Positive Education: Simplifying School Wellbeing
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Simplifying School Wellbeing:

5 Simple Steps to Practising Positive Education


4 June 2020 Thursday


Dr Paula Robinson
Positive Psychology Institute, Australia


Wellington Primary School


9.00AM to 5.00PM

Closing Date:

27 March 2020 Friday


S$350.00 per participant. If 2 or more participants from the same school/organization attend the same workshop, the discounted fee will be S$300.00 per participant for that particular workshop. Fees are subject to GST and include all training materials, lunch and tea break.


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Other Information:

Registration is on a first-come-first serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

Imagine a school where students flourish personally and academically, where teachers are engaged and energised, and parents have the peace of mind knowing that their kids are building skills of wellbeing and resilience for life. Positive Education is the application of the science of wellbeing in schools, and it has become a fantastic tool for schools to proactively support mental health and create a positive culture that students and staff want to be a part of. However, many schools fear that Positive Education is too expensive, takes time away from academic learning or is too time consuming for busy teachers. Fortunately, practising Positive Education doesn't have to be complicated, and with a bit of planning and support from the school community, it can be effective and sustainable. In this session, we will debunk the myths of Positive Education and provide participants with a simple 5 step plan to implement Positive Education science and practice immediately in their own school environment.

This session will enable participants to:

  • Create buy-in and excitement for Positive Education from students, staff and the wider school community.
  • Select and implement a Positive Education model that reflects the unique culture, values and ethos of your school.
  • Utilise program logic to communicate, organise and sustain Positive Education activities and practices.
  • Learn evidence-based practical activities and HOW to implement them to improve wellbeing for staff and students.
  • Understand how to evaluate Positive Education initiatives.


What our participants say...

  • Dr Robinson provided a variety of ideas to implement Pos Ed in school.
  • Northbrooks Secondary School is already embarking in Pos Ed in school. This course helps to refine some processes that we are considering.
  • I can see how Pos Ed and well-being can be contextualized in my school.
  • The workshop provides useful tips for us to start the Pos Ed journey in school.
  • Useful steps to strengthen Pos Ed climate in the school.
  • I have learnt a lot of useful strategies to inculcate Pos Ed.
  • I have a better understanding of Pos Ed & obtained strategies that I can to apply/implement in the school.
  • The workshop provides practical ideas for my school's Pos Ed journey.
  • There were many useful tips shared!
  • The workshop helped me to think about my school's practices & definition of well-being. Paula provided research & findings in support of well-being.
  • I learn how to plan for my school future program with Program Logic.


Expert Facilitator: Dr Paula Robinson

Consulting Psychologist, Author & Speaker 
– Specialising in Positive Psychology, Wellbeing and Mental Fitness for Individuals, Organisations, Schools & Communities

Paula RobinsonPrior to becoming a Psychologist, Dr. Paula Robinson had 12 years' experience as a senior manager. Her responsibilities have included strategic planning and implementation, business development, staff recruitment/retention, advertising, marketing, and sales. Dr. Robinson then decided to focus on the growth of her academic pursuits and applying her practical knowledge and experience within the profession of Psychology. Paula is currently a registered, consulting Psychologist, speaker and Managing Director of the Positive Psychology Institute specialising in the science, application and integration of traditional Psychology and Positive Psychology.

Paula has completed numerous research studies, invited keynote presentations and strategic positive change programs for government, private organisations, schools and the wider community, as well as published scientific and conference papers. Apart from presenting regularly in Australia, over the past few years, Paula has been invited to present in Hungary, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and Doha on her work with schools, universities and organisations.

Areas of Expertise

Paula’s high-level skill sets encompass:

(a) Designing high-level applied psychological strategic planning approaches aligned to key organisational objectives, culture/climate change and business well-being to measurably improve bottom line outcomes;

(b) Practically applying and integrating the science of traditional Psychology, Positive Psychology and her PhD research on Mental Fitness across multiple contexts;

(c) Providing consultancy, lectures, keynote presentations, workshops and evidence-based coaching to individuals, organisations, schools and the wider community.

 The Positive Psychology Institute

The Positive Psychology Institute (PPI) integrates the emergent theory, research and evidence-based practice of Positive Psychology - the science of optimal functioning - with that of traditional Psychology. PPI also draws from the complimentary fields of Neuroscience, Education, and Organisational Behaviour.

We provide standard psychological services, including therapy, treatment and counselling for individuals and couples across a range of presenting issues. In doing so, we utilize focused psychological strategies, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. A point of difference is that when appropriate we add another layer – namely, applied positive psychology and a focus on the promotion of wellbeing, resilience and preventative mental health strategies. Our registered psychologists also offer evidence-based coaching for personal and professional development.

We design and deliver Positive Education programs for schools, as well as supporting schools to implement/embed their own Positive Education initiatives. For example, our work with Knox Grammar over the past 3 years has been a world first, scientifically evaluated strategic positive education program. The Knox Positive Education Program provides a proactive, multi-level approach to create a positive school climate to support academic performance, mental fitness and the well-being of staff and students. This whole school strategy combines the science of Psychology, Positive Psychology, Positive Organisational Scholarship and Appreciative Inquiry. We also offer a range of smaller, specific services tailored to each school environment.

We co-create strategic applications with organisations in both the private and public sectors. These programs can focus on a range of interventions from organisational culture and climate to employee engagement, well-being and mental fitness programs, but are always evidence-based and geared to boost the bottom line. We also provide Mental Health training and risk management services to organisations across Australia.