Year 6 students identify their superpowers (Issue 9 2017)

Written on the 22 June 2017

What's your superpower? This was the question posed to the Year 6 students in an exercise to discover their top five character strengths. As part of a week of activities, Year 6 students took part in an online VIA Character Strengths questionnaire. This questionnaire assisted students to rank 24 character traits in order of strength.

Students learnt, that just like super heroes, each one of us possess character strengths in varying degrees that make us who we are. The VIA Classification of Character Strengths is comprised of 24 character strengths that fall under six broad virtue categories: wisdom and knowledge, courage, humanity, justice, temperance and transcendence.

Classification of strengths:

  • Wisdom and Knowledge: creativity, curiosity, judgment, love of learning, perspective.
  • Courage: bravery, perseverance, honesty, zest.
  • Humanity: love, kindness, social intelligence.
  • Justice: teamwork, fairness, leadership.
  • Temperance: forgiveness, humility, prudence, self-regulation.

Identifying and using our character strength can help us and others produce positive effects when we express or strengths. Knowing the makeup of our character strengths is the first step towards living a successful and happier life.
Are you interested in knowing your character strengths? If so you can discover your personalised Character Strengths Profile by taking a personality test through this link VIA Survey.

Character Strengths is an aspect of Positive Education and the Year 6 character strengths exercise was initiated by the Year 6 Leaders of Student Wellbeing, Ashleigh Bryans and Year 6 teacher, Tina Robins following their attendance at the Positive Education Schools Association Conference.

Up, up and away!

Joe Millemaci
Director of Students  



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