Student Engagement & Learning Framework

Our vision is to be an inclusive, connected and flourishing community. This vision is supported by our unique Student and Engagement Learning Framework (SELF). The SELF framework incorporates the work of visionaries such as Professor Abraham Maslow and the father of Positive Psychology, Doctor Martin Seligman.

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Maslow developed a hierarchical pyramid that illustrates the essentials we all need to lead a happy and fulfilled life. Self-actualisation sits at the tip of the pyramid and represents each person’s journey toward creating their true self.  This is the person who you wish to be.

The SELF framework has the true self at the heart of its structure and is illustrated through an interactive sunburst graph (above). Surrounding the true self are the approaches our school offers to enable students on this journey. The three keystones of academic, social and emotional learning feature options to enhance the growth of each student as they follow their path into the future.


The Academic, Social and Emotional Keystones are separated into three layers. The inner layer shows the universal strategies. These are options all students are provided with as a regular feature of attending school. The middle layer is designed for students who seek a more tailored program. They may wish to access these supports in one or all of the three keystones. The outer layer offers individualised supports for students who need more intensive support in their journey to become their best selves.



The SELF Framework also incorporates our school values of Aspiration, Kindness and Respect and embeds Dr Martin Seligman’s PERMA model. Our model includes Health as a sixth option to include current scientific research.



The interactive sunburst graph can be edited to create an individual sunburst learning profile for any student, reflecting all of the options they can access, within one image. It provides a tool that can be used by students, parents, carers and educators together to assist and support students in their personal journeys.