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Student well being is a strong focus at Salisbury East High School and is integral to the learning process.
At SEHS we believe learners will engage more readily with learning when in an optimum state of well being.
Selected staff were involved in the Geelong Grammar School 'Discovering Positive Education' Program in 2014 and 2015, which has led to a series of professional development activities for all SEHS teachers, centred around the introduction of character strengths, growth mindset and mindfulness.
Positive Education is based around the science of Martin Seligman’s Positive Psychology and its five pillars, known as PERMA: Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment.
Each of these elements is essential to our well-being and satisfaction with life. Together, they form the solid foundation upon which we can build a happy and flourishing life.
Staff at SEHS embrace the principles of positive education, with many implementing meditation, character strengths and growth mindset strategies into their classrooms.
The 'Wednesday Wellness' initiative has also been implemented for Year 12 students. Led by two teachers every week, before the school day begins, students engage in yoga and meditation sessions.
More information on this program is available by clicking here.
A gratitude board, 'A Note of Thanks', is also in use in the school buildings, where students can say, and share, a 'thank you' for something that is meaningful and valuable to them.
Plans to focus on, and further develop, the PERMA principles are reflected in our school's 2015 Site Priority: 'Supporting our community to flourish'.
Students are also supported with a variety of alternative programs to assist them in modifying their behaviours, making appropriate choices and accessing support.
These initiatives include: