Mount Barker High SchoolMount Barker High School

Positive Education

This time last year we were selected as the focus school for the introduction of Positive Psychology in partnership with the Adelaide Thinkers in Residence Program. As a school we have started to investigate how we can use positive psychology to develop a resilient and optimistic group of young people who are able to flourish in an increasingly complex world.  We are now 12 months further down the path of developing a positive education approach and our whole of community approach is now being referred as ‘a world first’.


Adelaide Thinker in Residence, Dr Martin Seligman's PERMA framework is the core of positive psychology and helps young people develop the skills they need to flourish.


To share what we are doing and thinking with others we have started a blog.   We are beginning to publish stories about what is happening as we move along the path of creating a school that offers a positive education.

Click on the image below to take you to our blog
'a journey towards greater wellbeing'

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