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Geelong Grammar School Positive Schools Menatl Health and wellbeing conference

 

Geelong Grammar School  

Justin Robinson, Charlie Scudamore, Paige Williams

Establishing Wellbeing As An Essential Component Of A Thriving Education System

 

School-wide practices to enhance student and staff wellbeing Geelong Grammar School have been implementing the principles of Positive Education since 2008, when they were fortunate to have Professor Martin Seligman live with them for six months and train staff in the tenets of Positive Psychology. The School now has a robust Model for Positive Education which has the central aim of promoting wellbeing and a desired outcome of enabling students and staff to flourish. Geelong Grammar School's whole school approach to wellbeing consists of significant staff training, the explicit teaching of Positive Education curriculum, the implicit teaching of wellbeing skills within academic subjects and the embedding of Positive Education principles through whole school practices. This workshop will focus on successful whole-school practices which have been implemented at Geelong Grammar School over the past four years. It will also include several new and exciting whole-school activities which will be rolled out at the school in the near future. Participants will leave with a broad range of wellbeing initiatives that could be successfully implemented into any school with a similar passion for student and staff wellbeing. ugh

 

 

About Geelong Grammar School

 

Geelong Grammar School have been implementing the principles of Positive Education since 2008, when they were fortunate to have Professor Martin Seligman live with them for six months and train staff in the tenets of Positive Psychology.  The School now has a robust Model for Positive Education which has the central aim of promoting wellbeing and a desired outcome of enabling students and staff to flourish.  The Model consists of six related domains – Positive Relationships, Positive Emotions, Positive Health, Positive Engagement, Positive Accomplishment and Positive Purpose.  The six domains are underpinned by the important field of Character Strengths. 

 

Paige Williams Positive Schools 2013About Paige

 

Paige Williams is the Positive Psychology Project Manager, in which she is responsible for identifying and developing pathways for GGS to implement Positive Psychology principles to the organisation.  Born in London, Paige is a BA Hons Business Studies, with post graduate studies in Change Management and is undertaking a PhD with the University of Melbourne on her current work at GGS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Robinson Positive Schools 2013

About Justin

 

Justin Robinson is the Head of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School. His role involves strategically shaping the direction of Positive Education across Geelong Grammar School’s four campuses, including the explicit teaching of Positive Psychology to students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. Prior to this role Justin was the Head of Allen House, a senior co-educational day boarding house. Justin has a Master of Education (Policy and Administration) from Monash UniversityPresentation Overview

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie Scudmore Positive Schools 2013

About Charlie

 

Charlie Scudamore, Vice Principal at Geelong Grammar School.  As Vice Principal, Charlie is Chair of School operational and strategic committees and oversees staff and student welfare. He also teaches all Year 10 students a Values and Ethics course. Charlie has been responsible for the organisation and implementation of the Positive Psychology at Geelong Grammar School and bringing to fruition the establishment of the Handbury Centre for Wellbeing


 

 

 

 

 

 

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