These ready to use lesson plans focus on helping students be their best by building growth mindsets, grit, wellbeing and leadership.

“By using UPP’s resources within our school, we are helping to build Grit within our students, and putting ourselves on the path to improving their well-being and grades.”
— Hayley Moore- Head of Junior Secondary, Ferny Grove SHS
“The variety of source material is effective and the staged modules work well with our students.”
— Martin Wiseman- Assistant Principal (Pastoral)- St James College, Spring Hill
“82% of teachers who have used THRIVE Online Modules report that it is more helpful, relevant and engaging than resources they have used in the past.”
— THRIVE online follow-up survey 2017


THRIVE online lesson modules for pastoral care and wellbeing consists of 7 modules over Series 1 and Series 2. THRIVE Series 1 is aimed at Junior Secondary students (or as an introduction for older students), while THRIVE Series 2 is designed to build on students existing knowledge, understanding and skills through year 9, 10 and 11. Each series includes the following features:

  • Age-appropriate, engaging, evidence-based lesson plans- 38 lesson plans, each with a rationale (from the research), learning objectives, stimulus (eg, you tube clips, articles to read), discussion questions, a student activity and suggested timing of the lessons. Check out some samples below.
  • Essentials for educators pages- including 3 minute research report, short introduction clip, access to all lesson plans in the series and access to the UPPMGW survey for students.
  • Student workbook (in editable pdf format for easy access).
  • Full access to the UPPMGW survey- including a cohort summary report.
  • Downloadable Student Certificates for each series
“The feedback from teachers has been extremely positive! Students were really engaged and enjoyed the information being presented. The website is really easy to use and is accompanied well by the student workbooks.”
— Jodie Austin- Head of Department- Wellbeing- Stretton State College.
“This resource is relevant, current, topical and student-friendly. The lessons are well-prepared, well-researched and are easily implemented by the teachers charged with delivering the lessons. I whole-heartedly endorse these resources.”
— Chris Bugden- Pastoral Programs Leader, St Eugene College.
“Students found the activities that we used from THRIVE, even more engaging then guest presenters.
— Teacher- Corpus Christi College

A school license is $1497+GST.  This includes access to all 7 modules until the end of the 2018 school year. If you register to buy your license before February 28, your school will receive a $300 discount. In order to invest in the performance of your students, request your THRIVE online lesson modules at the button below.

THRIVE is a comprehensive, engaging, evidence-based and practical resource for Secondary schools.

THRIVE is only for those schools who have a regular Pastoral Care / Wellbeing lesson, and who share our passion for building growth mindsets, grit, wellbeing and leadership for students. If this resource does not meet or exceed your expectations, THRIVE online lesson modules come with a 30 day, 110% money back guarantee. Get started now!





1- Growth mindset and achievement

2- My amazing, growing brain

3- My mindsets

4- Growing my mind (click for a sample lesson plan)

5- Learning anything

6- What I've learned about my learning equipment

Growth Mindset Essentials for Educators (link to preview page only)


1- Grit and achievement

2- Getting gritty

3- Failing forward

4- Setting and striving for targets

5- Habit formation (click for a sample lesson plan)

Grit Essentials for Educators


 1- Linking wellbeing to achievement

2- Wheel to wellbeing

3- Gratitude (click for a sample lesson plan)

4- Mindfulness Meditation

5 & 6- Mindful photography

Wellbeing Essentials for Educators




1- Growth mindset and achievement

2- Reviewing the foundation of growth mindset

3- My mindset and my performance

4- Reflecting on growth mindsets

Growth mindset- Extended Learning Projects

Growth Mindset Essentials for Educators


1- Grit and achievement

2- Hitting targets through my behaviour

3-  Delaying Gratification (click for a sample lesson plan)

4-  Mastery through Deliberate Practice 

5- Effort and Energy Management

6- Continuous Improvement through Marginal Gains

7- Reflection on grit

Grit Essentials for Educators


1- Linking wellbeing to achievement

2- Wellbeing with PERMA (click for a sample lesson plan)

3- Healthy Body

4- Getting to know Character Strengths

5- Growing my character strengths

6- Active- Constructive Responding

7- Improving relationships through generosity

Wellbeing Essentials for Educators


1- Leadership through influence

2- Different leadership strengths (click for a sample lesson plan)

3- Everyday leadership

4- Idea to action framework (designed for student leadership teams)

5- Servant leadership (bonus clips and discussion questions)



"I have learned to try my best and never give up, and to have a growth mindset. To love yourself and everyone around you and to consider others." Year 8 student.

"I have learned that I need to show more gratitude towards the ones I love and care about." Year 7 student.

"I have learned about my own wellbeing, that success is earned with hard work and persistence, and that you are not born with talent- you've got to work at it." Year 11 student.

"I have learned gratitude to my life and my character strengths. I realized I have a strong mind and are very mindful." Year 10 student.

"I have learned more effective ways to set and go for goals." Year 8 student

"I have learned about my character strengths and I have also noticed that my mindfulness and gratitude has improved over this term." Year 7 student.

"Having a positive attitude towards things and showing gratitude helps your mind to be healthy and makes you happy." Year 8 student.

"I learnt that in a growth mindset, people believe that skills which are difficult at first can be developed and improved over time with persistence and determination." Year 8 student.

"I've learned that my brain is more capable that I thought and that I can change the way I view events in my life." Year 9 student.

"Since doing this course, I am now more open to give more things a go and I look at challenges differently." Year 9 student.

"I believe the most helpful thing that I could take away from this course is to be grateful of what I have and to not take things for granted. I, and many other people take everything in our world for granted and it takes time to really realise how lucky I really am." Year 9 student.

"I have learned how to break bad habits, and develop better habits." Year 9 student