News

Helping to promote positive education in our schools

POSITIVE THINKING: Principal of Proserpine State School Raylee Cox with Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, Principal of Cannonvale State School Angela Kelly and Principal of Proserpine State High School Don McDermid gathered on Monday to hear Dr Carr-Gregg’s presentation on positive education - How schools can promote resilience and flourishing in students.
POSITIVE THINKING: Principal of Proserpine State School Raylee Cox with Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, Principal of Cannonvale State School Angela Kelly and Principal of Proserpine State High School Don McDermid gathered on Monday to hear Dr Carr-Gregg’s presentation on positive education - How schools can promote resilience and flourishing in students.

TEACHERS from Cannonvale State High School, Proserpine State School and Proserpine State High School gathered to hear a presentation by leading adolescent psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg at Proserpine State High School on Monday.

Dr Carr-Gregg is leading the implementation of Education Queensland's Learning and Wellbeing Framework which states that when children have a strong sense of wellbeing, they experience greater success in learning.

He says the mental health of young people is far worse than it was for their parents due to their exposure to social toxins, unprecedented access to alcohol and use of self-harm as a coping mechanism.

"Positive education is really about resilience and what we have to do as a school to build resilience in young people so that they are transformed and strengthened by adversity rather than destroyed by it," Dr Carr-Gregg said.

"It's good because we have the science behind us which tells us that we can teach kids to challenge the way they think, to recognise thinking errors, manage them and replace them with better ways of thinking."

Dr Carr-Gregg introduced the three blessings technique which teaches kids to use positive, verbal affirmations to train their subconscious to achieve a greater sense of well-being.

Principal of Proserpine State High School Don McDermid said the assembly of all three schools demonstrated the commitment of state schooling in the Whitsunday region towards promoting and acknowledging the importance of student wellbeing in the learning cycle.

Dr Carr-Gregg also spoke with parents and concerned members of the community about 'How to raise happy and resilient children and teenagers' in a separate session on Monday evening.

"Schools have the potential to make magnificent changes in the lives of kids and if they work together with parents we can reverse what is at the moment a pretty grim situation," he said.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Climbing the ladder of success

Melissa Braney, Archers

Melissa Braney is dedicated to her role at Archers

Colours create organic beauty

ALL NATURAL: Organic House of Hair and Beauty's Lynda Penhallurick offers an organic alternative to hair colouring.

Colours create organic beauty.

Cruising for a bigger festival

FINISH LINE: Nick Hortle with members of the Cruise Whitsundays team Emily Liu, Riana Young, Andrea Scharnech, Lauren Scarcella, Merri Kirkham, Alya Palmer and Stephen Fitzpatrick at last year's successful Airlie Beach Running Festival.

Cruising for a bigger festival.

Local Partners

Hanson's One Nation ties with LNP in Dawson polling

"THE rise of right-wing populism in Australia is a political earthquake and the fault-lines are in electorates like Dawson.”

REVIEW: Under the Gun doco looks at right to bear arms

ARMED: A still from the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun by Stephanie Soechtig.

An in-depth look into America's gun culture.

Messing with your head

MIND BLOWN: What could be weirder than the realisation that we have another completely separate brain and nervous system than the one originating in our heads?

Fascinating connection between your gut and your brain

Oscars to be politically charged

Oscars 2017: Live Coverage of the 89th Academy Awards.

Married At First Sight couple flouts the rules

Sean and Susan in a scene from Married At First Sight.

ONE couple is openly flouting the rules of Married At First Sight.

The one film that could beat La La Land

Mahershala Ali and Alex R Hibbert in a scene from the movie Moonlight.

OSCARS 2017 predictions: Who will win on the big night?

Actor Bill Paxton has died aged 61

Bill Paxton at the premiere of "Captain Phillips".

American actor and director Bill Paxton has died at 61 due

Un-American tale makes Lion weakest link in Oscars line-up

Dev Patel in a scene from the movie Lion.

PSYCHOLOGY researchers find US films most likely to win at Oscars.

Can rightful winner Moonlight take out Gosling in Oscars?

Can Lion pip La La Land at the post in this year's Oscars? Sunny Pawar (pictured) helped bring a powerful film to the big screen.

WILL Aussie film Lion triumph or will popular La La Land prevail?

Mackay's property market climbing like a Rocket Man

Renewed confidence in Mackay means more homes are being snapped up by those eager to plant their roots in the region.

There's movement in the real estate sector and it's all positive.

Mining downturn hitting mum and dad investors

18 Yeates Street, Moranbah sold for $135,000 in December, after being repossessed by a bank. The owners bought for $545,000 in August, 2011.

The economy still has two speeds, but with a painful twist

'Why we drove 800km to buy a treehouse with a disco ball'

The new owners have planned a few updates, but will stick with much of the original design.

A couple travelled almost 800km for the home of their dreams.

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

Chantelle Subritzky leaves her home each week for Airbnb guests.

Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages

Stunning home blends South Pacific beauty with Orient style

Immaculate residence with two outdoor living areas

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!