Emotional literacy is the ability to ‘read emotions in myself and others. To be able to identify, understand and respond to emotions in a healthy way is something we explicitly teach at WPPS in the classroom and in intervention and support groups.
To ensure we are respectful to all, it is important that we understand what our ‘triggers’ are and how we can manage them before we “flip our lid”.
A trigger is something that can change your thoughts and actions from positive to negative. This could be the thoughts or actions of a past experience.
As part of our SEL program, we teach that every one of us has a invisible bucket. This bucket can be filled or emptied depending on what others and myself say and do. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it is empty, we feel sad and lonely.
We can fill other peoples buckets by saying and doing things to increase their positive emotions and in doing so we also fill our own bucket.
At Wyndham Park Primary we have a strong focus on Social Emotional Learning.
Within the classroom setting students are taught skills such as;
In addition to this, Wyndham Park Primary School offers a Behavioural and Social Intervention program for students that are needing additional support.
The Respectful Relationships initiative is a primary prevention program that tackles family violence through education. It involves building and promoting gender equity in relationships, challenging gender stereotypes, and supporting students to develop the pro-social behaviors that translate into equitable and courteous relationships.
Through the implementation of the Respectful Relationships education program, schools will give students opportunities for social and emotional learning in self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships, ethics, values, social norms, stereotypes, human rights, risk and responsible decision-making.