Positive Education

Our wellbeing, engagement and teaching and learning strategies are founded in the principles of Positive Education. Employing a strength-based, growth mindset approach, employing the positive language of character strengths in and out of the classroom is a highly impactful way to interweave Positive Education into our College culture. For students to recognise and apply their character strengths, promotes resilience, confidence, adaptability, and autonomy. It also promotes a sense of ownership of student learning – achievement and challenges - which nicely compliments our Visible Learning strategies included in our curriculum. Using a strength paragon or role-model can be a useful way of coming up with behaviours associated with specific strengths.

Berry Street Education Model (BSEM)

The Berry Street Education Model (BSEM) is a trauma-informed, strength-based approach to curriculum and classroom strategies, teaching visible learning and stamina. The BSEM supports teachers in their creation and implementation of opportunities for students of differentiated needs to understand their own learning and how they learn.

Restorative Practice

The College also employs a best practice model of engaging with families and to provide a restorative approach to conflict within the community. Mrs Heather Hagemann, Assistant Principal: Mission and Student Wellbeing is a trained facilitator in Restorative Practice mediation.

Alliance of All Girls

One of the College’s partners is The Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia (AGSA), the region’s leading voice for the education and empowerment of girls and young women. This organisation advocates for and supports the distinctive work of girls’ schools in their provision of unparalleled opportunities for girls. The (AGSA) contribute to the development and promotion of education in Australasia and the empowerment of young women to reach their potential and become influential contributors to our complex and changing world. The Alliance connects educators from our 180 plus member schools across six countries. We represent over 132,000 girls, over 17,000 educators and attract over 3000 program participants annually to local events, and regional conferences.

Australian Student Wellbeing Framework

The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework supports Australian schools to provide every student with the strongest foundation possible for them to reach their aspirations in learning and in life. The vision of the Framework is that Australian schools are learning communities that promote student wellbeing, safety and positive relationships so that students can reach their full potential. The Framework is based on evidence that demonstrates the strong association between safety, wellbeing and learning.