On Positive Education Day we encourage schools across Australia and beyond to celebrate by “colouring their threads for PosEd”, wearing colourful clothes to make wellbeing visible in schools.
We are grateful to the schools that collected donations on the day, which will be applied towards funding scholarships for teachers from disadvantaged schools in each state and territory to attend the PESA 2022 National Wellbeing in Conference.
Scholarships include:
– full conference registration
– 2 nights’ accommodation
– travel allowance of up to $200
Please click here to apply for a scholarship.
You do not need to be a PESA member to apply but you must be employed by a school in Australia that serves a disadvantaged community (typically with an ICSEA of <1000).
Applications close on 12 September 2022. All applications will be considered by our committee and successful applicants will be advised by 19 September.

Re-engaging Students, Re-invigorating Staff, Re-shaping Culture

The PESA 2022 National Wellbeing in Education Conference will offer the opportunity for the education community to reconnect with one another and to the fundamental pillars of wellbeing in schools: Students, Staff and Culture. The program will address the challenges facing educators with regard to implementation of wellbeing science by providing the current developments in theory and research, as well as helping educators to connect evidence, research and theory to the creation of practical classroom and school-wide strategies to enhance student wellbeing and academic attainment. This conference is also designed to be a wellbeing intervention for staff.

Keynote Speakers includeBarbara L. Fredrickson, Jane Gillham, Ph.D., Dr Justin Coulson, Professor Joseph Ciarrochi, Dr Kirsty Goodwin, Lea Waters AM, PhD.. and many more!

The conference will:

  • Re-connect the education sector to the fundamental pillars of a sustainable wellbeing
  • Guide attendees to design a wellbeing strategy for their school, staff, classroom, students, business or themselves
  • Include presentations from all sectors of education (Government, Catholic and Independent)
  • Present the latest cutting edge research from leading global academics
  • Bridge the gap between research and practice
  • Be a wellbeing intervention for staff and attendees

Program offering:

  • Keynote Presentations from leading academics and educators in the field
  • Workshops & Masterclasses to guide educators to design or re-design their wellbeing strategies
  • Spark Sessions to generate ideas
  • Provider Taster Sessions offering opportunities to assess the offering of industry suppliers in the market
  • Wellbeing Interventions to enhance the wellbeing of attendees and their readiness for learning

With gratitude to our Gold Sponsor