All great learning takes place in collaboration. St Peter’s College has been proud to partner with a number of the world’s leaders to develop our wellbeing strategy and positive education programs.
In 2013 St Peter’s College signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Melbourne Graduate School (MGSE) of Education at the University of Melbourne. This agreement with the MGSE will enable St Peter’s College to keep up-to-date with the latest evidence-based teaching strategies and research to improve the education of every boy. Recently, the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne was ranked second in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject and the University of Melbourne is placed as Australia’s number one University in research, learning and teaching and engagement.
St Peter’s College is also a partner in the Positive Psychology Centre at the University of Melbourne. Our partnership focuses on the ongoing development and improvement of our wellbeing programs. We collaborate with Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology and the Director of the Centre for Positive Psychology in the Melbourne Graduate School at the University of Melbourne.
St Peter’s College is an institutional affiliate of the Wellbeing Institute. This is a cross-disciplinary initiative at the University of Cambridge that promotes the highest quality research in the science of wellbeing, and its integration into first-rate evidence-based practice and policy. We collaborate with Professor Felicia Huppert, Director of the Well-Being Institute at the University of Cambridge, and Emeritus Professor of Psychology.
St Peter’s College partnered with the University of Pennsylvania to train staff in the science of wellbeing. A team of leaders from Penn trained 150 St Peter’s College staff in 2012-2013 about the latest approaches to the science of wellbeing. St Peter’s College has an ongoing partnership with the University of Pennsylvania.
From 2012-2014, St Peter’s College joined with the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and the South Australian Government. In a ground breaking collaboration with the Department for Education and Child Development, the Adelaide Thinkers in Residence Program engaged one of the world’s leading psychologists and the founder of Positive Psychology, Professor Martin Seligman to South Australia.
As Thinker in Residence, Professor Seligman collaborated with St Peter’s College, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Department for Education and Child Development to develop strategies, generate new thinking, momentum and generally act as a catalyst in the field of Wellbeing and Positive Education for current and future generations.
Professor Seligman was an active member of our School community as well as collaborating and sharing his knowledge with our boys and staff. As part of the Adelaide Thinkers in Residence Program, St Peter’s College not only made a significant contribution to the broader South Australian education community, but also formed long-term global partnerships with leading experts while enhancing our ability to deliver a world-class evidence-based wellbeing program for all boys.