In conjunction with our ‘Positive Behaviours for Learning’ framework and the ‘Zones of Regulation’ program, we implement the ‘Second Step' program, which is a universal, classroom-based, social-emotional learning curriculum that nurtures children’s social-emotional competence and foundational learning skills. This is taught in Kindergarten to Year 6, with lessons and activities meeting the outcomes of the Health, Wellbeing and Relationships strand of the NSW PDHPE Syllabus.
The Primary School ‘Second Step’ Program promotes the development of self-regulation skills and improved participation in learning through its focus on ‘Skills for Learning’. This supplements our ‘Zones of Regulation’ program. Focusing attention, listening, using self-talk and being assertive are skills students must be able to integrate and apply in order to be successful in diverse learning environments. ‘Skills for Learning’ are fundamental to social emotional competencies necessary for having empathy, managing emotions and solving problems.