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The Resilience Project

The Resilience Project

The Resilience Project – Te Whakatakanga Manawanui

We are pleased to be introducing The Resilience Project (Te Whakatakanga Manawanui) wellbeing curriculum into our classrooms. The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs and provides evidence-based, practical strategies to build resilience. As part of the programme students will take part in weekly lessons and will receive their own journal/workbook.

The Resilience Project is a schoolwide programme from Year 0 to 6 that provides practical, evidence-based, positive mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness. The programme focuses on three key pillars that have been proven to cultivate positive emotion; Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness (GEM). The programme also has a strong focus on Connection, Purpose, Kindness, Emotional Literacy and Physical Health. As part of the programme children receive a journal that they will use in their weekly lessons.

What is The Resilience Project?

* An established programme in Australia that builds resilience and mental wellbeing through Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness and Emotional Literacy

* Silverdale is one of 15 schools using TRP in New Zealand with a digital subscription.

* Complete programme with lesson plans, student journals, parent/community hub.


Why the Need?

* Mental health conditions amongst Kiwi youth have doubled in the past decade, and could get worse in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

* New Zealand is in the top 10 of the most medicated countries in the world for anxiety.

* Suicide rates in New Zealand are among the highest in the world.

* Recent research puts New Zealanders in the top 6 for the loneliest people in the world.


The Resilience Project at Silverdale School

* Linked to our school values – Kindness/Atawhai – Excellence/Hiranga – Respect/Whakaute – Integrity/Ngākau pono

* Weekly lessons.

* Follow up activities in Student Journals.

* Focus on student, staff and community well being.


Digital Presentations

Martin Heppell is the star of the digital presentations. They are divided into the following sections;

Teacher presentations – 4 x 15 minute bite-size Professional Development sessions including videos and activities.

Student presentations – Age-specific videos sharing storytelling, animations and GEM concepts (4 x videos each for Years 0–3, 4–6, 7–9, 10–12)

Parent/carer presentations – 5 x videos and program information (no login for parents). Click this link to access the parent modules.  Parent and Career Hub

For a more detailed bio on Martin, please click the following link – Click Here


TRP @ Home helps to connect the GEM principles with our families. 

  • TRP@Home provides families with resources, ideas and activities to practice GEM whilst at home.
  • TRP@Home also includes a blog with articles relating the GEM and its practice.
  • Take home activities on TRP@Home linked to the classroom lessons. 
  • To visit TRP @ Home please Click Here