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​Positive Education Program

Creating flourishing students, staff and schools.

Our vision - 'Gympie State High School is a learning community that grows young people of integrity, compassion and wisdom who honour our past and build our future.'

Positive Education brings together the science of positive psychology with best practice teaching to encourage and support individuals, schools and communities to flourish.

At Gympie State High School (GSHS) we have made the decision that positive education and wellbeing for our whole school is the focus and future direction for improving mental health and wellbeing at GSHS. Neuroscience, science of the brain, has proven that our brains are always changing and growing through exposure to life experiences, challenges and learning new things. Positive emotions, relationships, accomplishment, engagement, meaning and a healthy lifestyle are all important elements in our lives. Finding the balance and developing these elements is the challenge to building your wellbeing and to be happier.

Each Monday as apart of our curriculum students engage with elements of positive psychology, this includes character strengths, mindfulness and mindsets. Positive communication is relayed through our newsletters, planners, Facebook and everyday school interactions. We have made the commitment to have two positive education mentors who align positive education with the curriculum and provide programs for our students and staff.

Positive education at our school also encompasses our parents and the broader community. Weekly positive wellbeing tips are provided in our newsletters, Facebook page, web page and our sign on Cootharaba Road. We encourage parents and the broader community to be a part of our Positive Education journey.

Positive Education Model

Gold - Growth, Outcomes, Love, Diversity.