In a world of rapidly changing norms, we recognised that our students were exposed to both the benefits and shortfalls of this new order at an ever younger age. Our response was the launch of Positively Kellett in August 2018; a high profile community event which saw “Cultivating Wellbeing” proudly added to the values of the school, and our community publicly committing to an ethos of positive mental health. Our approach and commitment to remaining apace with the world in which our students live was captured in our Positively Kellett booklet.
Staff across the school, from teachers to our administrative team, undertook training (all staff trained at a basic level, 25 trained at a deeper level, two became trainers) led by Geelong’s Institute of Positive Education, driving the ethos and energy throughout the school. Sustainability is secured through our advisory team who steer the long-term strategy, and implementation teams in each of the three schools who lead the improvement plans. Heads of the Positive Education Curriculum have been appointed in each of our three schools to assure quality and champion the work in this area.