The Maroondah Positive Education Network (formerly Plus10 Schools) is a partnership between Maroondah City Council, the Maroondah Principals Network, the Victorian Government Department of Education & Training, the University of Melbourne and the Institute of Positive Education, who are working together to implement Positive Education in order to raise the wellbeing of young people in Maroondah.
The Maroondah Positive Education Network aims to increase the wellbeing and educational outcomes of students in Maroondah through the implementation of Positive Education and targeted wellbeing initiatives. Using a collective impact framework Council and local schools are working together with community agencies and world leaders in Positive Education to share practice, build expertise and work collaboratively to achieve meaningful outcomes for young people. This enables Council to mobilise community resources towards our common goal and expand our impact on raising the wellbeing of young people.
What we've achieved
As of August 2019, 27 schools are participating in the Maroondah Positive Education Network. Significant progress has been made since the projects inception in 2016, including:
- The delivery of the University of Melbourne's Student Wellbeing Profiler in 2016, 2017 and 2018
- The establishment of a HOPE (Head of Positive Education) network, where schools work together and share practice around Positive Education and Wellbeing
- HOPE (Head of Positive Education) Leaders appointed and trained in each school
- Positive Education needs analyses completed in all participating school
For more information on the Maroondah Positive Education Network, what we aim to achieve, and how your school / organisation can get involved, contact Maroondah City Council Youth Services on 9294 5704.
For more information on Positive Psychology or Positive Education, contact our partners: the University of Melbourne Centre for Positive Psychology, or the Institute of Positive Education.