Social Emotional and Learning

Emotional and Learning

Social and emotional learning (SEL) can help students learn the competencies and skills they need to build resilience and effectively manage their emotions, behaviour and relationships with others.

About social and emotional learning

Social and emotional learning involves students having opportunities to learn and practice social skills such as:

  • cooperation
  • managing conflict
  • making friends
  • coping
  • being resilient
  • recognising and managing their own feelings.

SEL programs set out to explicitly promote these skills in children and young people.

Sunshine North Primary School provides a range of wellbeing programs to support individual students at a whole school, small group and individual level.

Whole School Wellbeing Programs

Bounce Back

Solving the Jigsaw

Small group Student Support Wellbeing Programs

  • The STOP, LOOK, LISTEN  (Royal Children’s Hospital Mental Health Services)
  • Revved Up Program for Boys (School Focused Youth Services Program)
  • Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Boys and Girls Groups
  • Resilience and Transition Programs

These programs are conducted by social workers, psychologists, speech pathologists and youth workers.

They focus on personal development with a specific focus for each group within the general goals of promoting teamwork, co-operation and student wellbeing. The emphasis is on each child participating and making a contribution to the group, and further developing their social skills and support networks. The children are assisted to understand and express their emotions, to have strong role models and to effectively manage conflict, as well as learning about social skills, leadership skills and group dynamics.

KEY TOPICS: social skills, leadership skills, friendships, peer support, building self-confidence, team work, belonging, managing emotions, inclusion, resilience.

  1. Individual Support  – School Psychologist, DET Psychologists, Provisional Psychologists, School Speech Pathologists