This is an Australian programme which provides an abundance of material for our teachers which enables them to provide learning opportunities around wellbeing and resilience. Mr Burke learnt about and started using Bounceback whilst teaching in Singapore and is pleased to bring the programme to St Cecilia's. It is quite natural at times to let an issue consume all of our emotions, this happens even more so during childhood. Bounceback helps children to maintain perspective.
The learning programme explores topics connected to student wellbeing and resilience in nine curriculum units, with a variety of engaging classroom activities. To explore topics, units incorporate high quality children's literature and use Circle Time discussions.
Positive Education integrates the core principles of Positive Psychology with the evidence-informed structures, practices and programmes that have been shown to enhance wellbeing and academic achievement.
- It is a whole school, teacher-led, pupil-centred approach which aims to support all members of a school community to succeed and prosper.
- It is underpinned by Positive Psychology (Seligman & Peterson) and Cognitive Behavioural Theory (Aaron Beck) or evidence-based pedagogy based on understanding that how you think affects how you feel, which influences how you behave.
See the Bounceback poster below in pdf format, it's great to talk through with our Key Stage 2 pupils.