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Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)


Being a KidsMatter school means that North Haven is focussed on providing a positive environment that meets the academic, social and emotional learning needs of all our students. We know a happy, safe and inclusive environment provides our students with the best possible chance to succeed. As part of this commitment, our whole-school PDHPE focus for term one will be Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).


What is SEL?

Social and emotional learning is about developing the ability to care for others, make responsible decisions, establish positive relationships, and handle challenging situations.

(Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, 2003)


Across all stages students will participate in activities that develop their skills and understanding in 5 key areas:


Students learn to identify and accept emotions and recognise their personal strengths.


Students learn to monitor and regulate their emotions and set personal goals.

Social awareness:

Students learn to understand and appreciate different perspectives.

Relationship skills:

Students learn skills for positive communication, negotiation, mediation and creating positive relationships with others.

Responsible decision making:

Students engage in problem solving activities as they learn to analyse situations, take personal responsibility, respect others and work collaboratively.

Teachers have designed learning programs that will allow students to explore and apply these important skills in a variety of situations. For students it will be about "knowing me, knowing you and getting along too!"