Padua Parent Forum - Speaker Hugh van Cuylenburg


Wednesday 23 August 7.30pm

Ursula Frayne Centre Mornington Campus (Enter via Gate 4)

Parents in Partnership at Padua invite members of the Padua College community to attend a presentation of The Resilience Project by Hugh van Cuylenburg, on Wednesday 23 August 2017 from 7-9pm.

Hugh is the Founding Director of The Resilience Project, and has been working in education for over 13 years. The highlight of Hugh’s teaching career was in 2011 when he travelled to Bangladesh to visit his brother who was working as a photographer for the United Nations. Whilst following his brother on his various projects, he was fortunate enough to spend time in a school that had been established to look after under privileged girls in one of the tougher slums in the world. The young girl who was the head teacher at the school had exceptional insight into how to create positive emotion in order to build empathy, resilience and optimism.

Hugh will be sharing this story and relating this to the latest research into building resilience and emotional wellbeing. In particular, he will be relating his experience to research from Dr Karen Reivich, Professor Martin Seligman and Dr Barbara Fredrickson.

“I went along to the session to gather strategies for my daughter. I was delighted with what I learnt for her. However, I also left the session feeling inspired to make major changes in my own life as well. An invaluable evening”

The evening will include practical strategies that parents can use in order to help support the development of a resilient child at home. His presentations are highly engaging and entertaining.

To find out about how we as parents can help build resilience and positive emotional wellbeing in our children, please join us and make a booking (seating limited) by following this link:


Mr Michael Harrison | Vice Principal - Mission & Community

Padua College Ph 5976 0100

This is a free ticketed event - book through trybooking: