The Institute of Positive Education is based at Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia. Our School is proud to be a pioneer in the field of Positive Education, an evidence-based, proactive approach to wellbeing centred on the cultivation of competencies, knowledge and skills to flourish.
From 2006 to 2009, we worked with Professor Martin Seligman and his team from The University of Pennsylvania to bring the science of Positive Psychology to an educational context and indeed into the Geelong Grammar School way of life.
Positive Education has become deeply embedded in how we connect and engage with students in order for them to realise the best version of themselves.
The approach considers six associated domains that are central to the promotion of human flourishing – positive relationships, positive emotions, positive engagement, positive accomplishment, positive health and positive purpose. Through these, we strive to equip students with positive mental health strategies that build resilience and the capacity to cope with the stresses of everyday life.
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.