University of Melbourne Professors Visit Yarra

Recently, Professors Lindsay Oades (Director, Centre for Positive Psychology) and Jan van Driel (Associate Dean of Research) from the University of Melbourne visited Yarra Primary School.

Their interest is the intersection of positive psychology and math and science education. Saraid and Simon shared the work on math mindsets underway at Yarra. Our guests visited a classroom to see a group of students from years 3 to 6 work on a maths project with their whole school maths teacher, Elly. They also visited the kitchen garden impressed by the abundant produce and the school’s prioritising of sustainability practises.