The Institute of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School has launched its new Positive Education Enhanced Curriculum (PEEC). Centred on student wellbeing, it has been designed together with developmental psychologists in the field of positive psychology.
The use of school suspension and expulsion to exclude students from school presents a major dilemma for staff, writes student wellbeing expert Sheryl Hemphill. She discusses recent research that aimed at reducing school exclusion.
Approximately one in 200 students in Australia has epilepsy, a medical condition that affects the brain and causes seizures, which is the Epilepsy Smart Schools program has been developed to support these students, and train schools and educators in understanding their specific needs.
In response to growing concerns about student wellbeing and its link to academic performance, a new classroom tool uses emojis, customisable polls and screen mirroring to measure student engagement and wellbeing in real-time.
When schools work in partnership with parents and the wider community to deliver relationships and sexuality education, they achieve the best outcomes, according to Family Planning Victoria.