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Character Strengths

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At St Andrew’s College we value and celebrate the diverse character strengths that enable our students to flourish.

Our staff understand the Values in Action Classification of Character Strengths created by Martin Seligman and Chris Peterson. We use this framework to spot strengths in our students and to celebrate and cultivate diversity in our community.

“Character strengths are ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving that come naturally and easily to a person and that enable high functioning and performance.” 
Linley, 2006

You can read about why we use character strengths in this blog post.