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“Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce.” Vivian Komori


Resilience is becoming one of the most important skills a person can use to move forward positively when facing challenges. Some children are naturally resilient and find it easy to ‘bounce back’ when things get difficult. For other children, this skill can be nurtured and developed, especially when the parents are resilient and actively foster this in their children. Life is a wonderful adventure; full of interesting twists and turns! Our staff here at St Francis are keen to work with parents and students to celebrate great achievements and also to offer support in times when things are more challenging. There are many websites and other resources available to parents and children which provide information about building resilience.

Here are some ideas from the Parenting Ideas website:

  1. Model a ‘can do’ attitude and try to have a positive outlook.
  2. Look for teachable moments (often disguised as problems) so that children can learn and grow from these experiences.
  3. Work together as a family to develop self-help, problem-solving and independence skills that are necessary for resilience.
  4. Build children’s coping skills by giving them strategies to cope with life’s ups and downs.

We look forward to helping all our students flourish at St Francis de Sales College.

Sonia Nelson
Deputy Principal

To interact with our Principal on any of these blog topics, please send an email.

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