The Year 10 Positive Education curriculum is the most extensive, exploring a range of topics related to 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. In the first semester, the emphasis is on extending students’ learning about the skills and practices they can incorporate into their lives to support their wellbeing and learning. In Semester 2, the focus shifts to how they can make a difference in the lives of others and find a sense of meaning and purpose in the process.

Year 10 Positive Education has a deliberate emphasis on experiential learning and the concepts introduced to students are supported by the latest scientific evidence from the field of Positive Psychology and other associated fields, such as neuroscience. Throughout the year, students also have the opportunity to hear from leading experts in mindfulness, neuroplasticity, and mental health. They also hear inspiring stories from individuals who are making a difference in the world as part of the second semester focus on future pathways and service to others.

The topics explored in Year 10 Positive Education include:

    • Connecting to Corio Campus
    • Fostering relationships
    • Leadership and teamwork
    • Demonstrating neuroplasticity
    • Building Resilience
    • Motivation and Goal-Orientation
    • Positive Health
    • Exploring core values
    • Purposeful Service to Others

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


Positive Education
Timbertop - Year 9

Positive Education
Middle School - Years 5 to 8