24 March, 2023


Late last year, after much consultation involving our whole College community, our students, staff and parents prioritised Life Satisfaction as our school’s overarching Wellbeing goal. To support this goal, one of three key priorities to enhance and support Life Satisfaction was identified as Resilience.

Scotch Oakburn College is pleased to continue our association with The Resilience Project (TRP).

TRP is committed to teaching positive mental health strategies to prevent mental ill-health and build young people’s capacity to deal with adversity.

From Prep – Year 8, teachers and students continue to engage in lessons and activities around the key principles of Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness (GEM) and Emotional Literacy to build resilience.

Students in the Senior School will also add to their development of building resilience through explicit lessons, discussion, and activities in and outside of the classroom setting.

As part of our partnership with TRP, we are inviting parents and carers to register for Discovering Resilience Parent & Carer presentation (with other schools) on Wednesday 29 March from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (60 minutes) AEDT.

What you can expect: 

Hugh van Cuylenburg will be delivering his flagship ‘Discovering Resilience’ presentation to our community. Through his high-energy humour and captivating storytelling, Hugh will share simple, practical tips we can use every day to improve our wellbeing.

Why a Parent & Carer presentation?

When building positive mental health in schools, we know the best impact happens when we work together.

The ‘Discovering Resilience’ presentation helps do just that by sharing those same evidence-based strategies being taught in the classroom, so they can be also practised at home and beyond. Attendees will also be reminded of the importance of their own wellbeing – we bring the best versions of ourselves to our family and community when we make time to look after ourselves.

Parents and Carers will need to register for the webinar using the following link: 

We hope that you can join this webinar to further build resilience for us all.

Wellbeing Team