Strengthening community wellbeing
As one of the School’s educational pillars, the field of Positive Education continues to develop and grow. As a pioneer in this space, we are uplifted by the increase in school communities embracing this approach to support their students and community to thrive.
Over the past decade at Geelong Grammar School, we have continued to refine the way we define and describe Positive Education. In 2011, our definition stated:
“Positive Education brings together the science of positive psychology with best-practice teaching and learning to encourage and support schools and individuals within their communities to flourish.”
In 2015, in an attempt to describe the overall spirit of the field, we said that:
“Positive Education teaches skills and knowledge to help prevent illbeing and promote wellbeing within the context of living a good life.”
Today, we define Positive Education as
“engaging wholeheartedly with pro-active practices which strengthen community wellbeing.”
Our wholehearted commitment has not changed, nor has the overriding emphasis on strengthening community wellbeing.
Learn more about our School’s values, character and strategic imperatives.