I loved learning about character strengths and how they can be used across the whole school K-6. This training has inspired me to implement the Growing Strong Minds program in my school starting next term.
Bilambil Public SchoolTeacher
Participating in the Strong Minds Expert PL has provided me with a solid research base in the positive psychology behind the effective implementation of the package within a school. The inclusion of strategies and proven ways to embed the language of character strengths in all areas of school life was most valuable. Spending time discussing and preparing staff wellbeing experiences to promote intrinsic motivation and positivity was extremely relevant, topical and of great value in our current climate. I feel confident and knowledgeable in delivering this package to staff and building sustainable practices into school processes, policies and practices. Thank you!
Parramatta Public SchoolTeacher
I loved learning more about the research base underpinning the program as it provided us with a stronger understanding of why this approach really enhances the wellbeing of our students, staff and parent community. The resources including the Powerpoint ensure that the quality of the training delivery supports the integrity of the program across K-6. Nicole as a presenter your delivery whether in person or on screen is just amazing and you really allow time for your participants to connect with you. You also respect the varying needs of the school community and help us to positively engage with them.
Denistone East Public SchoolDeputy Principal
Growing Strong Minds has a very strong evidence base of theory and research which will support staff understanding and benefits of the program for both staff, students and the community. The activities and resources are meaningful and practical and will be easy to apply. Thank you for your expert delivery.
Northbourne Public SchoolPrincipal, Michele Hedge
We enjoyed the balance of theory and practical applications throughout the day. We have come away from the session with a variety of strategies that we are keen to implement. The resources through the members portal are high quality and will support us well as we continue to implement Strong Minds at Westmead Public School.
Westmead Public SchoolTeacher
I appreciate the research behind the package and the fact that the presenter is a trained psychologist.
Granville East Public SchoolTeacher
This is a fantastic, evidence based, whole school, practical approach to teaching Character Strengths. Research shows that the need for such programs is increasing at an exponential rate. Growing Strong Minds is well worth the time and investment.
Carroll Public SchoolTeacher, Kate Pinn
I enjoyed learning about the different theories and motivations. I am excited to have the skills and resources to really embed this approach across the whole school with staff and students. The whole concept of Positive Psychology fits so well with our belief in helping our students to deal with challenges and provide a framework for realistic and helpful thinking.
A great information session thinking not only about student wellbeing but teachers too! Unpacking portal was also great! Thank you!
Strong Minds has the potential to not just change a school, but a whole community. Strengths have so many applications, we have integrated them into everything we do.
Burringbar Public SchoolPrincipal
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It is worthwhile and I’m looking forward to implementing and putting the suggestions and things I’ve learnt today into practice.
Burraneer Bay Public SchoolKathryn Hannon, Teacher