Gratitude Diary
Positive Education Program

Positive Education at the College is the student wellbeing program based on positive psychology. Positive Psychology is an initiative of Martin Seligman that can be described as the science of the good life (Seligman, Steen, Park, & Peterson, 2005). It involves the study of positive emotions, full engagement in activities and paths to fulfilment and meaning in life. It focuses on areas such as contentment and satisfaction, hope and optimism, flow and happiness. It also encompasses areas such as self-determination, character strengths, resilience, gratitude, mindfulness, creativity, forgiveness and savouring (Norrish & Vella-Broderick, 2009).

The Pos-Ed Program aims to equip students with strategies for life in the 21st century. This program builds capacity of skills in the following areas:

  • Resilience
  • Self-determination & Agency
  • Optimistic Thinking
  • Gratitude
  • Creative Thinking
  • Goal Setting
  • Flow
  • Teamwork
  • Savouring & Mindfulness
  • Character Strengths