Conference 2017 Justin Robinson

Justin Robinson

Justin Robinson, M.Ed. MACE, is the inaugural Director of the Institute of Positive Education, based at Geelong Grammar School. He leads a team dedicated to promoting the theory and practice of Positive Education through research and providing training for other educators. As a passionate leader in the field of student and staff wellbeing, Justin has been invited to write for a number of publications and speak at conferences both in Australia and around the world. His appointment at the Institute follows a successful career as a Mathematics and Physical Education teacher and school leader at both Geelong Grammar School and Trinity Grammar School. An enthusiastic sportsman, Justin has coached many school sporting teams and is a keen marathon runner. Justin is an Honorary Fellow of Melbourne Graduate School of Education, and lives with his wife Jeanette and their four children on the Corio campus of Geelong Grammar School.

Placing wellbeing at the heart of education

Geelong Grammar School (GGS) is recognised as a pioneer and world leader in Positive Education: whole-school evidence-based approaches to wellbeing which teach skills and knowledge to help prevent illbeing and promote wellbeing within the context of living a ‘good life’.

In this interactive presentation, Justin will share personal experiences of the highlights and challenges from ten years of implementing Positive Education at GGS, and from leading the Institute of Positive Education, which has worked with over 1000 schools since 2014.  Specific examples of What Went Well and What Went Wrong during key stages of implementing and sustaining will be discussed to assist schools as they consider how best to place wellbeing at the heart of education.