THE RESILIENCE PROJECT (TRP)
The Resilience Project is a means of promoting positive mental health through practising gratitude, empathy, resilience and emotional literacy. We are proud to be a part of the School Partnership Program and have been implementing this program since 2021.
The School Partnership Program aims to inspire and engage the whole school community – students, staff, parents & carers – through the evidence-based GEM (Gratitude, Empathy & Mindfulness) principles. This program has been independently evaluated by both The University of Adelaide and The University of Melbourne.
All Prep to Grade 6 classes engage in weekly lessons, which involve students completing an associated journal activity. The Resilience Project lessons align with the Victorian Curriculum and address aspects of: Personal and Social Capabilities and Health and Physical Education learning areas.
TRP AT HOME
TRP at home provides a range of activity ideas to support wellbeing and increase resilience. The activities are designed for different target audiences, including: kids, teens, adults and parents. Visit: https://theresilienceproject.com.au/at-home/.
In recent years, our school community have been very lucky to have engaged with both Hugh Van Cuylenburg and Martin Keppell. To find out more about these program facilitators, visit: https://theresilienceproject.com.au/about/.
GRATITUDE – Paying attention to the things we have right now and not worrying about what we don’t have. We practise gratitude by noticing the positives around us.
EMPATHY – Putting ourselves in the shoes of others so we feel what they are feeling. We practise empathy by being kind and compassionate towards other people.
MINDFULNESS – Our ability to be calm and in the present moment. We practise mindfulness by slowing down and concentrating on one thing at a time.
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.