Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) can help students learn the competencies and skil​​ls they need to build resilience and effectively manage their emotions, behaviour and relationships with others.

SEL can be identified in five areas:

SEL at Hillsmeade Primary School

SEL is a fundamental part of the Victorian Curriculum and an important part of the Education State Targets to promote happy, healthy and resilient students.

Hillsmeade has a clear purpose and vision to ensure social and emotional learning continues to thrive and grow. Our commitment to SEL, includes:

  • Explicit teaching of SEL as part of the weekly learning across all year levels.
  • Evidence-based teaching and learning supported by Victorian Curriculum Capabilities, Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships and our embedded I RESPECT school values.
  • Implementation of the Zones of Regulation, supporting all learners with the skills, strategies and language to manage and regulate their emotions.
  • Daily class home group, Circle Time and restorative practices to support positive relationships, sense of belonging and connectedness.
  • Implementation of the Be You framework, an initiative supported by Beyond Blue to grow mentally healthy students and communities.
  • Leading Teacher in Social and Emotional Learning, partnering with students, staff and families to lead, promote and teach the core competencies of SEL.
  • Termly parent workshops to inform, connect and support families in mental health and wellbeing.
  • Partnering with external agencies and professionals to support and assist our students, staff and families.

John Cardamone

Leading Teacher

Social & Emotional Learning

RoutinesStaying ConnectedZones of RegulationBeing Mentally Healthy
GratitudeGoal SettingResilienceI RESPECT Values
ReflectionReconnectingPersistenceOnline Safety
How My Brain Affects My BodyRecognition of Expression of EmotionsRelationshipsCollaboration