Thu 23rd May
Townsville Grammar School Head of Senior School, Mrs Susie Ahern, was recently invited to spend time at a school in China to help develop their Positive Education programme.
Mrs Ahern, who helped spearhead the successful positive education programme at Townsville Grammar School, has been sought out by a number of schools to speak and provide advice on their own programmes.
Most recently, Mrs Ahern travelled to China at Harrow International School in Beijing to research the connections, implications and challenges that a positive psychology pastoral care approach brings to the Chinese culture.
Positive Education is a whole school community initiative that promotes positive relationships, emotion, health, engagement, accomplishment and purpose.
Positive Education is directly linked to the evidence based outcomes and benefits of Positive Psychology. Positive Education aims to produce well-rounded and resilient individuals who possess a unique capability to thrive personally, academically and professionally and who are well-equipped to contribute to society in a satisfying and meaningful way.
At Townsville Grammar, all students participate in an ongoing ‘character strengths’ based Pastoral Care programme. This approach focuses on six educational domains and 24 universally accepted character strengths – positive relationships, positive emotions, positive health, positive engagement, positive accomplishment and positive purpose. The School commissioned a local Townsville graphic artist to develop the visual image for representing these character strengths.