The day aims to raise awareness around Positive Education in schools and communities and encourage students, families and teachers to talk with one another about how they can further support the wellbeing of themselves and others.
In support of this year’s theme, Colour Your Threads for Positive Ed, St James’ students came to school dressed in their most outrageously bright clothing. They certainly went above and beyond with their bold clothing choices – and some event went for as far as colouring their hair and having coloured hair accessories to wearing rainbow socks and multi-coloured outfits.
Students brought in a gold coin donation for their mufti dress. The also took part in a range of positive activities throughout the day, focussing on the idea of gratitude; what it means to be thankful and how important it is not to take the simple things in life for granted.
Looking out into the playground, St James’ was a sea of rainbow bursting with laughter, joy and positivity! It was such powerful reminder of the effect Positive Education is having on our entire school community and how blessed we are to be on such an amazing journey with it.
The school raised just under $400 on the day which will be donated to help support disadvantaged schools and their communities to undertake their own journey of Positive Education and wellbeing.
Positive Education Day has proven to be a wonderful initiative and we cannot wait to continue spreading the important message of wellbeing and positivity.
We would like to thank the entire St James’ school community for the support on the day.