programme for the Days 

Day 1 Thursday 28th May

zoom starts 8.30am


Building Whole-school Wellbeing: Lessons learned from research and practice.

Dr Lucy Hone is coming to share her experience and insights from working with diverse schools across Aotearoa to promote hauora. In this presentation she will share the different ways she has seen kura go about promoting wellbeing, what they are doing, how they are getting started and how they are identifying targets and evaluating progress. As the wellbeing lead for the Grow Waitaha/NZIWR Wellbeing Community of Practice and author of the Educator's Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing (Taylor& Francis, 2020), Dr Hone is well placed to share cutting edge thinking on what works for wellbeing.

day 2 Friday 29th may



Building Resilience with BOUNCE BACK: ways to implement the programme.



Jan will give an understanding of the BOUNCE BACK program, the research behind it, and will share ways to gather pre and post data on student welfare and attitudes.  She will also cover how to implement BOUNCE BACK as a Whole School approach.

Where in their brains are they?

Continuums of childhood anxiety and trauma.


STRESS - When a child is supported by loving, positive relationships, relatively short-lived stressors in daily life provide opportunities to learn tolerance and resilience. Tolerable stress is when repeated or multiple stressors could potentially affect the child’s brain development but are ameliorated by at least one loving relationship. Toxic stress that is ongoing, extreme and not moderated by adequate adult support is especially harmful and can cause lasting effects on brain development. The younger the child, the more potential for lasting damage.


When we talk about ANXIETY we are usually referring to brain responses to these stressful events or experiences. Anxiety develops around specific situations that can build up to generalised anxiety disorder. As a result of anxiety, children will present with a variety of behavioural indicators that alert us to their inner states.


TRAUMA will be talked about as various brain, somatic and psychological responses to events or experiences that are intensely stressful, overwhelming and difficult to manage. Typically the child will default to primitive survival responses of Freeze, Fight, or Flight.


Assisted by cartoon video clips, this short workshop will explore trauma in a context that will

1. Clarify something of what happens in the brain.

2. Validate your considerable appropriate personal support skills.

3. Validate the resources schools already have to provide stable external conditions.

4. Give an insight into how we can support children out of Survival responses and back into their Smart Brains.




© 2019 RTLB Cluster 8 

Resource Teachers Learning and Behaviour

Cluster 8 Ngā Manu Ᾱwhina

Royal Oak Primary School

Chandler Ave Royal Oak, 1023.


​Tel: (09) 624 2800 (ext. 817)