Social & Emotional Learning

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Weetangera School is a KidsMatter School. KidsMatter is a flexible, whole-school approach to improving children's mental health and wellbeing for primary schools.

Through KidsMatter, Weetangera School undertakes a two to three year cyclical process in which we plan and take action to be a positive community; one that is founded on respectful relationships and a sense of belonging and inclusion, and that promotes:

  • social and emotional learning
  • working authentically with parents, carers and families
  • support for students who may be experiencing mental health difficulties.

Students' social and emotional learning is taught through the use of the evidence based program, Bounce Back. There is a strong focus on circle time, cooperative learning approaches and educational games to build positive relationships and positive emotions, and teach social-emotional skills.