Positive Education classes at Timbertop are taught throughout the year to all Year 9 students. The scope and sequence of the subject scaffolds the ten Resilience skills with the six pillars for living a Flourishing life. These founding principles are: Positive Purpose, Positive Emotions, Positive Accomplishment, Positive Health, Positive Relationships, and Positive Meaning. Students revisit the topic of Character Strengths, identifying those that they most frequently use at this stage in their development. Students also focus on the skills necessary to improve some or all of the resilience competencies. Students gain a conceptual understanding in these classes, but importantly practise the application of these skills with their Unit and Head of Unit during Pastoral Positive Education sessions.

This is not a formally assessed subject and there is no official written report.


Positive Education
Middle School - Years 5 to 8