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Resilience Project

The Resilience Project – Te Whakatakanga Manawanui

We are pleased to be introducing The Resilience Project (Te Whakatakanga Manawanui) wellbeing curriculum into our classrooms. The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs and provides evidence-based, practical strategies to build resilience. As part of the programme, students will take part in weekly lessons and will receive their own journal/workbook.

The Resilience Project is a schoolwide programme from years 0 to 6 that provides practical, evidence-based, positive mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness. The programme focuses on three key pillars that have been proven to cultivate positive emotion; Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness (GEM). The programme also has a strong focus on Connection, Purpose, Kindness, Emotional Literacy and Physical Health. As part of the programme, children receive a journal that they will use in their weekly lessons.

The Resilience Project

What is The Resilience Project?

  • An established programme in Australia that builds resilience and mental well-being through Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness and Emotional Literacy
  • Te Puke Primary is one of 15 schools using TRP in New Zealand with a digital subscription.
  • Complete programme with lesson plans, student journals, and parent/community hub.

Why the Need?

  • Mental health conditions amongst Kiwi youth have doubled in the past decade and could get worse in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • New Zealand is in the top 10 of the most medicated countries in the world for anxiety.
  • Suicide rates in New Zealand are among the highest in the world.
  • Recent research puts New Zealanders in the top 6 for the loneliest people in the world.

The Resilience Project at Te Puke Primary School

  • Links well to our school values/ learner profile and our M4L philosophy
  • Weekly lessons in all environments
  • Follow-up activities in Student Journals.
  • Focus on student, staff and community well-being.

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