we always achieve to the best of our ability by having a ‘can do’ attitude
we are always honest and take responsibility for our learning and our behaviours
we seek to understand, accept and support all people in our school family
we value and care for ourselves, others, the community and environment
the ability to cope when things go wrong and being able to cope with what life throws at you and shrug it off.
When we talk about resilience, we’re talking about a child’s ability to cope with ups and downs, and bounce back from the challenges they experience during childhood – for example moving home, changing schools, studying for an exam or dealing with the death of a loved one. Building resilience helps children not only to deal with current difficulties that are a part of everyday life, but also to develop the basic skills and habits that will help them deal with challenges later in life, during adolescence and adulthood.
Resilience is important for children’s mental health. Children with greater resilience are better able to manage stress, which is a common response to difficult events.
The latest research found that there are four ares that offer the best chance for building resilience in children:
- build good relationships with others including adults and peers
- build their independence
- learn to identify, express and manage their emotions
- build their confidence by taking on personal challenges