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Helen Street is an internationally recognized EDUCATION CONSULTANT, ACADEMIC SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGIST, BEST SELLING AUTHOR, PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER co-founder of POSITIVE SCHOOLS and creator of CONTEXTUAL WELLBEING.
Introducing Contextual Wellbeing for whole school systemic development
Hello, my name is Helen Street.
Since it's launch in 2008, the Positive Schools Initiative has worked with over 26,000 educators from over 6000 schools and colleges; from around Australia and 15 other countries.
Positive Schools Coaching and Consultancy uses an evidence-based systems approach to build Contextual Wellbeing, positive mental health and resilience in your staff, students and parents. With a mix of presentations, workshops and ongoing consultations we help you build belonging and a love of learning within your whole school community.
We look forward to working with you.
The Art of Resilience
What does it mean to be Resilient?
What is the relationship between resilience and wellbeing?
How can an understanding of risk support resilience?
Resilience and the Reparation of Identity
How can we be resilient when facing change, challenge and adversity in our own lives?
How can we develop hope in an authentic way?
Resilience and the Power of Contextual Wellbeing
How can we better support resilience in our classrooms and wholes school communities?
How can Contextual Wellbeing support resilience in classroom life?
Positive Schools Initiative
The Positive Schools Initiative (PSI) was established in 2008 to support the ongoing development and maintenance of thriving school communities around the world. We define thriving school communities as school communities which support the academic, social and emotional learning of ALL members in an equitable, meaningful and sustainable way. We work to achieve this aim from a firm foundation of three core values: kindness, equity and courage.
Day One- Twelve Days of Positive Schools
Consultations Supporting Wellbeing Program Developers and Providers
Keynote and Workshop Presentations
Consultations Supporting In-School Mental Health and Wellbeing
Craig Davis Director of Education
Dulwich College International
“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. 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
English Schools Foundation
"Over the years working alongside Dr Helen Street, I have come to regard her as a vanguard of students wellbeing.
Helen has used the collective respect from teachers and administrators alike to win widespread support for our students. Helen's abilities to bring colleagues together through her commitment to students' wellbeing and active encouragement and support of teachers' professional development are much admired across our organisation."
Head of Professional Learning
English Schools Foundation
“Dr Helen Street supported us significantly in our goal of investigating and developing wellbeing and she created a custom-made school reform plan based on her specific findings from our community. Helen is an engaging speaker about well-being in schools who is challenging, entertaining and thought provoking. She discusses research findings with authority and passion, and stresses the importance of context to well-being in a learning community.”
Colin Campbell, Senior School Deputy Principal, International School of Düsseldorf, Germany
"We were fortunate to engage with Helen over three years to develop a context of wellbeing that empowered staff, students and the community to engage in policy, procedures and practices that literally changed the culture of the school. Many schools and learning organizations buy into programs to enhance wellbeing. My experience as an international school leader working with Helen Street affirmed that there is so much more to creating positive, meaningful and long-term change to support student and staff wellbeing. Helen connected with staff and parents on a personally and professional level enabling them to re-conceptualize theories of wellbeing and the necessary steps to take to support resilience, quality learning and a positive school culture. The professional learning for staff was inspiring, the workshops for parents engaging and the mentoring for leaders empowering as we bought about sustainable change for our learning community."
Neill O'Reilly, Principal, Kowloon Junior School, Hong Kong
"Are you open to examining the established practices in your school in order to foster wellbeing, not as an ‘add on’, but as the very core of everything you believe and do? When we first discovered ‘Contextual Wellbeing’ by Helen Street, we recognised the work required to build a cohesive culture in which students and teachers could flourish. Working with Helen supported us to see the importance of an appreciative inquiry as the starting point from which to build on our strengths as a community. Engaging with Helen set us on the journey of defining our values, thus enabling us to focus on ensuring that our policies and practices align with our core beliefs."
Edna Sackson, Teaching and Learning Leader PYP
Mount Scopus Memorial College, Melbourne
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