The Year 10 Positive Education curriculum covers a range of topics which fit within the six core pillars of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School. These pillars are: Positive Emotions, Positive Engagement, Positive Relationships, Positive Accomplishment, Positive Purpose and Positive Health. Concepts and topics introduced to students are supported by the latest scientific evidence from the field of Positive Psychology.
The course has a deliberate emphasis on experiential learning supported by current psychological and neurophysiological research. Students also have the opportunity to hear from leading experts in mindfulness, neuroplasticity, and mental health.
Major topics which are presented; discussed and experienced by students and teachers include:
- Establishing and sustaining positive communities
- Fostering relationships
- Demonstrating neuroplasticity
- Building resilience
- Cultivating positivity
- Using character strengths
- Purposeful service to others
- Positive health
- Exploring core values
- Forgiveness and compassion
This is not a formally assessed subject and there is no official written report.