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Written by well-known educators, psychologists and best-selling authors, Helen McGrath and Toni Noble, Bounce Back! provides practical strategies to improve student wellbeing and help students cope with the complexity of everyday life.

Bounce Back! is a whole school programme providing Primary and Intermediate students with the skills they need to 'bounce back' when they experience sadness, difficulties, frustrations and challenging times.


A whole-school, teacher-led, student-centred approach - completely updated and revised!

Each level of Bounce Back!, 3rd edition, contains an updated Handbook exploring the most recent evidence-based research that underpins the programme plus ten substantially revised Curriculum Units, all with updated topics, teaching strategies and resources.
  • Core values
  • Social values - NEW!
  • People bounce back
  • Courage
  • Looking on the bright side
  • Emotions
  • Relationships
  • Humour
  • Being safe
  • Success


Learning Strategies

Each curriculum unit uses children's literature, thinking tools and cooperative learning strategies plus a variety of cross-curricular classroom activities to help students:


  • develop positive and prosocial values, including those related to ethical and intercultural understanding
  • develop self-awareness, social awareness and social skills
  • develop self-management strategies for coping and bouncing back
  • think optimistically and look on the bright side
  • boost positive emotions and manage negative emotions
  • find courage in everyday life as well as in difficult circumstances
  • develop skills for countering bullying
  • use humour as a coping tool
  • develop strengths, skills and attitudes for being successful.



Digital Resources


The 3rd edition includes Reader+ (the next generation eBook) which is also available as a standalone purchase.

Reader+ contains digital resources, featuring:


  • an additional Science curriculum unit
  • new curriculum correlation charts
  • interactive tools, games and activities
  • Blackline Masters
  • tools for measuring wellbeing and resilience
  • revised resources lists
  • key information for families.




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