An Evaluation of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School: A Snapshot of 2013

DA Vella-Brodrick, TC Chin, N Rickard

University of Melbourne & Monash University | Published : 2014


Australian schools are increasingly adopting Positive Education as a means of benefitting both student well-being and academic outcomes. Empirical research evaluating these outcomes is however urgently needed. This report presents initial findings on well-being outcomes in Year 9, 10 and 11 students at one of the most comprehensive and best practice positive education providers in the world, Geelong Grammar School (GGS). A range of mental health and well-being indicators were assessed at the start of the year and again at the end of the school year, which comprised substantial positive education curricula including the Timbertop program in Year 9, and the Positive Education Program (PEP) in ..

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