Warrnambool East Primary School celebrates International Day of Happiness

Togetherness: Positive education coordinator Karen Holdsworth and Cadence Britain, 11 are taking part in a global celebration of happiness. Picture: Morgan Hancock

Togetherness: Positive education coordinator Karen Holdsworth and Cadence Britain, 11 are taking part in a global celebration of happiness. Picture: Morgan Hancock

STAFF and students at Warrnambool East Primary School have made a new commitment to being happy.

Taking part in their first International Day of Happiness on Monday, all 479 students were focusing on a whole-school approach to caring for each others’ well-being.

Positive education coordinator Karen Holdsworth said celebrating the day fit well in equipping students with a positive mindset.

“It’s an opportunity to celebrate and recognise how positivity affects a students learning,” she said.

Lending a hand: Warrnambool East Primary School's Well-being leader Cadence Britain is asking her school to play a part in each other's happiness. Picture: Morgan Hancock.

Lending a hand: Warrnambool East Primary School's Well-being leader Cadence Britain is asking her school to play a part in each other's happiness. Picture: Morgan Hancock.

“It’s a good start.

“By asking our students to think deeper than materialistic means they start to think about how they can contribute to positive relationships, which forms part of one of our school’s themes – ‘If we do good, we feel good.”

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