Benefits of our Program.

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One of the significant competencies students will require in the 21st century is resilience. We teach a number of skills and competencies in positive education. These topics focus on building students’ social and emotional wellbeing. We focus on developing resilience or the capacity to “bounce back” from challenging circumstances. We also teach character strengths, strategies to manage thinking traps, coping and problems solving skills.

What are the benefits of positive education programs?

“I believe St Peter's College, Adelaide, is the world leader in developing an evidence-based whole school approach to wellbeing in all aspects of school life”Professor Martin Seligman, Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology and Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

Our positive education program takes into account the science of many other researchers. Recent findings summarised by Gregory Park (2013) on the benefits of teaching wellbeing have shown:

Dr Karen Reivich of the University of Pennsylvania
Dr Karen Reivich talks about the Positive Education and Wellbeing course that our staff will be undertaking.

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