

As parents, we did not expect to gain so much from the school. The idea that working on our own personal growth would help us in turn to be better parents has proved sound. The way the school facilitates this with guest speakers and thought-provoking talks, discussion groups exploring relevant topics and sharing ideas and experiences with other parents is something we really value in the school.