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$450,000 funding for Adelaide Crows Growing with Gratitude program

The SA Government will provide $450,000 over three years to the Adelaide Crows to expand the Growing with Gratitude health and wellbeing program for school children, with a particular focus on regional areas.

The Adelaide Football Club community team has been involved in the Growing with Gratitude program for more than two years. The program is delivered by the Crows’ community team to 150 South Australian schools each year. It aims to help teachers, students and families easily develop the habits of gratitude, kindness and mindfulness that have been identified as the stepping stones to greater happiness and success.

The program is based around learning the ‘Five Habits of Happiness’ through both verbal and physical activities led by trained staff.

Through the program, students learn to:

  • Be more resilient, relaxed and engage in positive experiences
  • Form stronger friendships and exhibit kindness more frequently
  • Be more optimistic and show increased self-esteem; and
  • Focus on academic achievement and improve decision making.

The program is linked with the Australian Curriculum: Health and PE and the Personal, Social and Physical Education Scope & Sequence (PSPE) in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and also follows the PERMA guidelines. 


22 Oct 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
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21 Oct 2017
Digital devices add to exam time stress: Family Zone survey News Image

A survey of 1000 teenagers and their parents shows that electronic devices are causing sleep and study problems for teenagers as they come up to end of year exams. The survey, commissioned by cyber safety platform, Family Zone, found teenagers are being robbed of sleep in the lead-up to exams Read More

21 Oct 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
Heather Schnagl named Victoria’s best educator News Image

Heather Schnagl, Principal at Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School has been awarded the Sir James Darling Medal, which recognises a Victorian educator who has made an outstanding contribution to Victorian education. Read More

21 Oct 2017
Neil Bramsen and Brett Mckay receive Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching News Image

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary and Secondary Schools are awarded for excellence in teaching in any area of science that is part of the teacher’s state or territory science syllabus. The prize is awarded to teachers who have made an outstanding contribution to science education. Read More

21 Oct 2017
Notre Dame MA (Writing) to aid NSW teachers with English syllabus News Image

A new writing course introduced by The University of Notre Dame will equip NSW teachers to deal with major changes set to shake-up the English HSC syllabus next year. The new Master of Arts (Writing) program will play a key role in answering the professional development needs of English teachers Read More