August 14, 2017

BUZ programs are now officially evidence based and aligned with the Australian Curriculum.

The Research Paper:

‘Practical research in schools to measure the effectiveness of BUZ (Build Up Zone)

social and emotional wellbeing programs’

This academic paper passed peer review...

December 6, 2016

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December 6, 2016

Clara Deans to present BUZ Evidence paper at ACHPER Conference in Canberra - January 2017

After one and a half years of hard work, data and infomation collection, our BUZ Prime Research and Development Officer has been invited to present her paper at the ACHPER conferen...

August 2, 2016

Getting the balance right

A well behaved child doesn’t guarantee a happy child, but a happy child is certainly more likely to behave well.

Could schools be holding the wrong end of the stick when it comes to behaviour management?

Generally, educators would agree that a co...

July 20, 2016

Educators notoriously are other centered and make great sacrifices to ensure that the students they work with are provided the best emotional care that is possible. Whilst this is a noble purpose and one arguably that should be more widespread it also often leads to bu...

July 4, 2016

After a successful pilot in 2012, the Gallup Student Poll was launched to Australian schools in August 2013. To date, over 45,000 students across Australia have participated in this annual survey that measures students’ hope, engagement and wellbeing. Results from this...

June 28, 2016

Boys need good men on which to model themselves. ‘Dads and Lads’ sessions at St Stephen’s School, Carramar, provide opportunities for fathers and sons to have fun together, to interact positively with others and to learn from one another. It gives boys a chance to lear...

May 18, 2016

What is the single best thing we can do in schools to support student wellbeing?


Answers to this question have certainly changed over the years.  Back in the 1970s, western schools around the world attempted to increase student self-esteem with praise and positive rein...

September 1, 2015


Schools implementing BUZ get involved:

All the skills explicitly taught through BUZ are part of a ‘strength based’ Health and Physical Education ‘Whole of School approach’.


National Health & Physical Education (HPE) Day on Wednesday September 9 2015 is fast approaching...

July 27, 2015

BALANCING THE POWER - Beyond the Bullying Hype


Many current attempts at trying to stop bullying in schools are either like cutting a birthday cake with a hammer or cutting a steak with a feather.

Bullying is not so much the problem; but the way we generally look at it c...

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