Bounce Back

As part of the kidsmatter framework we are beginning to implement a social and emotional learning curriculum from Kindergarten to grade six called Bounce Back. Bounce Back is an evidence based wellbeing and resilience program. Each week every year level has a focus linked to a story and discussion to support students to build strong social and emotional skills.

In term one we covered values including; Honesty, Fairness, Responsibility, Cooperation, Acceptance of differences, Respect and Friendliness.

Here is an overview of our whole school approach.

Week Unit Focus (Kinder – Grade 2) Focus (Grade 3 – Grade 4) Focus (Grade 5 – Grade 6) Social and Emotional Competency
1 Positive Start Refer to handout Refer to Handout Refer to Handout Building Relationships

Student Engagement

2

 

Core Values

 

Honesty Honesty Acting fairly, honestly and responsibly Social Awareness

Self-Awareness

Self-Management

Relationship Skills

Responsible Decision Making

3 Core Values Being Fair Being tactful Fairness and responsibility Social Awareness

Self-Awareness

Self-Management

Relationship Skills

Responsible Decision Making

4

 

Core Values Caring about and supporting others and showing kindness Social justice Support, kindness and compassion Social Awareness

Self-Awareness

Self-Management

Relationship Skills

Responsible Decision Making

5

 

Core Values

 

Supporting people we don’t know (a combination of Kindness and Fairness) Kindness and supporting others Cooperation Social Awareness

Self-Awareness

Self-Management

Relationship Skills

Responsible Decision Making

6

 

Core Values

 

Kindness to animals Supporting and caring for animals Cooperating to protect our environment Social Awareness

Self-Awareness

Self-Management

Relationship Skills

Responsible Decision Making

7

 

Core Values

 

It’s OK to be different It’s ok to be different It’s OK to be different Social Awareness

Self-Awareness

Self-Management

Relationship Skills

Responsible Decision Making

8

 

Core Values

 

Including others Is it fair? “in” groups versus “out” groups Respect Social Awareness

Self-Awareness

Self-Management

Relationship Skills

Responsible Decision Making

9

 

Core Values Smiling is Contagious Cooperation for world peace and to look after our environment Cooperating for world peace Social Awareness

Self-Awareness

Self-Management

Relationship Skills

Responsible Decision Making

Our Hillsmeade Heroes certificates are now based on the Bounce Back lesson for the week.

Shiona Watson

Shiona Watson

Assistant Principal & Director of ELC and OSHC at Hillsmeade Primary School
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