About the Program
A Whole-School, Teacher-Lead, Student-Centred Approach
First published in 2003, BounceBack! (3rd edition) is a fully integrated whole school social and emotional learning curriculum program promoting sustainable mental health, wellbeing and resilience for students and teachers.
It is a set of three books (K-2, Years 3-4 and Years 5-6), each covering ten units that address resilience and wellbeing.
Each book contains a handbook for teachers, a set of lesson plans and teaching strategies. The books are available as hard copy manuals or EBooks. All have access to book lists, e-resources, measurement tools and more.
Bounce Back Curriculum
Core values and Social Values: These units focus on developing pro-social values including values related to ethical and intercultural understanding.
People Bouncing Back: This unit focuses on developing self-management strategies for coping and bouncing back.
Courage: This unit focuses on strategies to find and act with courage in both everyday life and difficult circumstances.
Looking on the Bright Side: This unit focuses on teaching optimistic thinking, positive tracking, being appreciative and expressing gratitude.
Emotions: This unit focuses on strategies for developing & boosting positive emotions and managing negative emotions.
Relationships: This unit focuses on explicitly teaching social skills for building relationships and maintaining friendships.
Humour: This unit focuses on the use of humour as a coping skill.
Being Safe: This unit focuses on strategies and skills for creating a safe class and school environment and discouraging and managing bullying incidents.
Success: This unit focuses on skills and attitudes for identifying & applying character and ability strengths, setting goals, planning, persevering (grit & the development of a growth mindset), overcoming mistakes and obstacles and being successful in achieving personal and learning goals.
The 3rd Edition includes Reader+ the next generation eBook which is also available as a standalone purchase.
Reader+ contains digital resources, featuring:
a Science curriculum unit called Elasticity for each level
charts detailing the Australian Curriculum outcomes covered
interactive games and activities
measurements for wellbeing and resilience
resources lists including books, poems, songs, movies and websites
downloadable parent and carer information for each unit