Pro social Programs
In addition to our Buddies and Peer Support programs Blackburn Lake Primary School also incorporates many other prosocial programs into our curriculum.
BounceBack is a class-based wellbeing and resilience program that offers practical strategies to help children and young people function well at school and in life.
Bounceback promotes positive mental health, wellbeing and resilience for students and teachers plus safe and supportive class and school learning environments. The BounceBack Program has a strong focus on circle time, cooperative learning approaches & educational games to build positive relationships, positive emotions and teach social-emotional skills.
Mpower Girls is run on a fortnightly basis for our Year six girls.
The program aims to:
- reveal and explore the nature of girls’ changing relationships
- better understand girls’ aggression
- practice new ways of relating
- develop the confidence to express feelings honestly.
Revved up boys
Revved Up Boys is run on a fortnightly basis for our Year six boys. The program acknowledges that anger is a normal emotion experienced by us all. It is how we handle the anger that can cause problems to ourselves, and those around us. The expression of anger, when mishandled, can damage relations and destroy trust.
The program looks at ways to channel angry energy into positive action by increasing assertion and problem solving skills as an alternative to aggressive responses.
In this program we:
- explore a range of feelings which can have negative consequences if handled inappropriately
- develop understanding of our personal reactions and responses to situations
- learn to change angry energy into positive action by increasing assertion and problem solving skills as an alternative to aggressive responses
- practice ways of relating positively to others so that we consider both our needs and those of other people
Revved Up invites young people, especially boys to gain a greater understanding of themselves and provides strategies for handling life's challenging situations.