Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is integral to students’ education and human development.
SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions, achieve personal, collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships and make responsible and caring decisions. (CASEL)
At St. Peter’s we aim to:
- Integrate thinking, feeling and behaviour to achieve important social and life skills, learn to problem solve, meet personal and social needs and become responsible global citizens.
- Explicitly teach students how to recognise and understand the expression of emotions.
- Provide students with a consistent language and understanding of the zones of regulation to assist with self regulation when faced with challenging situations.
- Enable students to develop an awareness of personal qualities and the factors that contribute to resilience.
- Assist students to understand how relationships are developed and to use interpersonal skills to establish and maintain respectful relationships.
- Provide experiences to foster the development of empathy for and understanding of others, and recognise the importance of supporting diversity for a cohesive community.
- Provide opportunities for students to work effectively in teams and develop strategies to manage challenging situations effectively.