BUILDING GROWTH MINDSETS, GRIT,
FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS
UPP specialises in helping every student become their best by developing growth mindsets, grit, wellbeing and leadership. UPP offers highly engaging, interactive and evidence-based training and online lesson plans for Australian Secondary schools.
We have a number of different options for schools, including online lesson plans, multiple short presentations during Pastoral Care lessons (South East Qld schools only), full day programs and camp programs. Your school can become a leader in this area by taking on a whole school approach to building resilience, wellbeing and leadership. Ask us how.
UPP deliver student training, staff professional development and parent education. Our UPPMGW survey is used to measure the success of implementation and gauge student learning. We create implementation plans with our partner schools to ensure that a systematic program can be tailored to suit each school.
Praise for UPP
"The program and activities immediately took all of our students out of their comfort zone, challenging them physically, emotionally and intellectually. Presenters very quickly established great rapport and respect. Awesome." Andrew Willis- Year 11 Coordinator- Yeppoon SHS
"Memorable, engaging, motivating, challenging, thought-provoking. The UPP whole day workshop had it all. The integration and presentation of research to support the commentary was received extremely well by students and staff. The format of the day carefully sequenced to intersperse high-energy parts with reflective counterparts. Every person walked away with a unique ‘take-home’ memory to give further thought." Natasha Podoliak- Director of Middle Schooling- Brisbane Boys College.
"Very, very engaging- the students responded really positively well to you. You related to them and they related to you." Year 11 teacher- Southern Cross Catholic College.
"Our UPP program was heavily activity based, delivered with intensity and humour which kept our students engaged throughout the day. Our students are extremely diverse culturally, racially and socio-economically yet this program was able to reach every single student." Martin Wiseman- Assistant Principal- St James College.
"Super engaging and simple messages that are easy to implement straight away to influence people." Year 11 Teacher- Pacific Pines SHS
"A really dynamic presentation with a fabulour balance and variety of activities- which were expertly connected to the core messages. Very powerful in engaging our students, and making it real and relevant to them. Berni Sligar- Middle School Coordinator- Brigidine College, Indooroopilly.
"Presenters were engaging, approachable and pitched the presentation at our year 7's well. The messages were well received by our students." Chris Humphrys- Transition Coordinator- Padua College, Kedron.
"This program makes a difference in unlocking the potential of our youngest students." Ken Ernst- Deputy Principal, Maroochydore State High School.
"Not only mind changing potential, but life changing potential. A great day." Matt S- Year 9/10 Pastoral Leader- Gilroy Santa Maria College, Ingham.
"This was an excellent day! The activities were great, the information is relevant and it is so valuable in the lives of our students." Laura Finn- Year 8 Pastoral Leader- Trinity College, Beenleigh
"I would just like to say that I really enjoyed your talk on Monday night and the general consensus from students was that you were their favourite speaker on the leadership camp." Liana Tufuga-Mika- Teacher- Southport SHS
"Students were engaged throughout this fun-filled session, with lots of learning." Joe Miranda- Year 7 Pastoral Leader- St Eugene College, Burpengary.
"Great presence and inspiring content led to high student engagement throughout. The mix of presentation methods kept student attention." Nerelle Goodwin- Year 8 Teacher- Assumption College, Warwick.
"A great combination of input and activities that were relevant to students. Very engaging." Year 9 teacher- Mt Maria College, Mitchelton
"The content delievered is extremely important and the mixture of presentation methods kept all of the students engaged." Angeline Anthony- Year 11 Teacher- Varsity State College.
"Great presentation. Excellent variety between theory and activity. Engaging and relevant." Anthony Hayward- House Master- St Joseph's, Gregory Terrace.
"Engaged the whole group and developed a great rapport with students." Jenny Gilshenan- Year 11 Teacher, Xavier Catholic College, Hervey Bay.
"Would recommend UPP personnel to any senior school group." Year 12 Teacher- Trinity College, Beenleigh
"Activities were really good- students were engaged and thoroughly enjoying themselves." Year 11 Teacher- Pimpama State College
“UPP provided a very professional, engaging and interactive leadership camp where students developed and improved a number of individual and team building qualities. It was such a great experience and (two weeks later) the students have not stopped talking about it! This camp has definitely been a fortunate stepping stone in developing fantastic leaders in our Year 11 cohort.” Danielle Kelly, Year 11 Coordinator, St Eugene College, Burpengary
"Excellent points made with a great mix of information and activities. Resources to support the course are well developed too." Andrew Duncan- Year 7 teacher- Padua College, Kedron.
"A great mix of information giving and physical activities to illustrate the point being made. Student were engaged from the outset of camp, until the end." Year 11 teacher- St Benedicts College, Mango Hill.
"The only leadership presentation that is able to keep the students engaged and entertained after two long days of camp activities." Ashley Hinds- Year 11 Teacher- Helensvale SHS @ Gold Coast Northern Collegiate Leadership Summit