Pastoral Care


The staff at Wellard Primary School are highly committed to providing the best pastoral care possible to students. Bounce Back! is a whole school program from Pre Primary to Year 6 which provides students the skills to ‘bounce back’ when they experience sadness, difficulties, frustrations and challenging times. The program is delivered as a part of our Health lessons.

Bounce Back provides students with strategies and the language to improve student wellbeing and helps them cope with the complexity of everyday life.


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Bad times don’t last. Things always get better. Stay optimistic.


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Other people can help if you talk to them. Get a reality check


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Unhelpful thinking makes you feel more upset. Think again.


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Nobody is perfect – not you and not others.


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Concentrate on the positives (no matter how small) and use laughter.


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Everybody experiences sadness, hurt failure, rejection and setbacks     sometimes, not just you. They are a normal part of life. Try not to personalise them.



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Blame fairly. How much of what happened was due to you, to others and to bad luck or circumstances?


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Accept what can’t be changed (but try to change what you can change first).


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Catastrophising exaggerates your worries. Don’t believe the worst possible pictures.


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Keeps things in perspective. It’s only part of your life.