Principal’s Blog

Positive Education and Flourishing

The following is a transcript of a case study commissioned by Geelong Grammar School which explored our school’s positive education journey and approach.  Although the notion of ‘flourishing’ might sound esoteric to some, for many at Auburn South Prima …

Instrumental Music Opportunities at Auburn South – Stress on Strings

Post shared by ASPS assistant principal and passionate musician, Ms Suzanne Kinnersly. Earlier in my teaching career I was a classroom music and performing arts teacher.  It was a career highlight and gave me a wonderful opportunity to combine my love …

Writer’s Workshop at ASPS

The following principal blog entry was posted by Year 4 teacher, Mr Ben Zonca. Take a moment to think about when you write (consider any and all writing), and more importantly, why you write. I imagine the ‘why’ varies considerably, from necessity to l …

Positive Health: Mindfulness

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Most teachers at Auburn South Primary School have begun to harness the power of mindfulness to improve wellbeing and learning outcomes for themselves and their students. But what is mindfulness and what are the potential benefits of engaging in regular …

Character Strengths

“It’s a fundamental human truth that people perform better when they’re in touch with things that inspire them.” (Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything) Work in the area of resilience has been instrumental in shifting f …

Growth Mindset

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Mindsets  One of the key concepts that is explored at ASPS as part of Positive Education is the importance of developing a Growth Mindset. Carol Dweck (Mindset, 2006) suggests that people (children and adults) can be categorised into 2 groups: Those pr …

Positive Education

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“Positive Education brings together the science of positive psychology with best practice teaching and learning to encourage and support schools and individuals within their communities to flourish.” (Geelong Grammar School, 2011) Also view, ‘What is P …

2014 Auburn South IB PYP Evaluation

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Following our recent IB PYP Evaluation by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), Auburn South Primary School proudly recieved no less than 10 commendations that relate directly to ways in which we implent the PYP at our school. All staff a …

Resilient, Confident and Happy Children

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On Wednesday 28th January, all Auburn South staff had the privilege of attending a workshop led by Mr Hugh Hugh van Cuylenburg from the ‘Resilience Project’…