Academic Wellbeing

At AIS we acknowledge the direct correlation between academics and social, emotional and psychological wellbeing and as such we don’t see them as indifferent but are the same component of student learning – academic wellbeing. We know that students with higher levels of psychological and emotional wellbeing show higher levels of academic achievement.

“To provide our students with an environment where they feel happy, healthy, safe and can be at their best.”

Our Wellbeing Team is led by highly qualified and experienced educators, and involves a multi-faceted system of support and guidance provided by Heads of Year, Senior Leadership Team, International Students Coordinator, Boarding Guardian, Head of Inclusion, Wellbeing Coordinators, Guidance Counsellors, Positive Education Coordinator, Community Service Coordinator, Learning Enrichment Team and our Health Care Unit.


STRIVE is the name for our pastoral programme. 

  • Strength
  • Thrive
  • Resilience
  • International Mindedness
  • Values
  • Enjoyment


These are the core tenants of our wellbeing team’s programme. In this structured programme, students cover a multitude of challenging and engaging topics and activities which are designed to broaden their horizons and equip them with skills, strategies and knowledge relevant to their current and future experiences. 

The STRIVE programme covers everything from digital citizenship, mental health, sexual health, positive choices, navigating adolescents, first aid and to manage your finances at university.

STRIVE also encompasses our home room system for students to connect with their peers and to foster relationships beyond those they make in their subjects.

CARES & Academic Care

The Australian International School makes the Academic Wellbeing of our students an absolute priority. One of the many tools we use to support our world class, holistic education is our C.A.R.E.S survey. The data derived from this is used to have informed conversations about students academic wellbeing and provide the appropriate support and interventions where required. C.A.R.E.S is designed so that student voice can shine through about how students are feeling about schooling, relationships and themselves.

Positive Education

As part of the Australian International School’s commitment to supporting our community to flourish and live meaningful lives, we aim to embed wellbeing at the heart of everything we do.  

Positive Education at AIS is based on the belief that we are continuously working towards being the best version of ourselves, and in doing so, reflect on the six domains of Martin Seligman’s PERMAH framework. This includes reflecting on: our emotions and experiences, the activities we engage in, significant relationships, our health, accomplishments and our contribution to society. 

In endeavouring to build the long term wellbeing of students, we continue to cultivate our Positive Education programs to implement intentional wellbeing practices which help children cope with life challenges and thrive as individuals. Understanding how our cognitive, emotional, social, physical and spiritual wellbeing is all interconnected is an important part of our philosophy.

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