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:
Manage My Behaviour
Respect Ourselves and Others
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:
Responsible Decision Making
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.
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