Positive Education


Our school is totally committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of every member of our school community. Langwarrin Park Primary School has partnered with Elisabeth Murdoch College, Langwarrin Primary and Woodlands Primary to create the Langwarrin Positive Education Network. Together, we strive to improve wellbeing at a school and community level.


Positive Education brings together best-practice teaching with the science of Positive Psychology, to help all students reach their academic and personal potential. Based on the research, we have developed ‘THRIVE’. Our THRIVE model outlines 6 simple actions you can take to build robust levels of wellbeing, which are:

TRY your best, be HEALTHY, RELATE well, get INVOLVED, live your VALUES, ENJOY positive emotions.


 

THRIVE also incorporates the KidsMatter wellbeing framework to help plan, evaluate and continually improve our practices and procedures.


Students THRIVE

 

Research has demonstrated that a student’s wellbeing is closely linked to improved academic, social, emotional and behavioural outcomes. Every student will regularly participate in wellbeing lessons that explicitly teach critical life-skills, such as: how to recognise and regulate their emotions, establish positive and respectful relationships, make responsible decisions, learn how to effectively problem-solve, and how to understand and apply their own character strengths. We have also invested in a range of resources and special events that help promote mindfulness, creativity, communication skills and team-work for our students.


Parents THRIVE

 

Information for parents & carers will be made available to help support families learn how to adopt principles of positive psychology at home. Keep an eye out on the Newsletter and our Website for information and don’t forget to visit our School Library to borrow from a range of resources specifically for parents and carers.


Teachers THRIVE

 

Langwarrin Park Primary will be investing in the wellbeing of all school staff. Professional learning will be running for all teachers on the concepts of THRIVE and exploring how this can be incorporated in their personal and professional lives.  Special events and activities will also regularly run throughout the school year. Coaches will also be available to support teachers in the classroom to deliver the THRIVE curriculum.


Langwarrin Community THRIVE

 

The schools are committed to improving wellbeing at a school and community level. The schools offer free professional learning to local community groups to help share information and resources for those working with the young people of Langwarrin. The schools will also be exploring how they can give back to the community by volunteering and donating to those in need.



RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

 

KidsMatter is a leading mental health organisation for young people. They have produced fact sheets and other resources designed for children & their families. To access their many resources, visit Resource Library

 

Parentline

 

Supports and nurtures positive, caring relationships between parents, children, teenagers and the significant other people who are important to the well-being of families. Visit the website for more information or call 13 22 89.

 

Raising Children Network

 

Is an Australian parenting website that provides comprehensive, practical child health and parenting information and activities covering children aged 0-15 years.

 

Family Relationships Online 

 

The advice line complements the information and services offered by Family Relationship Centres. The website offers access to information about family relationship issues, ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution. 

 

Lifeline 

 

Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour counselling support and suicide prevention services that can be accessed by calling 13 11 14 or on their website.

 

beyondblue 

 

Is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance-use disorders in Australia.  If you need help you can contact 1300 22 4636 or visit the website to seek support.



LOCAL PROFESSIONALS

 

If you or a family member needs support, below are a couple of directories that may assist you to find the right service.

 

Child & Youth Services Mornington Peninsula Child and Youth Directory helps families find information and service providers relevant to their needs.

 

Health Services Health Engine helps you search for Doctors, Dentists, Psychologists, and many more health professionals in your local area.                    

 

Frankston Community Directory helps you search for informaiton and health, social and support services.



RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

 

Kids Helpline

 

Kids Helpline has a section just for teens which offers information and counselling for people aged 13-25 years. The counselling is free and confidential and can be accessed by calling 1800 55 1800, emailing counsellor@kidshelpline.com.au or webchat.


 

WELLBEING SURVEY (JUNE 2018)


 

Dear Parents & Carers,

 

In recognition of the achievements we have been making, Langwarrin Park Primary School has been invited to participate in a research study called Positive Education and Wellbeing in School Communities. We invite you to participate in a short survey about your wellbeing. The online survey is anonymous and will help inform us of better ways we can support you and your family.  To participate in the survey please read the attached information and click on the following survey link: complete survey.

 

 Langwarrin Park Primary School is committed to nurturing the development of the whole-child and providing all students with every opportunity to be their best. In 2018 we launched THRIVE, which is based on research and helping to create a positive school culture. Students now participate in classes to help build confidence, resilience and relationship skills. Play Leaders are another new initiative, with senior students now running games and activities at lunch to help ensure the yard is a safe and inclusive space. Teachers participate in regular workshops and resources have been set up in the library, which are available for staff and parents to borrow. For more information about THRIVE please visit our website.  

 

 If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Roney on 9775 7533.

 

Click here for more information regarding this wellbeing survey.