Positive Education

Positive Education is based on the science of Positive Psychology which, through a focus on strengths and virtues, enables individuals,
communities and organisations to flourish.
 

Positive Education is supported by brain science that proves we can learn to be more optimistic and by doing so, experience greater levels of happiness, engagement and purpose in life.

In 2016 Positive Education was formally introduced into the Year 7 to 10 Program, with the students participating in one 60-minute class a fortnight. During this time, students learn and practice skills that enable them to:


- be mindful
- build positive relationships
- experience more positive emotions
- enhance personal resilience and wellbeing


Aspects of Positive Education have also been incorporated into our Primary and VCE Programs through a daily focus on:


- building on character strengths
- practicing mindfulness
- having a growth mindset
- expressing gratitude
 

At Macleod College we are committed to developing the whole person: academically, socially and emotionally. We believe Positive Education gives us the necessary tools to do just that. Research shows that individuals who practice the skills taught in Positive Education increase their academic performance as well as overall happiness and life satisfaction. We see Positive Education as more than just a program at Macleod College. It is an evidence based approach to life and learning that empowers individuals and communities to be the best they can be.
Positive Education is based on the science of Positive Psychology which, through a focus on strengths and virtues, enables individuals,
communities and organisations to flourish. Positive Education is supported by brain science that proves we can learn to be more
optimistic and by doing so, experience greater levels of happiness, engagement and purpose in life.