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BOUNCE BACK! STUDENT RESILIENCE AND WELLBEING PROGRAM

Bounce Back! is a wellbeing and resilience class-based program that has been drawn from Cognitive and Positive Psychology models. It is a whole school social and emotional learning curriculum program that offers positive mental health, wellbeing and resilience for students and teachers plus safe and supportive class and school learning environments. It teaches practical strategies to help children and young people function well at school and in life.

Our school values and School-Wide Positive Behaviour System surround the Bounce Back! Core Values of; Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Fairness, Cooperation, Inclusion, Support, Fairness and Accepting of Differences.

The Bounce Back! units that are taught include: Core Values (developing positive and pro-social skills); People Bouncing Back (developing strategies for coping and bouncing back); Courage (finding courage in both everyday life and difficult circumstances); Looking on the Bright Side (teaching optimistic thinking); Emotions (amplifying positive emotions and managing negative emotions); Relationships (skills for building and maintaining friendships); Humour (as a coping skill); No Bullying (skills for encountering bullying) and Success (skills and attitude for being successful).

Each week, teachers lead learning in the Bounce Back! program. Bounce Back! is an award-winning wellbeing and resilience class-based program that offers practical strategies to help our students function well at school and in life. It is a whole-school social and emotional learning curriculum program which promotes positive mental health, wellbeing and resilience for students and teachers plus safe and supportive class and school learning environments.

Each week at our whole school assembly ‘Fill the Bucket’ comments are shared with our school community.  During the course of each week, students are given the opportunity to thank or be grateful to other students in our school that have helped them emotionally in some way.

B ad times don’t last. Things always get better. Stay Optimistic.

O ther people can help if you talk to them.  Get a reality check.

U nhelpful thinking makes you feel more upset.

N obody is perfect – not you and not others.

C oncentrate on the positives (no matter how small) and use laughter.

E verybody experiences sadness, hurt, failure, rejection and setbacks sometimes.  They are a normal part of life,        try not to personalise them.

B lame fairly, how much of what happened was because of you, how much was because of others and how much was because of bad luck or circumstances.

A ccept the things you can’t change, but try to change what you can first.

C atastrophising exaggerates your worries. Don’t believe the worst possible picture.

K eep things in perspective.  It’s only one part of your life.

 

Respectful relationships

  • Student voice
  • House captains
  • Jsc
  • Student opinion survey
  • Behaviour management
  • Chaplaincy program
  • Fill the bucket

GET IN TOUCH

Address: 80 - 88 Cooper St, Stawell Vic 3380

Email: stawell.west.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

Phone: +03 5358 1661

Fax: 03 5358 4330

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