Positive Education at Aldinga Beach B-7 School explicitly focusses on the development of students’ Personal and Social Capabilities. These capabilities are described within the Australian Curriculum and are a critical part of the social and academic development of all students from Birth to Year 7. These capabilities are described under 4 key elements:
All teaching staff are developing their pedagogy and learning environments to ensure that there is a consistent, Trauma Informed pedagogy across the school. This pedagogy is based on the Berry Street Education Model (for more information visit BSEM) and the Restorative Practices Farmework (for more information visit Restorative Journeys).
These two approaches underpin our priority of developing an authentic sense of belonging and community within the school and each individual classroom. They also support the development of effective and healthy relationships between school staff, students and families. Teachers will utilise check-in and check-out circles, ready to learn plans, brain breaks and affective statements to build positive relationships for learning.
Aldinga Beach B-7’s approach to Positive Education and Student Wellbeing is underpinned by the Department for Education’s Wellbeing for Learning and Life Framework PDF where school staff, students and families work together to:
Teaching and learning program
The teaching and learning program at Aldinga Beach B-7 has been developed to ensure continuity of learning and consistency of practice across the school. Please see below for information regarding the programs, lessons and activities that are implemented to support your child’s social and emotional development.
If you would like further information please contact us at the school.
Child Protection Curriculum
- Child Protection Curriculum is a series of lessons, delivered weekly throughout the year, that must be revisited and built upon and can be incorporated into the Health curriculum. This curriculum has been designed for Kindy (ages 3-5), Junior Primary (R-2), Primary (Yr 3-5) and Middle School (Yr 6-9).
- Interoception is explicitly taught daily, to all students, in all classes and develops students’ ability to recognise and respond to internal body signals in an appropriate manner. This can also be incorporated into the Health Curriculum and Child Protection Curriculum.
Play is the Way
- Play is the Way is an approach to social and emotional learning that utilises practical activities and experiences to develop students’ positive dispositions and interpersonal skills. Teachers will intentionally design and implement games and challenges that promote experiential learning to develop positive friendship skills, empathy and self-regulation. Our school’s behaviour Code of Conduct is based on the key Play is the Way principles:
- Treat others as you would like them to treat you
- Be Brave – Participate to progress
- Pursue your personal best no matter who you work with
- Have reasons for the things you say and do
- It takes great strength to be sensible