Student Wellbeing Whole School Program:
We want your child to be as successful as possible at school.
Success in school is not just about reading and math. It is also about Social Emotional
Learning, knowing how to learn and how to get along with others. Coomera State
School uses an evidence based whole school Social Emotional Learning Program
called the Second Step to teach these critical skills.
The Second Step program teaches skills in the following
1. Skills for Learning: Students gain skills to help themselves learn, including how to
focus their attention, listen carefully, use self-talk to stay on task, and be
assertive when asking for help with schoolwork.
2. Empathy: Students
learn to identify and understand their own and others’ feelings. Students also
learn how to take another’s perspective and how to show compassion.
3. Emotion Management: Students learn specific skills for calming down when experiencing
strong feelings, such as anxiety or anger.
4. Problem Solving: Students learn a process for solving problems with others in a
Second Step is
a comprehensive whole school program designed to address the ACARA HPE
curriculum content descriptions and achievement standards. The curriculum also
aligns with our school Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) framework and
Response to Intervention (RTI) approach to provide students with learning and
behaviour support. Social and emotional learning is also key to addressing the
pervasive issue of bullying. It builds resilience and confidence, develops
empathy and compassion for others and reduces high stress levels.
Your child will be learning a lot this year—and he or she will
need your help! Throughout the year, your child will be bringing home ‘Home
Links’ that go with several of the Second Step lessons. Home Links are
simple, fun activities for you and your child to complete together. They are a
great way for you to understand what your child is learning and for your child
to show you what he or she knows. If you have any questions about the Second
Step program, please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class
teacher. Thank you for supporting your child in learning the skills that lead
to success in school and in life.
You can join www.secondstep.org
using the appropriate activation key from the list below to watch videos
about the Second Step program and get information about what your child
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