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In this podcast series, Dr Suzy Green, CEO of The Positivity Institute, interviews Australian pioneers and leaders in Positive Education. Interviewees share their experiences, key learnings and recommendations for those already implementing or considering implementing Positive Education in their schools.

Pioneers of Positive Education with Dr Suzy Green Dr Suzy Green

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In this podcast series, Dr Suzy Green, CEO of The Positivity Institute, interviews Australian pioneers and leaders in Positive Education. Interviewees share their experiences, key learnings and recommendations for those already implementing or considering implementing Positive Education in their schools.

    Interview with Ms Anne Johnstone - Ravenswood School for Girls

    Interview with Ms Anne Johnstone - Ravenswood School for Girls

    Anne Johnstone is the Principal of Ravenswood School for Girls and Deputy Chair and a founding board member of PESA (Positive Education Schools Association). She has significant experience in leadership roles in schools, and as a teacher. Anne is also an Executive Member of the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia. In 2004, Anne was the recipient of a Winston Churchill Fellowship to conduct research in the United Kingdom on how to foster student resilience. She is also a winner of the Teachers' Guild of New South Wales Award for Excellence in the Early Years of Teaching.

    • 32 min
    Interview with Ms Jenni Cook - Mount Barker High School

    Interview with Ms Jenni Cook - Mount Barker High School

    Jenni Cook is Deputy Principal at Mount Barker High School, an inner regional co-educational school in the Adelaide Hills. The main foci of her role are student services, wellbeing and student voice. Mount Barker High School first became involved in Positive Education in 2012 and 2013 when they worked with Professor Martin Seligman as the Department for Education's focus school with the Adelaide Thinker in Residence Program. In 2015 the school became the Department's Specialist School for Positive Education Teacher Training.

    • 30 min
    Interview with Dr Madonna Ahern - Mt St Michaels College

    Interview with Dr Madonna Ahern - Mt St Michaels College

    Dr Madonna Ahern is currently Deputy Principal in a large Catholic Girls' College in Brisbane. She is co-developer of the Positive Education Program (Pos-Ed) including Life Coaching at Mt St Michaels College. She wants to see female adolescents emerge with their own suite of evidence-based resilience skills and to this end is passionate about assisting them in this area. Madonna has a Doctor of Education (QUT) in the area of positive psychology (2017).

    • 35 min
    Interview with Mr Brendon Fogarty - The Outdoor Education Group

    Interview with Mr Brendon Fogarty - The Outdoor Education Group

    Brendon Fogarty is the National Head of Curriculum for the Outdoor Education Group. Brendon is determined that outdoor education and adventure learning is paramount to the education of all students. That all students may have an opportunity to experience the world through exploration, reflection and experiential learning activities; in adventure camps, wilderness environments, or community settings, their lives can be positively changed.

    • 34 min
    Interview with Mr Kevin Robillard - Loreto College Ballarat

    Interview with Mr Kevin Robillard - Loreto College Ballarat

    Kevin Robillard is the Learning Leader for the Felicitous Life program at Loreto College Ballarat. Kevin has overseen the implementation of Positive Education at Loreto College for Year 7 - 12 students, including the development of lesson content, introducing parent workshops, leading staff professional development, working with Year level coordinators on program initiatives, as well as consulting with the leadership team to implement positive psychology elements throughout the school.

    • 30 min
    Interview with Ms Rhiannon McGee - Geelong Grammar School

    Interview with Ms Rhiannon McGee - Geelong Grammar School

    Rhiannon McGee is the Head of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School, leading the school's wellbeing program across four campuses. Rhiannon also leads the Faculty of Movement, Wellbeing and Behavioural Sciences, incorporating positive education, psychology, health and physical education. In the past 10 years, Rhiannon has held a range of leadership roles in the area of student wellbeing. Rhiannon has completed the Masters of Education in student wellbeing, the Professional Certificate in Positive Education and the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne.

    • 31 min

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