The Positive Education Program at the College encompasses:
- Positive Psychology (Year 7-12 students)
- Performance Psychology (Year 8 students)
- Coaching Psychology (Year 11 students)
- Coaching Buddy Program (Year 11 and Year 7 Students)
Positive Psychology is a branch of psychology that promotes optimal human functioning
Performance Psychology encompasses a set of skills to assist individuals with planning, motivation and overcoming setbacks in order to achieve their goals
Coaching Psychology is described as a collaborative, solution-focused process to assist individuals to achieve their goals
The Positive Education Program is part of the timetable and is explicitly taught by the Home Room teachers, the Year Co-ordinators and the College Psychologist. There is a set program for each year level which revolves around the five positive psychology constructs as well as exploring other positive psychology concepts.
Developing the ‘whole student’ is an important part of the culture of the College. The Positive Education Program is a proactive approach to wellbeing and is focused on promoting ‘whole student’ development. This aligns with Seligman (2009) who asserts that increases in wellbeing are likely to produce increases in learning. Wellbeing can be defined as the combination of feeling good and functioning well (Huppert & Johnson, 2010). Teaching the personal skills of wellbeing and resilience can make a significant difference in terms of health and wellbeing (Roffey, 2012).
Wellbeing is important and wellbeing skills are taught in Pos-Ed.
Our program offers female adolescents skills and strategies to build resilience and positive wellbeing. These skills and strategies will assist girls in navigating the highs and lows of life in order to lead lives that are flourishing.