“The Growing With Gratitude Program empowers young people with valuable tools and skills to help them lead healthy, successful and productive lives. This contributes to the Education Department’s Wellbeing for Learning and Life Framework, which supports students to be more resilient and engage in positive experiences, form stronger friendships, be more optimistic and show increased self-esteem.”
Minister for Education South Australia
““We use the language of the habits of happiness across the school and to undertake regular positive reflection. Staff love its simplicity, 5 minutes 3-5 times a week.””
Deputy Head of Junior School
St. John’s Grammar School
“Mt. Tarcoola Primary School absolutely love Growing with Gratitude. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude changes the whole feel of our classrooms. It is amazing to witness how gratitude can transform a challenging day into a much calmer one.”.
Teacher, Mt. Tarcoola Primary School
“The 5 habits of happiness tie in really nicely with what we are focusing on in the classroom, with being aware of the kindness of others, taking the time to appreciate what we have and making a conscious effort to be helpful and considerate of people around us.It’s so important to make the time for talking about and practicing these habits and I’m grateful that the class has been given this opportunity”.
Light Gardens Primary School
“We are loving the Growing With Gratitude program in our Reception (prep or kinder) class. I am teaching a lesson a week, then we use that topic for sharing time the following week. Children are also taking the lesson home and discussing it with their families. It’s also a lovely way to start our day every morning. Thank you so much for a wonderful program.”
Teacher Reception /
Prep, Gawler East Primary School
“We love GWG. The opportunity to talk about tools on a regular basis is making a difference to the children in our community. It’s strange how we think that doing something like this once would work, when nothing else in education is taught once and assumed to be mastered. The more we read and understand people and children, the more we see the need to practice, repeat and have another go–especially in the good times.”
Deputy Head of Junior campus P-6,
Prince of Peace Lutheran College
“Growing With Gratitude has helped me to look at the positives in a bad situation and that forgiving someone can help you grow”.
“With our Growing With Gratitude practice I have learnt before you judge someone put yourself in the other person’s shoes.”
“It’s good to be grateful because not everyone has the opportunities to have what we do.”
Can an individual teacher / single classroom access the GWG online program?
Yes absolutely. There is an option for an individual teacher to purchase a 12 month subscription to the GWG fully resourced online program. The cost is $97.
Does GWG do in class sessions?
Yes absolutely. We offer a few different in class options.
Single – one off in class sessions
A block of 4 sessions (1 a week for 4 weeks)
A block of 10 sessions (over a term)
Contact Ash – [email protected] to find out more
Do workshops/training include resources to go on with after the workshop is complete?
Yes absolutely. All workshop/training packages include access to the GWG fully resourced online program attached to the workshop/training..
Can GWG tailor a positive education / wellbeing program for our school?
Yes absolutely. GWG offers a series of workshops, online programs – including a program for PE lessons and extra curriculum school sport, as well in class session options.
Is the GWG online program linked to the Australian Curriculum?
Yes. All GWG lessons are linked to the Australian Curriculum Achievement Standards.
Is there an International Baccalaureate – PYP version of GWG?
Yes. There is a GWG IB – PYP version. GWG lessons are linked to the PYP Approaches to Learning, Attitudes, Learner Profile & Character Strengths.
Do you run workshops in all states in Australia and overseas?
Yes. Contact Ash [email protected] to book in workshops.
Can the GWG online programs be accessed overseas?
Yes. There are schools overseas currently involved in the GWG online programs. The program can easily be adapted to suit any curriculum a school follows.