Positive Education in Action

Parent Workshop - Positive Education / Wellbeing

On Wednesday 13 March 2024, we held a Parent Workshop on Positive Education / WellbeingPositive Education is in the 'foundations' of the school and you will see and hear and, hopefully, feel it when you spend time there. It's woven through our curriculum - stand alone and integrated, it's in our written reporting practices, school goals, you name it - maybe it's at the stage where it almost floats in the atmosphere?


Our teachers took time in the Christmas break to build a number of short workshops for you - based on the Science of Wellbeing and how this looks for your child in the classroom. These are always interesting, and parents have commented on the sessions being really worthwhile venturing out for.

This year, the workshop was about the what, the why and the how.... followed by 3 areas of exploration with the teachers:

Hey, and what is good for the children is good for all of us! 

Click on the following thumbnails for each presented topic.

Parent Workshop - Whole Person Wellbeing / Positive Education

On Thursday 05 August 2021 a parent workshop was held. 

Click on the following links for each presented topic.

Since 2016, we have been on our way to embedding the principles of Positive Education within our Worser Bay School Curriculum.

In 2022, we enhanced our Positive Education Strategy.

As well as providing a programme that encourages curious minds and the what’s seen as more ‘academic’ learning, schools are also social institutions and therefore need to contribute to developing a culture of wellbeing towards self and others. 

Social and emotional learning is inextricably linked to academic learning outcomes. It’s this holistic approach that we value the most - where supporting the building of a student’s character is just as important as the academic. It’s not a case of either/or.

Simply put, Positive Education is the science of wellbeing combined with the best practices in learning and teaching. 

Our Positive Education Model utilises a strengths based approach, and covers a number of different domains of wellbeing: 

(from Geelong Grammar School)

You will learn more about Positive Education in our Newsletters, on our Blogs, on your child’s Seesaw digital journal, in Goal Setting meetings, in Progress and Achievement meetings, Student Led Conferences, Positive Education Whānau Days and in our fortnightly Assemblies. 

You can find our child developed Character Strengths here:

It’s exciting to be well on the way towards our ultimate goal of having this wellbeing culture embedded deep within the fabric of our school, observing our children feeling good and doing good and encouraging the entire community to be part of our work in this expanding and vital learning and practice.