What: Empowered For Life: Bridge Builders Program – Parents/Carers Information Session.

When: 4:30pm – 5.30pm, Monday 4 March 2024.

Where: Junior School Library – Canterbury College.
– Parking via Junior School Carpark, High Road, Waterford.

Who: For ALL Junior School Parents & Carers: ELC – Year 6.

Hosts: Junior School Admin With Guest Speaker: Jocelyne Chirnside M.Ed. (Hons), Dip. T.

Cost: FREE!

RSVPs: Please RSVP by 11:59pm Sunday 3 March 2024 by CLICKING HERE.

Dress Code: Smart Casual.

Contact: Junior School Admin – T: 07 3299 0847 | E:


Relationships are an essential part of school and life.

Learning how to make healthy friendships and manage difficult relationships are essential life skills for all ages.

Conflict is a normal part of any community, however, unresolved or poorly resolved conflict, can cause children to feel devalued, stressed and separated from others.

It can also reduce their ability to be learners and sometimes even lead to bullying.

Some children today, are growing up more confident in operating technical devices than dealing with frustration, developing flexible thinking, or problem-solving challenging relationships.

In a world that is rapidly changing, increasing in anxiety and fear, and reinforcing isolation, the teaching, modelling and encouraging of emotional and social skills by parents and carers has never been more important.

Jocelyne Chirnside is a mother of three and a teacher of 37 years, and the creator of the BRIDGE BUILDERS® Program.

Canterbury College is equipping your child with tools to deal with everyday conflict and reduce bullying through this program.

Jocelyne is passionate about creating cultural change and equipping adults with a consistent understanding, language and skills to empower their children to be resilient and resolve their own conflict.

We hope you can join us in helping your child be EMPOWERED For Life!

This session will explore the following skills and topics:

  • Understanding Choices – the difference between conflict and bullying.
  • Responses – the physiological and neural reactions to conflict or bullying.
  • Growing Resilience Skills.
  • Managing Conflict – BRIDGE BUILDERS® skills and language.

Guest Speaker: Jocelyne Chirnside M.Ed. (Hons), Dip. T.

Author, researcher, teacher and creator of the BRIDGE BUILDERS® Program and a National Social and Emotional Learning Consultant in schools.

Also available for purchase:

Jocelyne’s book about the BRIDGE BUILDERS® Program: EMPOWERED for LIFE – Equipping children to deal with everyday conflict and bullying.

Website Informationwww.EmpoweringLifeSkills.com.au