Positive Education is an approach to education that blends academic learning with character and wellbeing. Preparing students with life skills such as: grit, optimism, resilience, growth mindset, engagement, and mindfulness among others. Positive Education is based on the science of wellbeing and happiness. It views school as a place where students not only cultivate their intellectual minds, but also develop a broad set of character strengths, virtues, and competencies, which together support their wellbeing.
Positive Education focuses on specific skills that assist students to strengthen their relationships, build positive emotions, enhance personal resilience, promote mindfulness and encourage a healthy lifestyle.
Norwood Morialta High School staff have adopted the Flourish model of Positive Education, developed by the Institute of Positive Education in collaboration with Dr Martin Seligman, the founder of positive psychology. The model consists of six domains:Students are introduced to Positive Education through the Character Strengths survey, undertaken early in Year 8 as a part of the Personal Learning Group (PLG) program. Whilst the PLG program is the key vehicle through which students are supported to develop their understanding of themselves as learners and as human beings, students are exposed to the concepts of Positive Education in all subjects and interactions with staff.
Parents are invited to attend after-hours sessions offered by the school staff to develop their understanding of Positive Education and the support they can provide to their child at home.
Wellbeing is paramount to students’ success in school and in life in general. At Norwood Morialta High School we aim to support you to flourish academically, physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. You are supported to learn and further develop your character strengths and use them to overcome challenging situations. This support is provided by all teaching staff through the Personal Learning Group (PLG) program which is grounded in positive psychology, and also by the wellbeing team consisting of the Student Wellbeing Leader, Learning Community Leaders, and members of the school’s Executive Team.
Student Wellbeing Leaders can provide the following support:
- Help to manage relationships with family, teachers and peers
- Support to manage issues of concern
- Course and career guidance
- Information about and referrals to other support agencies
- Support to encourage attendance and learning at school
- FLO & VET information and referrals.
Online Safety and Internet Use
Mental Health resources for teenagers & their families.
Risk Taking Behaviours & Relationships
Online Counselling & Teenage Resources
Depression & Anxiety
Crisis Support & Suicide Prevention
Online Counselling & Depression & Anxiety
Domestic Violence & Family Counselling
Sexual Health & Relationships