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Student Welleing

 

Children learn social and emotional skills most effectively when they are reinforced at school and especially at home. “Children who have developed social and emotional skills find it easier to manage themselves, relate to others, resolve conflict, and feel positive about themselves and the world around them.” Kids Matter (Social and Emotional Learning Program- Australian Government Department of Health).

 

It has been wonderful to see our students so settled at the beginning of the school year.  The staff and students continue to revisit our school expectations:

 

                         Be Safe

                         Manage My Behaviour 

                         Respect Ourselves and Others

                         Follow Instructions

 

These expectations are strongly linked to the Social and Emotional Learning in our school and based on the Personal and Social Capabilities in the Victorian Curriculum.

 

Personal and Social Capability is essential in enabling students to understand themselves and others, and manage their relationships, lives, work and learning more effectively. The capability involves students learning to recognise and regulate emotions, develop empathy for others and understand relationships, establish and build a framework for positive relationships, work effectively in teams, develop leadership skills, and handle challenging situations constructively.  (Victorian Curriculum: Victorian State Government).

 

There are 6 Social and Emotional Competencies that align with our school expectations and SEL Program:

 

Self-Awareness

                                  Self -Management

                                  Relationship Skills

                                  Responsible Decision Making

                                  Social Awareness

                                  Growth Mindset

 

At SPC, we strongly believe that building on our students Social and Emotional knowledge and skills has a significant impact on our students learning outcomes and promotes essential life skills that can have a positive effect on their wellbeing now and in the future.

 

If you have any questions or wonderings please feel free to contact me.

 

Jackie Rushen

Student Wellbeing Leader

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