About Our Curriculum
The Resilience Project curriculum has been designed by teachers for teachers. We understand that teachers facilitating the delivery of wellbeing curriculum will have varying levels of expertise in the subject.
To assist, we have designed evidence-based lesson plans and activities that are easy to follow, include comprehensive resources, and a range of practical activities to make delivery of the curriculum an engaging and enjoyable experience.
The preferred approach is to complete each lesson in its entirety, however we acknowledge that this isn’t always possible. Therefore, lessons have been divided into multiple shorter activities, which provide the opportunity to complete as much of the lesson as possible and still achieve great outcomes.
Our curriculum has been produced to align with The New Zealand Curriculum and Frameworks, and addresses aspects of achievement standards in the Key Competencies and the Health and Physical Education learning area.
Our curriculum has been evaluated by the University of Melbourne, with six primary schools receiving the Program and six schools used for comparison data.
Focus groups and interviews conducted with students, parents and teachers showed that students benefited in different ways:
- Improved confidence and self-esteem, especially in relation to their peer relationships
- Improved wellbeing and ability to express emotions
- Improved knowledge and communication of emotions
- Improved relationships both at school and at home
- More supportive classroom environments
Survey data shows that students who received the Program significantly increased their practice of daily gratitude compared to those in non-Program schools.
View sample lessons from our comprehensive year level specific teacher resources: