Zones of Regulation The Zones of Regulation is a curriculum geared toward helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities. Using a cognitive behaviour approach, the curriculum’s learning activities are designed to help students recognise when they are in different states called “zones,” with each of four zones represented by a different colour. In the activities, students also learn how to use strategies or tools to stay in a zone or move from one to another. Students explore calming techniques, cognitive strategies, and sensory supports so they will have a toolbox of methods to use to move between zones. To deepen students’ understanding of how to self-regulate, the lessons set out to teach students these skills: how to read others’ facial expressions and recognise a broader range of emotions, perspective about how others see and react to their behaviour, insight into events that trigger their less regulated states, and when and how to use tools and problem solving skills.
Socially Speaking The “Socially Speaking” program was implemented in 2016 and supports students with personal and social skills needed to function in the classroom and the wider community. This program is often used to support children’s development. We have implemented this program successfully with students from all year levels and continue to see its benefits.
Seasons for Growth Seasons for Growth is a loss and grief education program that caters for young people who have experienced significant loss due to death or family breakdown. This program runs on a needs basis. The main element of this program is the promotion of social and emotional well-being and specifically develops skills in communication, decision-making and problem-solving. The program aims to promote resilience, to enhance coping resources and to develop life skills in young people.
Speech Therapy Support Speech Therapy is available within the school for students who have been identified through formal assessment. The Speech Therapist is provided to us through the Catholic Education Office and may visit up to three times per term, with additional activities provided for the school and home to implement where possible.