Implementation Guide

  1. All staff read the Get Happier School Program Overview, so they understand the scope and sequence of the program, and their part in it.
  2. Read and sign your Whole School License document which will be emailed to you.
    • Pay your 5 year license fee by EFT or card on receipt of your invoice.
    • Discuss your preferred mode of Staff training
  3. When Ivan Honey & Associates Pty Ltd receives your signed agreement and payment, we will create your school subscriber account to access the downloadable resources on the website. The hard copy resources will be posted to you.
  4. Provide all staff with digital copy of; Happy Parenting: Raising Positive and Empowered Kids. Much of this simple and practical book will be of value for teachers and parents, and it provides an outline of the Get Happier School framework that will be taught to students.
  5. Get the full buy in from staff by conducting a one or two day training on the project and its content and implementation. Ivan Honey, the author and facilitator of The Get Happier School Project or a Licensed Get Happier School Trainer will undertake this training in your school. The cost of this training is not included in the License Agreement cost. This training is a prerequisite for the successful implementation of the program. This training introduces the teachers to the concepts and ideas and gives them the confidence to introduce the program to their class. Alternatively, you may purchase the eight interactive video training sessions which are available in the subscriber section.
    • Ongoing access to our subscriber section will be provided on completion of licensing.
  6. Appoint a Get Happier School co-ordinator in your school. Ask for expressions of interest from staff members who are enthusiastic and highly committed to the project. Their role is to co- ordinate the project across all classes, to be a support to staff, to document outcomes and to maintain connection with The Get Happier School administration. This is a very important role and the selection of this person needs to be made carefully.
  7. Parents of your school can obtain a free copy of Ivan Honey’s best-selling e-book Happy Parenting: Raising Positive and Empowered Kids.
    • Schools will receive a Coupon Code to pass on to parents, enabling them to purchase the e-book from the Get Happier website for FREE.
  8. Because the program is sequential and assumes prior learning by the students in previous classes, we suggest the following schedule for delivery of the Get Happier School program in the first year only. After this, the program will operate as described on the Get Happier School Overview document.
    • Because the program is based on stories, it will be easy to involve students who have not previously been exposed to the ideas.

Suggested Implementation of The Get Happier School Program in the First Year Only

Grade K/Prep and 1

  • Complete the program following the Ready Set Go Teacher’s Guide
  • Grade 1 will complete the whole Ready Set Go Program.

Grade 2

  • Print off the Open Roads Posters from Prep/Kinder/Grade 1 and use the suggested activities from the Ready Set Go Teacher Guide.
  • Complete the Grade 2 program following the Grade 2 Teacher’s Guide.
  • Children read Book 1 of The Amazing Adventures of Doug Dragster and complete the first part of the My Get Happier Learning Journal.

Grade 3

  • Print off the Open Roads Posters from Prep/Kinder/Grade 1 and use the suggested activities from the Ready Set Go Teacher Guide.
  • Complete the Grade 2 and Grade 3 Program following the Teacher Guide.
  • Children read the whole of The Amazing Adventures of Doug Dragster and complete the whole of the My Get Happier Travel Journal. (Teachers will reduce the number of activities in the Teacher Guide at their discretion, but each chapter will have at least one activity/game and students will complete each page of their Get Happier Travel Journal during the school year).

Grade 4

  • Children read the story, The Amazing Adventures of Doug Dragster in the first 3 weeks of the year.
  • They commence the Grade 4 curriculum of The Magic Book, as outlined in the Teacher Guide, and the colourful Open and Dead End Road Posters are placed on the wall after Chapter 6.

Grade 5 and 6

  • Children read The Amazing Adventures of Doug Dragster, and complete the whole of The Magic Book. (Teachers will reduce the number of activities in The Teacher Guide at their discretion, but each chapter will have at least 1 activity/game and students will complete The Magic Book activity book).

After the first year of implementation

  • After twelve months of using the the Get Happier School program in your school, you may apply to receive the Get Happier School logo which you may use within your school and on your letterhead.

The Resources You Receive

On payment of your invoice for the Whole School Package the resources below will be posted to your School.

Note: Postage of the hard copy products will be an additional cost to the school.

Whole Schools less than 250 students: Hard Copy Resources

  • 80 The Amazing Adventures of Doug Dragster Story
  • 80 My Get Happier Travel Journal Grade 2 & 3
  • 80 Doug Dragster’s Magic Book Grade 4 & 5
  • 1 x The BIG Get Happier Teaching Floor Chart
  • 4 x Get Happier Toolbox Card Set

Whole Schools more than 250 students: Hard Copy Resources

  • 120 The Amazing Adventures of Doug Dragster Story
  • 120 My Get Happier Travel Journal Grade 2 & 3
  • 120 Doug Dragster’s Magic Book Grade 4 & 5
  • 1 x The BIG Get Happier Teaching Floor Chart
  • 8 x Get Happier Toolbox Card Set

Digital Resources

Grade K/Prep and 1

  • Ready, Set, Go! – A Comprehensive Teacher Guide
  • Ready, Set, Go! Story Books – Powerpoint Slides
  • The Get Happier Toolbox 38 Four Wheels to Get Happier cards.
  • Open Road Posters for Working Together and Beginning the School Year
  • My Open Road Colouring Pages

Grade 2/3

  • Grade 2/3 – Teacher Guide for the My Get Happier Travel Journal
  • The Amazing Adventures of Doug Dragster – (audio book)
  • 3 x Mindfulness Visualizations (audio)
  • 16 x Open & Dead End Road Posters

Grade 4/5

  • Grade 4/5 -Teacher Guide to Doug Dragster’s Magic Book
  • Classroom Poster Package: 26 posters to transform your room into a ‘Get Happier Classroom’!
  • Nametags, Your Keys to Get Happier, Road Map Plan, Certificates

Grade 6

  • Grade 6 The Get Happier in Action- Teacher Guide
  • The Get Happier in Action Student Project Book
  • Open and Dead End Roads Posters
  • Magic Questions Poster
  • The Get Happier Project Framework

Parents

  • Happy Parenting: Raising Positive and Empowered Kids by Ivan Honey (e-book digital downloads for all parents). Includes; Videos from the author, relaxation meditations for parents, planning sheets, Family Meeting Guidelines, Fact Sheets and Printable Posters.

Ongoing Consumables for The Get Happier School

  • The Amazing Adventure of Doug Dragster Story book
  • My Get Happier Travel Journal (Grades 2 & 3)
  • Doug Dragsters Magic Book (Grades 4 – 5)

Ongoing consumables can be purchased at any time.

See Order Form for discounted rates.