All students in year 3 enjoyed participating in the Aussie Optimism program this term. Mrs Caroline Quintal attended several days of professional development at the Health Sciences department of Curtin University to facilitate the program. In the ‘Feelings and Friends’ program the students were guided through some very important social /emotional strategies.
Recognising feelings, basic emotional vocabulary, recognising ‘body clues’, improving relationships, developing social networks, learning coping strategies and managing conflicts. The students created a Tool-Kit of strategies they can use when faced with challenging situations. Each session concluded with some quiet guided meditation.