Research underscores all the work we do in the Institute, demonstrating our commitment to strengthening the evidence base of Positive Education. We aim for our research to be rigorous and robust, informed by wisdom, and relevant to the practical implementation of Positive Education as well as conceptual development. In the past ten years, Geelong Grammar School and associated philanthropic funds have invested into research efforts, contributing to the current understanding of how to promote wellbeing and the positive development of children and young people.


Contribute to the field

Our unique position as a pioneering Positive Education school directs us in facilitating translational research aimed at strengthening the evidence-base and scalability of Positive Education to all schools. 

Key activities: internal and independent research projects, dissemination through training and resources, peer-reviewed publications

Improve and innovate

We continue to improve and innovate Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School through reflection and evaluation of practices, policies and programs so that other schools might benefit from our learnings.

Key activities: action research initiatives, theory-based publications, development of resources and training, integration with core business of school 


We collaborate with professional associations, universities, non-profit organisations, philanthropic funders and schools to research recognised priority areas within the field of Positive Education.

Key activities: involvement with committees, student internship/projects, formal partnerships, grant submissions.