Posted on 09 February, 2017 in Students

Darwin High School launches Social and Emotional Learning Program

Darwin High School launches Social and Emotional Learning Program

This year Darwin High School has introduced a Social and Emotional Learning program (SEL) to its curriculum. SEL is a mental health and wellbeing initiative that aims to improve the overall mental health and wellbeing of students.

Darwin High School Principal, Trevor Read said that

Wellbeing is a huge priority here at Darwin High School for both students and staff. The mental health of students affects all aspects of the school community, from student engagement and academic achievement, to social adjustment and staff morale.

Pictured above are Darwin High School Year 10 students participating in a 'Get to know you' exercise in their SEL class, where they had to work in teams to balance paddle pop sticks with one finger.

Teachers will be working with students to develop positive mental health strategies such as organisational skills, stress management and how to build relationships through respectful and assertive communication. SEL classes will run every Monday for forty minutes between lessons three and four.

The mental health of students is a key value of Darwin High School and one of the foundations for its success.

You can find more information on Darwin High Schools wellbeing program and student support contacts on the schools webpage or by clicking the link below.

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