Social and Emotional Development

Newman Primary School acknowledges there is more to a child’s development than academic foci. Therefore, we adopt a holistic approach towards the education of your child. We acknowledge that social and emotional competence is a crucial skill in the 21st Century. The aim of our social and emotional development is to empower each student to establish their own identity and have the ability to self-regulate their own social and emotional attributes.

We are excited to be using The Resilience Project in our school community and implement their wellbeing curriculum throughout our classrooms.

Current research tells us:

● 1 in 4 adolescents have a mental illness.

● 1 in 7 primary school students have a mental illness.

● 1 in 5 adults will experience mental ill-health throughout the year.

● 65% of adolescents do not seek help for mental illness.

The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs and provides evidence-based, practical strategies to support positive mental health and build resilience. Presentations will include stories and research on how we can build mental health in our day to day lives, and support the mental health of the children in our care.

We understand that as primary carers, you have an essential role to play in building positive mental health with your children. Through this program, teachers and students will engage in weekly lessons and activities around the key principles of Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness (GEM) to build resilience.

The Resilience Project’s School Program has been evaluated by the University of Melbourne, with parents observing positive changes in how children handled home situations.

The evaluation also demonstrated the program had targeted benefits in building:

● Children’s use of daily gratitude strategies and their sense of gratitude.

● Confidence and self-esteem, especially in relation to their peer relationships.

● Relationships at school and home.

● Knowledge and ability to express emotions.

● More supportive classroom environments.

To learn more about The Resilience Project by exploring the ideas, activities and resources which bring Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness (GEM) to life on TRP at Home — TRP@HOME ( au)