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Positive Education

We all want our children to be happy

Positive Education is a new whole school approach at BBIS to put well-being at the core of all our educational programs. Robust mental health is key to keep our children balanced and to truly let them flourish. In our new program we teach scientifically proven methods to improve resilience and boost mental health. We are also the first international school in Germany to train all staff and students and to add a positive education class to our time table.

Positive Education teaches:

  • how to develop inner strengths,
  • how to be at your best for yourselves and others,
  • how to learn from setbacks and
  • how to live a good and meaningful life.

Our curriculum is in line with research form Martin Seligman, founder of Positive Psychology   

"Academic knowledge is obsolete if we don’t know how to look after ourselves. According to the WHO, depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. Mental health skills are fundamental for leading a happy and successful life. They need to be trained like Maths and English."                                                                                       Elke Paul

Here at BBIS, we


     * see benefits rather than faults,
     * build on character strengths,
     * look for values and genuine goals,
     * understand failing as part of learning,
     * use empathy and compassion,
     * form positive relationships,
     * find purpose and meaning in life