In 2015 Sacred Heart was successful in its application to receive an INNOVATE NOW grant for 2016. This grant is being used to strengthen our focus on student and staff wellbeing and engagement. The various strands of the project are detailed below:

STRAND 1:  Implementation of Kidsmatter framework and Bounce Back program on resilience. This will involve the creation of a ‘Kidsmatter Action Team’ and we will be working closely with Professor Toni Noble, author of Bounce Back program.

STRAND 2:  The integration of key areas of positive psychology/education eg Gratitude, Character Strengths, Faith, Generosity, Courage, Hope, Kindness and Forgiveness within our Religious Education Curriculum.

STRAND 3:  The training of a number of key teachers in in-depth training in Positive Education through participation in Geelong Grammar School’s Institute of Positive Education ‘Discovering Positive Education’ residential training in 2016.

STRAND 4:  1.Participation of all staff in the measurable Gallup Q12 Engagement Survey in 2016 and 2017 2.  2016 and 2017 measurement of students in wellbeing survey  conducted by Gallup.