Good news for kids and parents who don’t like school.

It is common knowledge that school sucks.

No one really enjoyed their experience of primary or secondary school.


The reason for that is, for the last 50 years plus, schools have been a place where you learned a handful of skills for a job.

A job in which you stayed, long-term.

Until glorious retirement.

Is retirement an illusion?

The idea that one day you can stop working a job and start doing the things you’ve always wanted to do.

What about starting the things you love doing now and work in a field that you enjoy too?

I’ll leave it to you to think about.

But you’ll have to agree, school for the masses has been a bit of a let down.

School has done a pretty good job and crushing self-esteem, creativity and  original thinking. Yay education.

Thank you school, but you can stop all that now.

It’s getting a little old.

There are now more options for education and not just for kids.

The appeal for adults to further educate themselves is growing.


In Perth, there are Reggio Emilia inspired schools, Steiner (Waldorf) schools, Montessori, Homeschooling and State.

There must be more, but you’ll have to look. Like the alternative school in Spearwood.

River Blossom in Bassendean (Perth) is worth a visit.

It’s lead by super hero, Constance Paul.

Check the CV:

Constance Paul, Director and Counselling Psychologist  
Register W.A., Primary Teacher K – 7, Craft, Woodworking, Special Education
MA Ed., University of Santa Clara, Counselling Psychology 
BA Purdue University – Design, Communications
Rudolf Steiner College, Kindergarten, Intensive Foundations
University of Alberta, Canada, Educational Psychology Ph.D. in progress. 
Constance and Sam
Constance and Sam


At River Blossom, not only kids, but parents and community are welcome to contribute to their own education.

With a handful of experienced teachers, Riverbloom seeks to be an education choice worthy of consideration.

Especially if you are not happy with what you’re already getting.

Are you over this atmosphere of having to try harder to get better grades and higher NAPLAN scores (er… bragging rights)?

Are parents putting themselves under unnecessary pressure in the name of their child’s education?

Will we look back on education in 2014 and shake our heads much like we snigger at some of the ways school life was 50 years ago?

I wonder a lot about the pressures parents and the children must feel because of school.

I feel it is very important to be able to read and write, do arithmetic, spel rite and that sorht ov fing, but are children being forced to learn more and faster?

What ever happened to playing in the sandpit for hours?

I suppose sand and ipads don’t mix.

Fortunately, schools like River Blossom and your child, mix well.




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