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What is THRIVE?

The THRIVE framework comprises three key components: Students THRIVE, Staff THRIVE, Families/Community THRIVE. Together, the schools of Langwarrin aim to continually improve processes and practices in these three areas by using the science of Positive Psychology. The field of Positive Psychology has helped identify 6 key factors that help us to be at our best; THRIVE translates this theory into six simple actions. When THRIVE actions are applied at home, work and school it can increase engagement, productivity and satisfaction.

TRY your best

• Be ready to have a go & give your best effort
• Build a growth mindset & embrace mistakes
• Celebrate your achievements & the success of others 

Be HEALTHY

• Be active & exercise regularly
• Eat well & drink plenty of water
• Take time to recharge & get a good night’s sleep

RELATE well

• Show respect
• Include everyone
• Be kind to others & yourself

Get INVOLVED

• Set goals & work towards them
• Know & use your strengths
• Move out of your comfort zone & into flow

Live your VALUES

• Be proud of who you are
• Make positive personal & social choices
• Find your passion and what gives you a sense of purpose

ENJOY positive emotions

• Live in the moment
• Be the reason someone smiles today
• Notice & be grateful for the good things

Try your best

  • Be ready to have a go & give your best effort
  • Be ready to have a go & give your best effort
  • Build a growth mindset & embrace mistakes
  • Celebrate your achievements & the success of others 

Be Healthy

  • Be active & exercise regularly
  • Be active & exercise regularly
  • Eat well & drink plenty of water
  • Take time to recharge & get a good night’s sleep

Relate well

  • Show respect
  • Show respect
  • Include everyone
  • Be kind to others & yourself

Get involved

  • Set goals & work towards them
  • Set goals & work towards them
  • Know & use your strengths
  • Move out of your comfort zone & into flow

Live your values

  • Be proud of who you are
  • Be proud of who you are
  • Make positive personal & social choices
  • Find your passion and what gives you a sense of purpose

Enjoy positive emotions

  • Live in the moment
  • Live in the moment
  • Be the reason someone smiles today
  • Notice & be grateful for the good things

How was THRIVE developed?

Elisabeth Murdoch College, Langwarrin Primary School, Langwarrin Park Primary School and Woodlands Primary School established the THRIVE Positive Education Network. The Network is a community of practice, which aims to promote optimal wellbeing and achievement for all members of a school community, by applying the science of Positive Psychology. We believe that THRIVE is a holistic evidence-informed framework that will support all young people to develop healthy mindsets and wellbeing, whilst also supporting their academic achievement.

THRIVE in the classroom

Students from Foundation to Year 12 regularly participate in lessons, which provide an opportunity to discuss, explore and practice new life skills in a safe learning environment. Teachers also use brain breaks, such as: mindfulness, energisers, team building and concentrations games to help focus students for the learning.

Langwarrin Park Primary School

Langwarrin Primary School

Woodlands Primary School

Elisabeth Murdoch College

THRIVE in the yard

A range of lunch time clubs and programs operate across the schools to provide an opportunity for students to try new things, build positive relationships and get active. The Primary schools also have ‘Play Leaders’ to ensure the yard is a fun, safe and inclusive space. Play leaders are a team of senior students who run a range of games and activities for the younger students. To learn more about our play leaders please see this short video

Students at EMC

Students at LPS

Students at WPS

Students at LPPS

Key Principles of THRIVE

  • Framework for change: THRIVE is a structured approach to implement positive education, which provides consistency between schools and allows flexibility for it to be tailored to each setting
  • Place-based: Works with local systems and agencies and strengthens partnerships between schools and community and works to build existing structures, initiatives, and resources
  • Whole school approach: THRIVE encompasses curriculum, professional learning, parent nights, THRIVE dates and special events, school processes and practices
  • Universal language: THRIVE provides a universal language that can be used with young children and adults
  • System of reinforcement: Rotating THRIVE focus each term, which is reinforced by real world calendar dates
  • Continuous improvement process: THRIVE adopts a continuous improvement process to ensure schools collect data and use it to continue to evaluate and diagnose > prioritise and set goals> develop and plan> implement and monitor processes and practices to ensure the best outcomes
  • Adopts a community development approach. THRIVE is a holistic approach that aims to benefit students, staff and the broader school community
  • It works to promote wellbeing and achievement. THRIVE uses best practice teaching and the science of Positive Psychology to help build robust levels of wellbeing and accomplishment
  • Focuses on the full mental health spectrum THRIVE provides schools with resources for prevention and postvention
  • Integrates existing initiatives. THRIVE lends itself to promote current initiatives and strategically align them, such as: Respectful Relationships, School-Wide Positive Behavioural Supports, Marrung, BeYou and student agency