By Riverine Herald
ST JOSEPH’S College will join more than 500 schools across the country when it incorporates The Resilience Project into its curriculum.
The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs to schools, sports clubs and businesses, providing practical, evidence-based mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness.
The project was started by Hugh van Cuylenburg, who has has been working in education for more than 13 years, teaching both primary and secondary students in various settings.
The highlight of his teaching career was the year he spent in the far north of India volunteering and living at an underprivileged school in the Himalayas.
It was here that he discovered resilience in its purest form.
Inspired by his experience, Hugh returned to Melbourne and commenced working on his own program for schools. Having completed his post graduate studies looking at resilience and wellbeing, Hugh developed and facilitated programs for schools Australia wide, as well as many elite sporting teams including the Australian cricket, netball and soccer teams.
The aim of the project is to deliver an emotionally engaging program providing practical, evidence-based, positive mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness in young people.
All students and staff will be involved in the program. Staff will have sessions on May 30 and student sessions begin May 31.
A parent seminar will be held in the college hall on May 30 from 7pm to 8.30pm.
Community members are welcome to attend and can contact the front office to book on 5482 2577