Category Archives: PESA Schools

14 Jul

Gympie State High School is a Positive Education School: Their Journey So Far…

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A great read for schools just starting out on their Pos Ed journey and looking for tips on strategy and implementation.  Learn more about Gympie State High School’s Pos Ed journey, and their focus on providing a learning community where positive relationships are the foundation for achievement of everyone’s personal best in all aspects of
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31 May

Butterfly Effect Community Day – Positive Education in Action at Hale School, WA

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After the success of the inaugural Butterfly Effect Community Service Day in 2015, the hope was to at least match the enthusiasm, kindness and generosity. Well, the Middle School at boys Hale School in Western Australia surpassed all expectations!  Once again, the day was filled with the spirit of giving and the boys who participated
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23 Jan

Upper Hunter Hub Positive Education Initiative

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In 2016, PESA was contacted by Where There’s a Will, to request our support in rolling out a community-wide Positive Education initiative across the Upper Hunter region in NSW. Where There’s a Will is a not for profit charity, established in 2016 by the Carrigan family, who were spurred into action after tragically losing 24 year-old son and brother
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17 May

Positive Education at Knox Grammar School, Wahroonga, Sydney

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Founded in 1924, Knox Grammar School is a Uniting Church school for boys located in Wahroonga, Sydney, Australia. Knox provides learning opportunities for more than 2,400 students from Kindergarten through to Year 12 across separate Preparatory and Senior School campuses. Our school values are Faith, Wisdom, Integrity and Compassion. We are a community which values
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26 Jul

Great things happening at Genazzano College and Westwood Primary School!

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Welcome to two new Institutional Members of PESA who are doing great things in Positive Education. Genazzano College in Melbourne is right at the forefront of embedding the principles of Positive Education across their programs. Read about how the staff have embraced the many training opportunities presented to them and how this has led to
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15 Jun

Positive Education at Kings College NZ

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Student well-being underpins all education. At King’s College, Pastoral Care is enhanced through implicit and explicit attention to methods that enhance well-being, which in turn leads to better academic achievement, reduced anxiety and more engaged and meaningful lives for students.
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23 Jun

Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School

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“The time has come for a new prosperity, one that takes flourishing seriously as the goal of education and of parenting. Learning to value and attain flourishing must start early – in the formative years of schooling – and it is this new prosperity, kindled by positive education, that the world can now choose.” –
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14 Jun

Positive Psychology at Seymour College

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Beginning the journey – an outline of a six month whole school process 2013 marked the ‘beginning of the journey’ in embedding the principles and strategies of positive psychology at Seymour College. Training Prior to the commencement of Term 1, 2013, the Principal, Deputy Principal, Head of Junior School, Head of Middle School and Head
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13 Jun

Positive Education at Knox Grammar School

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ABOUT KNOX GRAMMAR SCHOOL Founded in 1924, Knox Grammar School is a Uniting Church school for boys located in Wahroonga, Sydney, Australia. Knox provides learning opportunities for more than 2,000 students from Kindergarten through to Year 12 across separate Preparatory and Senior School campuses. Our school values are Faith, Wisdom, Integrity and Compassion. We are
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13 Jun

The Positive Psychology Journey at St Catherine’s: 2008 – 2013

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Positive psychology has been a key focus at St Catherine’s since 2008. The Head of Junior School at the time, Mrs Anne Johnstone, introduced positive psychology to the Junior School as a result of research she had undertaken in the field. Her research led her to a firm belief that all educators should be equipped
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13 Jun

Christ Church Grammar School (WA)

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Our Positive Psychology Journey CCGS became interested in Wellbeing & Positive Psychology after two staff attended an initial training session at Geelong Grammar School in 2009. The Geelong Grammar experience was shared at several conferences and senior staff began to discuss it’s potential as an element of a new learning area, namely, Personal & Spiritual
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13 Jun

Euroa Secondary College – Our Positive Psychology Journey

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With approximately 400 students attending Euroa Secondary College (located in the Shire of Strathbogie, country Victoria, 90 minutes north-east of Melbourne) in 2013, it is heartening to read; “effective learning communities are generally an environment of between 10 to 400 students, one to thirty staff, that are able to create intimate, personal, democratic and student-centred
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13 Jun

The Peninsula Positive Psychology Model

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At Peninsula Grammar, our whole school approach to Positive Education includes working first with staff and embedding best practice across the school, in addition to explicit teaching of important skills such as curiosity, emotion regulation, resilience, kindness, critical thinking and positive communication. Our goal is to equip students with a range of strategies they can
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