POSITIVE EDUCATION DAY
TUESDAY 2 AUGUST
8.45am to 2.30pm
We know that our attitude to life plays just as important part in our development as our intelligence. A sense of optimism, grit and resiliency is often what governs success academically and in life after school. We know that the 21st Century skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity are crucial. Research shows the best way to prevent bullying, reduce anxiety and depression, and create a ‘Bright Future’ for our children is to directly teach optimistic thinking and develop an emotional toolkit as a mental health ‘inoculation’; just like we prevent physical illness. We know that life is not always fair. So how can we help our children? How can we help ourselves? Come back to school and find out!
Dr Suzy Green, internationally renowned expert on well-being and Positive Psychology, will explain how to develop useful strategies to deal with the challenges in our lives and maximise our well-being. You will learn more about what we do at John Wollaston from other parents, students and staff. This learning is for your whole family, young and old. Grandparents are always welcome!
As a bonus, enjoy a delicious morning tea and lunch, thanks to the John Wollaston Anglican Community School Parents and Friends Association. Enjoy a great day out! Enjoy student musical performances and the opportunity to visit your child in their class during session break times.
What is Positive Psychology? The Science of Positivity – Dr Suzy Green
Gratitude Bites – Stories from students, staff and parents,
including Triple P: Positive Parent Popsticks
Being Your Best Possible Self – Dr Suzy Green
The Secret to Raising Smart Kids – Dr Suzy Green
What Do We Do? The John Wollaston Positive Education Programmes
Character Strengths Workshop for Parents
Dr Suzy Green is a Clinical and Coaching Psychologist (MAPS) and Founder of The Positivity Institute, an organisation dedicated to the research and application of Positive psychology for life, school and work. Suzy was the recipient of an international Positive Psychology Fellowship Award and has published in the Journal of Positive Psychology. Suzy also currently holds Honorary Academic positions at the School of Business, University of Western Sydney; Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne; Institute for Positive Psychology & Education (IPPE), Australian Catholic University and the Black Dog Institute. Suzy is an Affiliate of the Institute for Well-Being, Cambridge University. Suzy was the ‘Stress-less Expert’ for Australian Women’s Health Magazine for eight years, and maintains a strong media profile appearing regularly on television, radio and in print.
We look forward to seeing you and your family next Tuesday 2 August. Stay for the morning or stay for the whole day. We will welcome you back to school!
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