Bounce Back - the art of being resilient

Values for Life Incursions

Bounce Bounce Bounce

"It was really effective! Students loved being involved and learnt so much – thank you!"
Teacher, Coogee Primary School

"Students loved it! Lots of fun and engaging. Students learnt practical and important lessons - all schools should have this!"
Teacher, Sydenham Catholic College

Key concepts covered in the session:
  • What resilience is, why it is important, and that resilience is a skill we can learn
  • The need for a growth-mindset
  • Exploring catastrophising and other thinking errors
  • The science of how our brain (including the amygdala) responds to stress (age appropriate)
  • The need to delay gratification
  • The importance of perseverance in achieving our goals
  • How community is a big protective factor (including friendships and older people for advice)
  • The need to focus upon what we can control and not on what we can’t control
  • How gratitude can change our attitude
  • Encouraging students to take initiative, have empathy for others, think optimistically and set realistic goals
  • Presenting strategies that enable conflict-resolution and communication skills
  • Promoting the importance of values that inform our actions

Student Incursion Details:
  • Suitable for primary and secondary school students
  • Sessions are interactive and involve a variety of activities, discussion and multi-media to engage and educate
  • We offer a range of options from a single session to several sessions for the same or different groups
  • Tailored to suit your school's specific needs, timetable and budget
  • Delivered by qualified and experienced teachers
  • Each session is aligned to the Australian Curriculum
  • Follow-up material is provided for teachers

Our aim is to provide learning outcomes that engender pro-social values, empathy and resilience through a lively combination of information and interaction. Our teams of qualified and experienced educators, using evidence-based research, impact over 30,000 students in over 170 schools each year.

We also offer the following topics for primary and secondary students:
  • GREAT MATES - friendship skills
  • BOUNCING BACK - resilience
  • BULLY PROOF - anti-bullying & cyber-safety
  • LEAD THE WAY - leadership skills
  • CYBER SAVVY - cyber-safety & social networking
  • OPERATION EMPATHY - community & inclusion
  • DRUGS & ALCHOL - drug education
  • HIT THE GROUND RUNNING - transition to high school

  • RESILIENCE - learning to bounce back
  • COMMUNITY MATTERS - friends & building community
  • BULLY PROOF - anti-bullying & cyber-safety
  • PLUGGED IN - cyber-safety & social networking
  • LEAD THE WAY - leadership skills
  • DRUGS & ALCHOL - drug education
  • MAN UP? - manhood
  • MORE THAN SKIN DEEP - positive self-worth
  • THINGS THAT MATTER - developing priorities

To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

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More Reviews

"Very engaging and interactive – the students really enjoyed it and were engaged the whole time."
Teacher, Lauriston Grammar School

"Students were engaged and could easily relate to the session. It helped to reinforce our school values as well as enable students to have empathy for others."
School Counsellor, Plenty Valley College

"I had lots of fun - i really liked the stories and games. Really learnt a lot as well, helped me think about how i treat others."
Year 5 student, Mt Waverley Primary School

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

Prep-2 to 10-12

Curriculum area

English, Science , Civics And Citizenship, Health And Physical Education


Resilience, Primary, Secondary, Strategies, Problem-solving, Attitude, Community, Games, Stories, Drama, Interactive Activities


Lecture, Workshop


A single session is between 45 and 90 minutes flexible to suit your timetable. With a range of options from a single session to several sessions for the same or different groups


Costs are calculated per session (on a number of variables e.g. student numbers, location & number of sessions). Costs begin at: $450 (1 session); $850 (2 sessions); $1,000 (3 or more sessions). Contact us for a quick quote.

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


Available throughout Australia

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Enquiry/Booking Request