This web site and blog contains a selection of Philip O'Carroll’s letters to the editor which cover Australian and global issues, including education and politics.
The thought for this month is about
why I have decided to circulate a
monthly Thought of the Month!...
Homo Sapiens is a social animal.
Societies have customs and morality,
which guide most transactions between people...
I am by nature a truth-seeker. I want my beliefs to correspond as accurately as possible with how the world in fact operates...
When we don’t know the whole story about a state of affairs, we can use our imagination and make a conjecture. Let me share one now regarding how we humans got here...
Perhaps the two greatest gifts, bestowed by parents, that enable a fulfilling human life, are:
(1) believing oneself to be lovable, and
(2) being lovable...
Australia is a top spender on school education. But UNICEF ranks Australia educationally 39th out of 41 high‐to middle‐income countries.
A variety of letters to the editor sent during 2018.
A belief in God or gods has been with us at least as far back as history can take us, rising independently from all corners of the world.
No human society has ever brought equality to its people. Some rights, yes: equality, never.
We aim for belonging, financial security, friends, and perhaps wealth, power, popularity, fame, beauty, status … But in any full life, there will be times when one of these blessings may need to be sidelined for the greater good.
A collection of education-related letters to the editor.
How easy is it to be a human – a happy
human? There’s no painless path to
contentment and fulfilment. There are
disturbing events that descend upon us
without warning or “justice”.
FITZROY COMMUNITY SCHOOL:
THE FUTURE of SCHOOLING.
It is the summary of my life’s work. It compiles my most important ideas. My wife Faye and I founded this school and have pioneered new ways.
This is a selection of Philip’s letters to the editor which cover Australian and global issues. Any of these letters may be published with author’s name or web address shown.
A SUBMISSION to the Review of Funding for Schooling; from Philip O’Carroll, Co-founder, Fitzroy Community School
The Fitzroy Readers are a set of 80 story books that children read for themselves. The Readers take the young learner from simple sounding words like cat and mat (in the 1st story) through to words like appreciative and consciousness (in the final story) in 80 easy steps.
I have made my first podcast appearance. It’s about Fitzroy Community School.
The podcaster is Adam Murray. His outlet is called SUBTLE DISRUPTORS
From podcast Subtle Disruptors: 40 years ago Philip O'Carroll co-founded Fitzroy Community school. Today it is still going strong, often ranking in the top 1% of the state in areas like literacy and numeracy, and equipping kids with the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly evolving world.
All comments on my opinions and letters are welcome.