Creating a Positive School WITH FIVE OPTIONS   

“Dr Helen Street explores how can we create a social context that better supports children’s learning and wellbeing in school. Contextual Wellbeing is a wake-up call to those who suggest that our students should work harder and longer for higher and higher test scores.”

Prof. Pasi Sahlberg, Former Finnish Director General of Education; Professor of Education Policy, Gonski Institute for Education, UNSW Sydney

Dr Helen Street and the Positive Schools team will work with your school leaders, teachers, non-academic staff and parents to guide and support your process.

Five Options for Supporting Your School Community

Depending on your needs, we can offer you the following options to help you create Contextual Wellbeing and a build thriving school community:

  1. Talks for staff and parents
  2. Half or full-day workshops
  3. A three-day deep dive package including talks (to staff and to parents), staff workshops and small group consultation to introduce and develop Contextual Wellbeing in your school
  4. An ongoing consultancy relationship
  5. Opportunities for data collection and analyses

 ‘This model has rigour and is evidence-based, yet Helen presents it in a chatty, accessible and engaging style that keeps you listening.’ Prof. Toni Noble,  Australian Catholic University

One – Talks (for staff or parents)

Choose from:

  1. A talk on staff wellbeing, staff stress management and/or understanding resilience 
  1. A talk on Contextual Wellbeing with a focus on understanding wellbeing from a social systems perspective and building one or more of the following:
  • values and norms,
  • cohesion and relationships
  • autonomy, agency and psychological safety
  • competency and equity
  • motivation

  3. A tailored talk on any of our 60 presentation and workshop topics listed under the section 'Meeting the Needs of Every Member of your School Community' on our website.

Talks are generally between 45 and 90-minute in length and can be delivered in-person or online.

Two – Workshops & Masterclasses

Support your whole staff or leadership team with

1. A full or half day workshop on staff wellbeing, staff stress management and/or understanding resilience 

2. A full or half day workshop on Contextual Wellbeing with a focus on understanding wellbeing from a social systems perspective and building one or more of the following:

  • values and norms
  • cohesion and relationships
  • autonomy, agency and psychological safety
  • competency and equity
  • motivation

3. A full or half day Master Class on any of our 60 presentation and workshop topics listed under the section 'Meeting the Needs of Every Member of your School Community' on our website.

Half day sessions can be in-person or online and generally run from 9:00 – 12:30 with a 30-minute break

Full day sessions can be in-person or online and generally run from 9:00 – 3:00 with a 30-minute morning break and a 45-minute lunch break

Three – Three-Day Deep Dive Package

Deepen your knowledge and skills with a deep dive into Contextual Wellbeing

This three-day package includes:

  1. A stand-alone talk introducing Contextual Wellbeing and shifting our focus from the explicit teaching of wellbeing to students, to the creation of thriving school community and meeting everyone’s needs. 
  1. An evening parent talk helping parents to consider what success means and how they can help their children be ‘better than OK’ at school and beyond. 
  • A full day workshop on Contextual Wellbeing for staff with a focus on understanding wellbeing from a social systems perspective and building one or more of the following:
  • values and norms,
  • cohesion and relationships
  • autonomy, agency and psychological safety
  • competency and equity
  • motivation

3. A half day Master Class on any of our 60 presentation and workshop topics listed under the section 'Meeting the Needs of Every Member of your School Community' on our website. 

4. A full day of consultancy with small groups (eg year group staff, HOYS, leadership teams etc)

5. A follow up online check in (60 mins)

Four – Supporting Your School for the Long Term

Following the excitement of first presentations and meetings, it is important to ensure you keep momentum and create realistic, sustainable and meaningful ongoing plans and processes.

We are here to support you on your long-term journey with a mix of check-ins, coaching sessions, consultation and ongoing presentations.

We want our work to create meaningful and valuable change and development in every school community we work with; and that means ensuring we are there for you beyond the first presentation!

In addition to our focused work with your school, broaden your wellbeing journey with a team or whole-school subscription to Positive Schools Online professional learning platform for mental health and wellbeing; and don’t forget to sign up to attend our live conferences, loved by thousands of educators since 2009

Positive Schools Online

Our Positive Schools Online platform offers 24/7 additional support from more than 60 international leaders in school-based wellbeing and offers more than 100 unique video and podcast presentations and conversations, along with replays from both the Positive Schools 2020 and 2021 online conferences.

Positive Schools Conferences

Our annual Positive Schools conferences provide an invaluable opportunity to share your journey with other educators, to be energized, ignited and inspired.

Five – Data, Reflections and Review

Collating and examining relevant and meaningful data is an important part of the process to creating a positive school culture and community. As much as it might be tempting to jump straight in with a plan of action, it is also important to gather information about where you are at, where you want to be, and to inform your journey.

We suggest you encourage staff, students and interested parents to complete one of our brief online surveys as a means of collecting a broad overview of your school’s current levels of contextual wellbeing. This data can be further enriched with anecdotal feedback and discussion and with relevant school data, e.g. attendance rates and recorded incidences of positive and negative behaviours.

We provide a detailed presentation and report highlighting what is working well, what might need challenging, and where there is room for further growth and development.

We also ensure we take time to support future planning and help you towards consolidation and further creation of the best school you can be, in a sustainable, realistic and nurturing way.

As with all Positive Schools initiatives, we aim to help you to be the best school you can be.

 “Helen Street is a great friend of Geelong Grammar School and the Institute of Positive Education. Helen’s work has had a lasting impact on our School community and her messages continue to influence our actions and behaviours. Helen is a wise, and deeply knowledgeable, applied social psychologist. Through her own research, her wide academic reading and her own practical wisdom Helen presents a wide range of key messages that will assist any school to build and nurture a caring and cohesive learning community. Be prepared to listen, prepared to be challenged and prepared to inquire as Helen takes you and your school on a journey towards a more peaceful and harmonious community.”

Justin Robinson, Director, Geelong Grammar School Institute of Positive Education, Australia

PRESENTATION COSTS

All costs are listed in AUD and are EXCLUDING GST

The following prices provides general information for online and Australian in-person sessions.

All Australian in-person sessions also require presenter expenses paid.

  • TALK (to staff or parents) 45 – 90 mins $1500 - $3000
  • Workshop (half day) to staff - $2000 - $3000
  • Workshop (Full day) to staff - $4000 - $5000 
  • Consultation (half day) $2000 - $2500
  • Consultation (full day) $2500 - $3000
  • THREE DAY CONTEXTUAL WELLBEING DEEP DIVE - $12,000 - $15,000
  • Online Consulting $350 - $500 per hour
  • Twelve-month online subscription to Positive Schools Online for your whole staff - $30 p.p.
  • Registration for your staff to The Positive Schools Conference - $500 p.p. for two days.

Please contact us directly for an international quote (which is generally $5000AUD per day plus expenses for Dr Helen Street (travelling from Australia, or quoted upon application for other Positive Schools team members).

Data collection and analyses costs are set upon inquiry and discussion of your needs

Note, we aim to present a fair pricing structure and an equitable service. If the cost is genuinely prohibitive, please contact us to explore options.

Contact Us

Contact us to explore how we can best support the needs of your school using a mix of presentations and consultation.

  • By email: [email protected]
  • By phone number: 0011 61 (0) 89 388 8843
  • By mail: PO BOX 634 Subiaco 6905
  • Western Australia