A POSITIVE EDUCATION PRODUCES THRIVING MINDS
At Perth Modern School we aim to foster a culture where students, staff and the wider school community flourish in all aspects of their life. The Thriving Minds program uses the science of positive psychology, along with best practice pedagogy to provide our school community with the tools to achieve this vision. It has been developed specifically for our school with the needs of gifted students in mind.
The Thriving Minds program focuses on specific skills that will assist students in strengthening their relationships, building positive emotions, enhancing personal resilience, promoting mindfulness and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. By focusing on these skills students are better equipped to reach their learning potential and lead more fulfilling lives.
Staff are regularly engaged in professional development sessions on positive engagement, positive relationships and positive emotions. The sessions are run by our school wellbeing team and involved lots of interactive and fun activities.
Geelong Grammar School staff have visited the school, running professional development sessions on the introduction of Positive Education. In 2020, we commenced the implementation of the program with our Year 7 students and the program has since been introduced to other year groups.
The Thriving Minds program involves explicit teaching of these skills through Health Education, Career Education and our Advocacy program. It is also implicitly embedded in other subjects and through additional school policies and initiatives.