Kids Matter school personal development
We are proud to be a KidsMatter school. KidsMatter is a framework for social and emotional learning and helps bring our school community together to ensure we help raise confident and resilient individuals. This program is in an exciting phase of development. More information can be found at http://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/primary/. Specific programs have been introduced at each year level to provide stimulus, challenge and support for teachers in this area of the curriculum and the pastoral care role of the College.
Students and teachers in each class discuss, debate and deal with issues such as friendships, bullying and conflict resolution, using practical materials and real life situations. This gives the girls the opportunity to address emotions and feelings in an explicit and deliberate way and to learn effective strategies for handling real situations when they arise. Teachers make the most of informal and unplanned experiences as well and prioritise relationship building in all interactions in their classes.
Guest speakers have also provided challenges and answers for parents in handling the wide range of issues that arise in this area at home and at school.
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