Social Skills - Bounce Back

At Resurrection, we believe that the learning of social skills is the foundation for social and academic development. Success in all areas of life is linked to confidence, resilience and social competence.

Our aim is to help all students to develop personal confidence and build positive relationships. The students are given the opportunity to learn, practice and refine many skills necessary for acceptable social behaviour and personal growth.

The students are also introduced to co-operative learning skills.
These skills are taught through group situations in which children learn from and with each other.

The basic social skills program seeks to promote:

  • A positive Self-Esteem
  • Respect for Self and Others
  • Assertive Behaviour
  • Problem Solving
  • Co-operative Learning Skills
  • How to Communicate
  •  Leadership Skills.

At Resurrection we implement the Bounce Back! program.  The aim of this program is to support the wellbeing of our students and build resilience.

Bounce Back! is a class-based program for children and young people that offers practical strategies to help children and young people function well at school and in life. This social and emotional learning program promotes positive mental health, wellbeing and resilience for students and teachers plus safe and supportive class and school learning environments.

Bounce Back Acronym

Bad times don't last. Things always get better. Stay optimistic.

Other people can help if you talk to them. Get a reality check.

Unhelpful thinking makes you feel more upset.

Nobody is perfect - not you and not others.

Concentrate on the positives (no matter how small) and use laughter.

Everybody experiences sadness, hurt, failure, rejection and setbacks sometimes. They are a normal part of life. Try not to personalize them.

Blame fairly - how much of what happened was because of you, how much was because of others and how much was because of bad luck or circumstances?

Accept the things you can't change, but try to change what you can.

Catastrophising exaggerates your worries. Don't believe the worst possible picture.

Keep things in perspective. It's only one part of your life.