The program was named by the students following an extensive consultative process. 
This positive wellbeing program, established in 2016, runs every Tuesday period 2, for 75 minutes.

The explicit, sequential Years 7-12 program focuses on three inter-related areas:

Career Education Positivity Education Learning Behaviours

The structured age and stage appropriate activities allow young people to explore who they are, who they can be, how to be their best and how to make their preferred futures happen.

Through the program students:

develop excellent learning and work decision skills

learn organisation and time management skills

build resilience and positive habits

discover their character strengths

benefit from values education

explore ways to enhance their wellbeing

strengthen their relationships

learn to deal with challenges and disappointments

are challenged to live purposefully and meaningfully

are motivated to make positive community contributions

acquire knowledge around pathway options and career planning

develop job seeking, work related and networking skills

appreciate the value of continually daring to excel in all aspects of life.

Students will routinely:

reflect on their academic and personal growth journeys

draw conclusions that inform action; the next steps

set clear and measurable goals

develop strategies for success

monitor progress evaluate and celebrate outcomes.

This helps produce responsible, autonomous and well-rounded lifelong learners.

Program features:

As far as possible STRIVE mentors teach their STRIVE group. STRIVE mentors guide and support the personal and academic growth of each student in their cohort. Student learning progress is documented on Compass and One Note for parents to see. STRIVE parent/student/teacher conferences are further occasions for student learning review and celebration. They occur twice yearly. All staff have undertaken extensive professional development and training in Positive Education to facilitate expert program delivery.

STRIVE mentors are students’ first point of contact for assistance with personal and academic issues.


For more information on college tours, ACE application and enrolment information at St Helena