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Course Description

To really prepare students for the world ahead, we need to help them develop positivity, resilience and grit. Research tells us these are the key to happy successful lives in which we can manage anything that is thrown at us.

Life can be difficult sometimes – and creating strategies for positivity and resilience is one of the most important things we can do for young people to equip them for the world ahead. This course looks at a number of areas that can contribute to this.

building student wellbeing


This is for anyone working in the area of student care and wellbeing: Wellbeing co-ordinators; year level co-ordinators and pastoral care teachers.

Teaching Standards

4.1.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Support student participation: Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities

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$1250 + GST - Team Enrolment

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"The course was excellent. Thought provoking and packed with useful and relevant material."

- Geoffrey Llewellyn, Sydney Grammar School

"This was an excellent course to learn about relevant issues faced by students, as well as activities that are able to be implemented to enhance student wellbeing. "

- Isabella Jacobson, St Stanislaus College

"Engaging course. Provided multiple strategies to implement into the classroom. Would recommend."

- Sophie Duclos, Westfields Sports High School

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Introduction

    • Introduction to Building Student Wellbeing and Resilience

    • Challenges Students Face Today

    • Outlining the Challenges

    • Task: Reflection

  • 2

    Module 2 - Positive Relationships

    • The Crucial Role of Relationships

    • Family Relationships

    • School Friendships

    • Task - Reflection on School Friendships

    • Circle Time

    • Your Relationship to Yourself

    • Service

    • Suggestions for Collaboration - Improving Relationships for your Students

  • 3

    Module 3 - Character Strengths

    • Introduction to Character Strengths

    • VIA Classifications of Character Strengths

    • Working with Students and their Character Strengths

    • Getting Students to Understand their Character Strengths

    • Exploring the Character Strengths

    • Task - Exploring Character Strengths

    • Opportunities to Keep Exploring the Character Strengths

  • 4

    Module 4 - Mindfulness and Stress Management

    • Introduction to Mindfulness and Stress Management

    • Task - Reflection on your Ideas and Experiences

    • The Who and What of Mindfulness

    • Meditation

    • Being 'Present'

    • Using Technology to be Mindful

    • Task - Using Technology

    • Embedding these Practices

    • Other Ways of Dealing with Stress

    • 15-Ways-To-Teach-Mindfulness-To-Kids_DV1

    • Task - Article on Mindfulness

  • 5

    Module 5 - Mindset, Grit and Resilience

    • Introduction to Mindset, Grit and Resilience

    • Resilience

    • Mindset

    • Mindset Posters

    • How to be a BETTER Learner

    • How to Learn Faster

    • Grit

    • Nine Activities to Build Grit & Resilience in Children

    • Task - Reflection Activity on Mindset, Grit and Resilience

  • 6

    Module 6 - Embedding

    • Task - Reflection

    • Conclusion - COVID19 Message

  • 7

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Building Student Wellbeing and Resilience will contribute 3.5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Student Mental Health addressing standard descriptor 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.



Lauren Cook

Lauren Cook

Lauren Cook can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to teach. From the beginning of her career in 2001, she strove to understand what was at the basis of good teaching and learning. Lauren spent many of her early years of teaching in brand new schools, where the exploration of best practice was at the forefront. She undertook a variety of leadership roles from curriculum to professional learning to student management. She also joined the Faculty of Education at Deakin University to work with pre-service teachers.  In 2010, Lauren became an Assistant Principal but missed her role in the classroom. She now wants to focus more on teaching and learning, and contributing to developing professional networks of teachers committed to best practice. She is Deputy Head of Wellbeing and Head of Boys at St Margaret's and Berwick Grammar School in Victoria

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