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Maroondah Positive Education Network (Plus10 Schools)

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.


Our Aim

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 2019
  • 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
  • Building wellbeing literacy via:
    • A Full day Positive Education professional learning for all Principals
    • Full day Positive Education professional learning in each school, tailored to their needs
    • 60 staff from across the network attending a 3 day immersive course in Positive Education
    • 33 staff completing the University of Melbourne's Professional Certificate in Positive Education
    • 1000 staff coming together for a wellbeing day for the first day of 2019
    • Mindful Self Compassion PD in all schools
    • Ongoing Positive Education workshops at school staff meetings
    • Parent sessions on a range of topics including an introduction to Positive Education, Gratitude, and a sold out session on Strengths Based parenting with over 350 people in attendance.
  •  In 2018, funding of $890,000 was provided by the Victorian Government to advance the project in Maroondah and investigate the scaling of the work across the state. 

More information

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.