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The Resilience Project

In our recent school surveys, and feedback from student voice we have identified a need to develop greater support for students assist young people to develop resiliency. Students experience a tremendous amount of physical and mental growth on a daily basis. Between school, co-curricular activities, work and their social life, students face lots of new experiences and challenges. Being resilient gives students the ability to tackle these head-on, bounce back from any setbacks and have the best chance at succeeding. It allows them to learn and grow in all situations – two skills that are crucial to wellbeing and development. Resilience will also help students to approach new situations, people or experiences with confidence and a positive mindset, which will make them more likely to succeed.

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What is The Resilience Project

The aim of The Resilience Project is to provide positive evidence-based mental health strategies to assist student develop skills to become happier and more resilient and to help make the topic of mental health more accessible.

The research is clear; the more positive emotion you experience, the more resilient you will be. For that reason, we focus on three key pillars proven to cultivate positive emotions; Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness (GEM), with Emotional Literacy being a foundational skill to practise these strategies.

The Resilience Project programs have a strong focus on Connection, Purpose, Kindness, Emotional Literacy and Physical Health, providing practical, mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness.

At Larrakeyah, STEAM education is an everyday occurrence with Science, Mathematics, and The Arts commonly integrated in student activities. Classroom activities are also enhanced through our digital technologies, and 21st Century Learning programs.

The Resilience Project

The program provides year level sequential lessons which assist students to engage with lessons and each other. The evaluation demonstrates evidence of: Significant increase in children's use of daily gratitude strategies and their sense of gratitude.

Gratitude

What is gratitude? It’s about paying attention to the things and moments we have right now, and not worrying about what we don’t have. We practise gratitude by noticing the positives that exist around us, and by being thankful for things, places and people in our lives.

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Empathy

What does empathy mean? Empathy and kindness are closely linked. So are empathy and compassion. To be empathetic is to put ourselves in the shoes of others to feel and see what they are. We practice this by being kind towards other people.

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Mindfulness

How to practise mindfulness? Mindfulness activities help us to be present in the moment and often create a feeling of calm. We practice this through slowing down and concentrating on one thing at a time. This includes meditation, colouring in and flow states.

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Emotional Literacy

Our ability to label our emotions, which helps us to soften negative emotions and find positive emotions. We practise emotional literacy by labelling our emotions as we experience them.

School hours: Monday - Friday

Primary School: 08:15 AM - 2:45 PM
Supervision is provided before school (8:00 AM - 8:15 AM)
and after school (2:45 PM - 3:00 PM).

Preschool: 08:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Front Office: 08:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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