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 we have positive education and wellbeing for our whole school as the focus and future direction for improving mental health and wellbeing. 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 wellbeing and happiness.
Gympie State High School focuses on positive education and is embedded it into our curriculum through character strengths, mindfulness and growth mindsets – all areas of positive psychology. Positive communication is relayed through our newsletters, student planners, facebook and everyday school interactions.
Positive Education also encompasses our parents and the broader community. 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.