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You might have heard your child coming home and telling you they were in the ‘red zone’ or the ‘blue zone’. Hopefully they also would then share with you some of the strategies that they used to help regulate their emotions and bring them into the ‘green zone’. This might have led to you thinking “What are these zones?”.

St Peter’s College is a Visible Wellbeing school and we use this as our framework for our wellbeing lessons and support in the Junior School. Visible Wellbeing focuses on six pathways or SEARCH pathways; strengths, emotional management, attention and awareness, relationships, coping and habits and goals.

In the Junior School this term we have been focusing on the ‘E’ Pathway or emotional management. Our school psychologists presented to the Junior School staff about the ‘Zones of Regulation’ program. The Zones of Regulation is a program to provide support to our students to be able to identify their emotions, identify the emotions of others and also find strategies to manage these emotions. We want the students to recognise that we all experience positive and negative emotions, be able to talk to others about their emotions and know where to get support when it is needed. Across our Junior School you can see a variety of different displays and student work highlighting the strategies that are being taught. Towards the end of Term 2, we will be looking to present a parent session to help explain the ‘Zones’ and how this can support our students at school and at home.

Ben Storer
Deputy Head of Junior School – Wellbeing and Administration