Putting Values into ACTION
(Contextual Wellbeing 2.0)
Dr Helen Street
Chair, Positive Schools Initiative
Honorary Research Fellow, UWA
Founder and Author of Contextual Wellbeing


Registrations with Tea, Coffee, and Trade Displays
Opening Live Performance
Welcome to Positive Schools 2020

Creating Compassionate Classrooms
with Positive Schools Day One Host (WA, VIC)
Rev Richard Pengelley
Positive Schools Advisor, Educator and Spiritual Leader

Managing Staff Stress and Overload
with Positive Schools Day One Host(QLD, VIC)
Sabina Read
Psychologist, Media Commentator, Relationship Facilitator

All About Equity
Dr Helen Street
Chair, Positive Schools Initiative
Founder and Author of Contextual Wellbeing

‘Be You’ Working Well in Your School
Chantel Fathers
Beyond Blue

Diet and Brain Health Over the Life Course
Professor Felice Jacka
Director of the Food and Mood Centre, Deakin University, Author of Brain Changer

Developing Media Literacy
Daniel Donahoo
Alannah Madeline Foundation

Teaching the Future
David Bott
Associate Director, Institute of Positive Education
Geelong Grammar School

Thursday MIND FOOD
An opportunity to be inspired during lunchtime

DAY 1 Thursday




Unpacking Media Literacy
Daniel Donahoo, Alannah Madeline Foundation (NCAB)

This is Not a Drill: Being Prepared for
Challenging Classrooms
Brendan Bailey, Berry Street Education Model
Teaching Brain Fitness to School Aged Children
Maria Ruberto and Athena Vass

A School Voice for Wellbeing
Local Schools (tba) & Positive Schools inc:
Agile Systems Design for Learning
Peter Fahey, St James’ Parish Primary School (VIC)

The Power of Story: From Real Life to Inspired Living
Tim Cope (explorer, author and presenter), and
GGS Institute of Positive Education


Supporting Healthy Relationships (Part Two)
Alannah Madeline Foundation (NCAB)

Coaching for Communication and Staff Wellbeing
Stephen MacDonald

Act-Belong-Commit - A Mentally Healthy Schools Program
Phoebe Joyce (WA)

Know Your Place - Embedding Outdoor Learning in Diverse Educational Settings
Michael Hardie (QLD, NSW)
Mental Health and Wellbeing Coach
(Queensland Dept of Edu)

Making Space for Wonder: The Importance of Wonder in Stories, Creativity, and The Classroom
AJ Betts (award winning author of Zac and Mia), and
GGS Institute of Positive Education

Plus additional workshops TBA

Day Two - Friday MASTER CLASS

‘Calm and Confident’

unpacking and understanding anxiety in the classroom;
supporting and creating calm, confident and courageous students

Opening Live Performance

Positive Schools Day Two Host
A very special opening presentation from a very special lady
Tracey Spicer AM
Journalist, Writer, Speaker, Iconoclast

The Courage of Vulnerability
A.J. Betts
Best Selling Author, Speaker, Teacher

Taking the Worry Out of School:
Understanding Anxiety and Building Confidence in Anxious School Students
Professor Ronald M Rapee
Distinguished Professor of Psychology and ARC Laureate Fellow
Centre of Emotional Health, Macquarie University, Sydney

The Compare and Despair Phenomenon –
Social Media and Young people: A Digital Delight or Disaster?
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg
Best Selling Author, Adolescent Psychologist 
Parenting Expert

Teaching THROUGH Wellbeing:
The Role of Wellbeing Pedagogy within a Whole-School Approach
Leonie Abbott
Assistant Director of Education, Berry Street

Panel Discussion: Supporting Anxiety in the Classroom
With Professor Ronald M Rapee, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, Leonie Abbott and Host Tracey Spicer

'Invisible Illness in the Classroom' –
Understanding and Supporting Chronic Health Conditions and Associated Anxiety
Nicole Pates (WA), Nicole Haynes (QLD), Dr Verity Pacey (VIC, NSW)
National Paediatric Committee

The Flip Side – Cool, Calm and Collected
Professor Matthew Sanders
Director of the Parenting and Family Support Centre, The University of Queensland
Founder, The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

Calm and Confident
An Unmissable Final Keynote Address
Compelling, Courageous and Compelling
TBA very soon!