Building Learners Who Stick With It.



This course has been specifically designed for year 5 or year 6 students in order to build learners who apply themselves when things get tough. It encourages students to get in and out of the dip each day, and grow their brain! After all, learning is meant to be challenging.


As a result of the learning dip incursion, students will:

  • understand neuroplasticity (and the growth mindset)

  • become aware of the learning dip in their own lives

  • learn how to respond when they find learning and life challenging

  • be equipped with 4 strategies for moving beyond the dip

  • continually reflect on their learning and behaviour

  • change their language about learning challenges

  • participate in creating a classroom culture shift towards learning

  • discover how their example can influence others to persist, learn and grow

“This year, our students participated in UPP’s highly engaging and motivating learning dip incursion. As a result, they have learned about ‘Growing with Grit’, and are more prepared to push themselves, give their best and take risks that help them get out of the learning pit.”
— Kylie Thomas- Assistant Principal- St Andrews, Ferny Grove
“We have received extremely positive feedback about UPP’s Learning Dip program for our year 6’s. The facilitation by the team was extremely well received by students and teachers.”
— Mick Allan- Deputy Principal- Norfolk Village State School
“Unleashing Personal Potential programs empower and engage primary school students with a direct and inspiring approach. Not the chalk and talk but rather engagement, action and reflection.”
— Clint Curran- Head of School- Runaway Bay Sport and Leadership Excellence Centre, Gold Coast.
“Yet again another wonderful day presented by UPP! The boys thoroughly enjoyed the day. We look forward to working with you again later this year!
— Lucy Macfarlane- Student Wellbeing Teacher- Toowoomba Grammar School
“UPP’s Learning Dip Lessons have had a massive impact across our school. The students are taking responsibility for their learning and they often surprise themselves with what they are capable of. The language of UPP has infiltrated all levels of learning in our school.”
— Michelle Heather- Primary Learning Leader- St Thomas More Primary School- Sunshine Beach
“A great day that engaged the students from start to finish. It really reinforced our vision for learning. The group activities were well set up and both facilitators were fantastically engaging, getting the most out of our students.”
— Maria Gould- Junior Years Leader- Emmaus College, Jimboomba, QLD.





What does the course include?

1. One or two full days of student training with your year 5 or year 6 cohort. (two day model can be spaced out across the year)

2. Follow-up lessons (videos, discussion questions, learning activities) are provided by UPP and facilitated by classroom teachers. Allows teachers flexibility to select the timing and material for their particular students.

3. The learning journal (covering growth mindsets and the learning dip) can be used by students for the rest of their time at Primary school.


What are the details?

The investment for this engaging and transformative incursion and included follow-up material is $15+GST/student (minimum cost $1,250+GST), plus travel expenses from Brisbane (if applicable). This incursion is run by UPP at your school with a whole cohort of students (one cohort only and 150 students maximum). The best venue is your school hall (or similar), as we use a learning, action, reflection process throughout the day.

Session 1= Growing your Brain

Session 2= Getting in and out of the Learning Dip

Session 3= Setting and Striving for Targets OR The Learning Dip in Action (school to choose final session).


When is it available?

This program is only available to year 5 or 6 students, in Term 2 and 3, each school year. 

“Just like to thank you all for a great day. Our presenter, Peter, was sensational, witty and engaging. Organised, engaging and presented to the kids level. The kids enjoyed the day and learned a lot.”
— Bill Webeck- Assistant Principal- Marton Public School, Sydney
“A vibrant and engaging presentation that captivated our students all day.”
—  Belinda Ryan- Deputy Principal and Wellbeing Leader- Our Lady of the Rosary, Kyneton, Melbourne.
“Our students were thoroughly engaged in thought provoking discussion and creative learning activities.”
— Clyde Siebel- Deputy Principal and Year 6 Teacher- St Joseph's, Chelsea, Melbourne.
“The whole day was well tailored for nurturing the whole child. Great strategies used.”
— Di Kibble- Year 5 Teacher- St Joseph's, Beenleigh.
“Highly professional, very relevant material, age appropriate and fun.”
— Paula Morton- Year 6 Teacher- Milton State School