6-7 April 2018

Programme

TIME SESSION
8:00am MIHI
8:15am

"FREE OPEN SESSION"

Positive Ed 101: THE HOW, WHY AND WHAT OF TAKING A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO PROMOTING WELLBEING IN SCHOOLS

This session is tailor-made to provide an introduction to wellbeing science for school leaders (board members, principals and other senior leaders) wanting to understand the rationale and benefits of adopting a whole-school approach to wellbeing promotion. Dr Lucy Hone and executive principal Garth Wynne will focus on why whole-school wellbeing promotion is necessary and offer a roadmap to getting started, while John Weeks will share insights from Knox Grammar's wellbeing journey over the last decade and data demonstrating the programme's impact.

Garth Wynne, Executive Principal, Christ's College
Dr Lucy Hone, NZIWR & AUT University
John Weeks, Headmaster, Knox Grammar School, Sydney

9:30am CONFERENCE FOR REGISTERED DELEGATES OFFICIALLY STARTS
Arrival coffee (baristas)
Registration
10:00am WELCOME
10:10am CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM PRACTICES
Prof Angus MacFarlane, Professor of Maori Research, Canterbury University
11:00am POSITIVE EDUCATION AT THE CROSSROAD. IMPORTANT SIGNPOSTS FOR GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
Prof Toni Noble, Adjunct Professor, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Sydney
12:00-12:45pm Lunch
Dining Hall, Christ's College
12:45pm STRENGTHEN YOUR SCHOOL: HOW TO IMPLEMENT A STRENGTHS APPROACH IN SCHOOLS FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF WELLBEING
Dr Denise Quinlan, NZIWR & University of Otago
1:45pm MINDFULNESS: WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE IN MY SCHOOL?
John Quinn, Director of Wellbeing and Positive Education, Christ's College
2:30pm Afternoon tea
3:15pm BUILDING COLLECTIVE WELLBEING: INTEGRATING SCHOOL CULTURE, STRATEGY, AND CURRICULUM
Prof Mathew A White, School of Education, Faculty of Arts, The University of Adelaide
4:30-6:30pm COCKTAILS AND RESOURCE SHOWCASE
The Chapman Room, Christ's College
Time Session
8:15am Coffee available
8:30am RECAP DAY ONE, OVERVIEW DAY TWO
8:40am OPTIMISING WELLBEING AT UNIVERSITY
Dr Fiona Moir, University of Auckland
9:20am CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Select one when registering

 

TEACHING STUDENTS HOW TO 'BOUNCE BACK'! A CURRICULUM FOR WELLBEING AND RESILIENCE

Prof Toni Noble, Adjunct Professor, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Sydney

PROMOTING CHARACTER STRENGTHS THROUGH READING AND WRITING

Prof Mathew A White, School of Education, Faculty of Arts, The University of Adelaide

SECONDARY (GIRLS) STREAM

Contributions from educators promoting wellbeing through a range of different initiatives for diverse study bodies will be showcased here

TERTIARY STREAM

Supporting universities student wellbeing: wellbeing trends over five years at Otago, activities from a pilot programme in College residences, plus alternative approaches from Australia and the USA

Dr Shyamala Nada-Raja & Dr Denise Quinlan

10:30am Morning tea
11:00am THE PROCESS OF INITIATING AND SUSTAINING WHOLE SCHOOL CHANGE: HOW TO RUN AN AI SCHOOL SUMMIT TO GET EVERYONE ON BOARD
Dr Paula Robinson, Consulting Psychologist, Author & Speaker
12:30pm Lunch
Dining Hall, Christ's College
1:30pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Select one when registering

 

HOW CAN WE MAKE WELLBEING IN SCHOOLS MORE CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE?

We want to build wellbeing that responds to the needs of all our students and staff. The panel will discuss key ideas and practical steps we can take to ensure wellbeing in schools is culturally responsive

Panelists: 
A/Prof Sonja Macfarlane
Prof Angus MacFarlane
Dr Denise Quinlan
Wiremu Gray
Other Panelists TBC

SECONDARY (BOYS) STREAM

Programming Positive Psychology

Matt Cavallaro, Head of Positive Education, Knox Grammar School

POSITIVE EDUCATION IN PRACTICE: CASE STUDIES FROM THE TRENCHES

TERTIARY STREAM

Making it happen: The practicalities of implementing a Workplace Wellbeing Strategy

Dr Fiona Moir, University of Auckland

2:40pm SO WHAT? NOW WHAT?
Summing up and looking to the future for Positive Education in Aotearoa
Dr Lucy Hone, NZIWR & AUT University
3:00-3:15pm CONFERENCE CONCLUDES

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