Bounce Back! is a preventative social and emotional learning curriculum program that has been developed to support schools (teachers, students and families) in their efforts to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in their students and, in particular, to enable them to act resiliently when faced with challenges and adversity.
At Dana Street Primary School, Bounce Back is taught by class teachers throughout the school. The program focuses on classroom strategies and activities that teach students those positive social and emotional skills that might best be described as ‘life skills’.
The Bounce Back program is made up of 10 key components and are taught throughout the school year.
These components are:
* Core Values
* People Bounce Back
* Looking on the Bright Side
* Being Successful
Books ( both picture story and fiction books ) are used as teaching and learning resources to promote the messages of the Bounce Back program. The school has a collection of these books that can be borrowed by students and parents throughout the year.