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  You Can Do It!

You Can Do It! is a social and emotional philosophy and program that Ross Hill Public School has embraced and implemented since 2006 and since this time we have seen improvements in all areas of our students social and emotional skills and development. The Ross Hill Community love "You Can Do It!"

You Can Do It! Sign at SchoolRoss Hill Public School has won two awards for the You Can Do It! program:

  • New England Region- Excellence in Education Award for Student Well Being-2008
  • The Australian College of Education Award for Student Well Being- 2008

In this program we teach students the five keys to success:

  • Confidence
  • Organisation
  • Persistence
  • Resilience
  • And getting Along skills

Throughout the year, parent workshops are held at school to assist with ideas and strategies for using "You Can Do It!" at home.

You Can Do It! Education

You Can Do It! Education's (YCDI's) main purpose is to support communities, schools, and homes in a collective effort to optimise the social, emotional, and academic outcomes of all young people. Its unique contribution is in identifying the social and emotional capabilities that all young people need to acquire in order to be successful in school, experience wellbeing, and have positive relationships including making contributions to others and the community (good citizenship).

Our You Can Do It! Garden

Professor Michael E, Bernard-Founder of "You Can Do It!"
Professor Michael E. Bernard is an international consultant to educational authorities, organizations and government and is a Professor at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Australia. After receiving his doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he worked for 18 years in the College of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia. In 1983, he was appointed as Reader and Coordinator of the Master of Educational Psychology Program.

From 1995-2005, he was a tenured professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Administration and Counselling, College of Education, at California State University, Long Beach and has been honoured with the title of Emeritus Professor. Professor Bernard has worked as a consultant psychologist helping families and schools address the educational and mental health needs of school-age children.

He has spent extensive time counselling children with emotional, behavioural or academic difficulties. Professor Bernard is a co-founder of the Australian Institute for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and is the author of many books on REBT. For eight years, he was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Rational- Emotive and Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy. He is the author of over 50 books, 15 book chapters and 30 journal articles in the area of children's early childhood development, learning and social-emotional well being as well as parent education, teacher professional development and school improvement.

Professor Bernard is the Founder of You Can Do It! Education, a school-home social and emotional learning program being employed in over 6,000 schools in Australia as well as in schools in New Zealand, England, Canada and the United States.

For more information go to - the You Can Do It! Website.


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