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Strong Minds

Growing Strong Minds

Strong Minds is a whole school approach to character development and emotional and mental wellbeing. Every person has a combination of 24 character strengths and if developed they can have a significant positive impact on their lives. Research has shown that using your character strengths can help to protect against, manage and overcome problems, improve relationships and enhance health and wellbeing. Character Strengths are the positive parts of your personality that impact how you think, feel and behave, and are the keys to being your best self. Character strengths form a central part of Northbourne's Positive Education model because using these capacities helps us to nurture our relationships, overcome challenges and flourish.

24 Character Strengths

  • Kindness
  • Gratitude
  • Curiosity
  • Love of Learning
  • Teamwork
  • Bravery
  • Love
  • Fairness
  • Self-Regulation
  • Humour
  • Leadership
  • Social Intelligence

  • Forgiveness
  • Creativity
  • Open-Mindness
  • Wisdom
  • Energy
  • Perseverance
  • Zest
  • Authenticity
  • Humility
  • Prudence
  • Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence
  • Spirituality