The Positive Learning Framework is based on the Circle of Courage

The Circle of Courage identifies four universal growth needs as belonging, mastery, independence and generosity. These provide a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment for students and staff, where students have opportunities to engage in quality learning experiences and acquire values supportive of their lifelong wellbeing.

Belonging, mastery, independence and generosity are vital elements of positive growth. A young person who grows up in a supportive environment will attach to positive and caring adults who support the child to achieve, gain independence and contribute to the community around them. For teachers, the Circle of Courage® offers a foundation from which to view children and underpins a Positive Learning Framework that enables them to structure a safe and accountable learning environment.