Ages 8 - 11

Resilience Course

Learn how to face challenges, handle mistakes & develop a growth mindset.

Lunch (400K vnd) and transportation (425K vnd) are available for an additional fee. Contact the school directly to book via

Course name
Resilience Course
The American School, Ho Chi Minh City
Age group
8 - 11
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Developing a growth mindset

The Resilience Course is designed to help your child:

  • learn how to face challenges & handle mistakes

  • let go of unhelpful, negative thoughts

  • develop a willingness to try new things & take risks

  • move away from fear of failure & perfectionism

Developing resilience

Helping your child to develop their resilience is one of the most effective ways to help them thrive at school, home and beyond. By developing a growth mindset, children can learn to push themselves outside of their comfort zone, embrace new experiences, challenges and persevere in areas that might not be their strengths. Understanding that intelligence and ability are not fixed and that mistakes can help us learn, can have a huge impact on the way a child approaches life.

What activities will the children do?

The course includes fun activities during which the children work together in teams to solve different challenges. These include the 'ping pong ball' challenge and the 'pass through a piece of paper' challenge, both require perseverance and a positive mindset!

Our pedagogy is under pinned by academic research and inspired by thought leaders in the space. Read more about our inspiration here.

Parents guide to the course

Join Louise, our Director of Character Education, as she takes you through the Resilience Course.

This video takes a deep dive describing what the course is all about and what your child will learn, together with ideas and strategies for supporting their learning at home.

Course timetable

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Registration, welcome and today's format | warm up games
Ice breaker activities, Building resilience
Going outside of your comfort zone
What's your potential? The power of 'Yet'
The power of our thoughts: Thinking traps
Challenge day applying resilience
Healthy living & wellbeing (thought per day) and lunch
Play outside / games
Assembly: Growth mindset
Assembly: Making mistakes
Assembly: Resilience in others
Assembly: Gratitude
Assembly: Mindfulmess
Challenge task
Challenge task
Challenge task
Challenge task
Challenge day
Pupil reflection, feedback and target setting
Reflection and recognition
Home time

The American School, Ho Chi Minh City

Address: L06 Song Hang Road, An Phu Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Role Models are delighted to partner with The American School to help support the pastoral team in developing the social and emotional wellbeing of young people. All students are welcomed by TAS to join us for a week of fun.

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Getting to know your child

All our courses are run in small groups. This ensures our Role Model can get to know each child individually.

To help with this, before the course begins, we ask you to answer a few questions about your child and any specific needs they might have. We will also ask about food allergies, medical conditions and any additional needs that our Role Model needs to know about.

It will only take a minute or two, and it ensures our Role Model has all the information they need to ensure your child has the best experience possible.

Meet some of our inspirational Role Models

Included with this course

  • Each day you will receive a summary email, describing what was covered so you can discuss it with your child. We'll include a link to a personal web-page with photos and videos of your child taking part in the activities (if consent has been given).
  • At the end of the course you'll receive a set of top-tips on how you can support the development of life skills at home.
  • Your child will receive a branded official certificate to recognise completion of the course.
  • After the course has finished, you'll receive follow up videos, that you can watch with your child. These aim to remind your child of the key course themes.
  • Finally, you'll receive a written report from the Role Model working with your child, highlighting their strengths and areas for further development.

Recent reviews

from parents & children that attended this course

You’re doing a great job. My daughter is looking forward to attending the next age group up in the future.

- Leslie


Our son was very happy and the daily report helps us to remind him what he learned, very useful.

- Francois


Really lovely sessions that my daughter is enjoying. Your teachers are just lovely and my daughter is growing in confidence during the sessions. Email comms are great too and sessions are easy to access.

- Charlotte


The professionalism of the instructors, the well developed curriculum and the fun oriented pedagogy allowed my child to absorb the knowledge passed on to her and practice it on daily basis. We thank you wholeheartedly for all the amazing effort invested in our child.

- Lucy


Frequently asked questions

What can my child expect?

Fun and fast paced learning! There will be a mixture of games, challenges, stories and activities all delivered by our Role Models who are experienced with working with this age range of children. There will be breaks built into the structure of the day including time for outside play (weather permitting!) during the lunch break.

Our courses are built on three elements:

  • Active learning

  • Ambitious content

  • Serious fun!

How should I explain this course to my child?

Our courses are 3, 4 or 5 days, lasting 5 hours each

You will be with a group of children which will be led by an inspirational Role Model

You can wear comfortable clothes

It will be a fun mixture of games, talking, watching some videos and thinking together with the group

We would love you tell us your ideas and feelings during the activities, being reflective and open to discussions means you'll get so much more from the course or club

We get great feedback from other children who have really enjoyed the experience

We can’t wait to meet you and learn some awesome new skills together!

How has the content been developed?

Our courses follow an education framework developed by teachers, education experts and business leaders. This framework, based on the work of the Partnership for 21st century learning', defines the skills and knowledge that children need to thrive at school, at home and beyond.

Our courses have been written by our Character Education team who are highly qualified educators with over 24 years of teaching experience. Our content emphasises the importance of developing essential key life skills alongside academic attainment, in order to thrive in life.

Who delivers the content?

Our highly experienced team of Role Models are passionate about both education and social & emotional wellbeing. They’re energetic, engaging and curious. They’re adept at combining educational rigour with fun, to create active learning environments that children love. All have been interviewed by our Recruitment Team and are reference and DBS checked.

Can I enrol two children onto the same course or club?

Yes of course! Contact us for information about multi-buy and referral discounts.

What type of child is this course designed for?

Our courses are not designed only for those who may be struggling with specific life skills. We believe all children can build on these essential skills in order to reach their full potential. Your child may need a boost in confidence, to strengthen their resilience or they may just need an opportunity to go outside of their comfort zone and challenge themselves by working with new people.

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