Social and Emotional Learning

“Social and emotional learning (SEL) can help students learn the competencies and skil​​ls they need to build resilience and effectively manage their emotions, behaviour and relationships with others.” (Department of Education & Training)

Aligned with the DET objectives for Social and Emotional Learning, part of our vision is to develop curious and resilient lifelong learners. Our SEL program has been informed by research-based frameworks to support the development of building self awareness, self management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making in our student.

Structured and planned lessons aim to support our students to:

  • identify & recognise emotions
  • recognise interests and strengths
  • regulate emotions using tools and strategies
  • empathise with others
  • recognise and celebrate similarities and differences
  • maintain and develop healthy and rewarding relationships
  • seek help when needed
  • develop cooperative skills and
  • make informed decisions.

We endeavour to develop these areas to support our students to:

  • manage stress
  • set goals
  • experience academic success and engagement
  • develop resilience and
  • manage change.

The frameworks and programs we have used to develop the Quarters Primary School SEL program are –

Bounce Back program which promotes mental health, wellbeing and resilience for students and teachers covering
10 areas – Core Values, Social Values, People Bouncing Back, Courage, The Bright Side, Emotions, Relationships, Humour, Being Safe and Success.

The Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (RRRR) program which covers the eight topics of Emotional Literacy, Personal Strengths, Positive Coping, Problem Solving, Stress Management, Help Seeking, Gender and Identity and Positive Gender Relationships.

Zones of Regulation program which is a framework and pathway to regulation. The Zones of Regulation help students to identify feelings, energy and alertness levels and provides tools and strategies to manage emotions.

Each week teachers plan engaging learning experiences to explicitly teach social and emotional learning skills. It is hoped that by upskilling students they will be more confident to transfer their skills, strategies and language to manage and regulate their emotions.