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At St Peter’s College we utilise the Visible Wellbeing Framework developed by Lea Waters to explore emotional management as a key element of the SEARCH Wellbeing pathways. As a school we continue to develop our ‘language of emotions’, providing the students with the skills and strategies to help them on this important learning journey. These explicit skills are taught by Junior School staff through the Zones of Regulation program.

This program teaches students strategies for emotional and sensory self-management by providing them with the ability to identify how they are feeling in the moment according to their emotions and level of alertness. They will then have a toolkit to guide them to strategies to support regulation. By understanding how to notice their body’s signals, detect triggers, read social situations and consider how their behaviour can impact those around them, students learn improved emotional control, sensory regulation, self-awareness and problem-solving abilities.

Throughout the learning conversations that occurred between parents and teachers this week, there was often the question about what can parents do to support their child’s social and emotional development.

On Thursday 22 June I would like to invite Junior School parents to a Zones of Regulation parent information session where I will outline the structure of our Wellbeing framework and Kirsty Jackman, one of our St Peter’s College psychologists, will share the structure and strategies outlined throughout the Zones of Regulation program. The Barista Boys will be serving tea and coffee from 7:45am in the Junior School Function Room and we will begin the session at 8:45am. Please click on this link to register for the session.

Mr Ben Storer
Deputy Head of Junior School – Wellbeing and Administration