Character Strengths

At Holy Family both staff and students are encouraged to identify, reflect upon and develop their character strengths as part of our focus on positive psychology.¬†All staff and upper primary students (survey is available for 10+ years and adults) take the VIA Character Strengths Survey. The survey ¬†produces an individualised report listing one’s character strengths in order of strength.

Research shows that VIA character strengths can be used to address a variety of life challenges and achieve positive personal and professional outcomes:

  • be happier
  • strengthen relationships
  • manage relationships
  • boost confidence
  • reduce stress
  • accomplish goals

Parents interested in taking the free survey should click here. The survey is available in a wide variety of languages.

In Year 3, we use simplified descriptions of the character strengths as follows:



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