The program was named by the students following an extensive consultative process.
This positive wellbeing program, established in 2016, runs every Tuesday period 2, for 75 minutes.
The explicit, sequential Years 7-12 program focuses on three inter-related areas:
Career Education Positivity Education Learning Behaviours
The structured age and stage appropriate activities allow young people to explore who they are, who they can be, how to be their best and how to make their preferred futures happen.
Through the program students:
develop excellent learning and work decision skills
learn organisation and time management skills
build resilience and positive habits
discover their character strengths
benefit from values education
explore ways to enhance their wellbeing
strengthen their relationships
learn to deal with challenges and disappointments
are challenged to live purposefully and meaningfully
are motivated to make positive community contributions
acquire knowledge around pathway options and career planning
develop job seeking, work related and networking skills
appreciate the value of continually daring to excel in all aspects of life.
Students will routinely:
reflect on their academic and personal growth journeys
draw conclusions that inform action; the next steps
set clear and measurable goals
develop strategies for success
monitor progress evaluate and celebrate outcomes.
This helps produce responsible, autonomous and well-rounded lifelong learners.
As far as possible STRIVE mentors teach their STRIVE group. STRIVE mentors guide and support the personal and academic growth of each student in their cohort. Student learning progress is documented on Compass and One Note for parents to see. STRIVE parent/student/teacher conferences are further occasions for student learning review and celebration. They occur twice yearly. All staff have undertaken extensive professional development and training in Positive Education to facilitate expert program delivery.
STRIVE mentors are students’ first point of contact for assistance with personal and academic issues.