Wellbeing at QASMT is a visible wholehearted, supportive approach where everyone in the school community works together to intentionally promote rich connections and a balanced lifestyle. Wellbeing often refers to the aspects that make life go well. It includes consideration of features such as positive feelings (e.g. positive emotions & emotional stability) and positive functioning (e.g. self-esteem, growth, meaning in life).
Positive Psychology is defined as the “science of the conditions and processes that lead to optimal human functioning", “the scientific study of human flourishing, and an applied approach to optimal functioning" (Gable & Haidt, 2005). Us at our best!
Positive Education brings together the science of Positive Psychology with best practice teaching to encourage and support individuals, schools and communities to flourish. It focuses on specific skills that assist students to strengthen their relationships, build positive emotions, enhance personal resilience, promote mindfulness and encourage a healthy lifestyle. The fundamental goal of the positive wellbeing framework is to promote flourishing, or positive mental health within the school community (Norrish et al., 2013). And to create an integrated, whole-school wellbeing framework that enables our staff, students and parents to flourish and perform at their optimum.