Social and Emotional Learning
At Riddells Creek Primary we define social and emotional learning (SEL) as an integral part of our students’ education and human development. SEL is the process through which the students acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals. We want our students to feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions. This is specifically through the core Victorian Curriculum Personal and Social Capabilities.
A Riddells Creek Learner Profile Overview
The abilities to understand one's own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior across contexts.
The abilities to manage one's emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations and to achieve goals and aspirations.
SOCIAL AWARENESS AND MANAGMENT:
The abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and contexts.
COMMUNICATORS AND COLLABORATORS:
The abilities to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships and to effectively navigate settings with diverse individuals and groups.
RESPONSIBLE DECISION MAKERS:
The abilities to make caring and constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions across diverse situations.
SEL advances educational equity through authentic school-family-community partnerships to establish learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships, rigorous and meaningful curriculum and instruction, and ongoing evaluation.
The implementation RCPS’s SEL curriculum is based around the Komichis program and the DET’s Respectful Relationships. Our teachers have an understanding of trauma informed practice through Berry St training.
What Kimochis ARE:
On the surface, they’re a family of cuddly toys and a big bowl of emotions. Underneath, they’re a proven system for helping children grow and transform by dealing skilfully with their feelings.
What Kimochis DO:
Kimochis help your child feel happy, safe, confident, compassionate and successful. They help children to establish and sustain strong friendships and get along with each other. Kimochis assist children to become resilient.
RCPS’s Kimochi classroom-based program promotes social and emotional learning by teaching your child the skills to understand their emotion, peacefully communicate feelings to others, develop positive relationships, manage conflicts and challenges, and make and keep friends.