​​The program involves 10 lessons taught over 5 two hour sessions. 



Emotional Development: Self-Awareness and Self-Management

Lesson 1: You Are Unique 

Identifying and Recognising Emotions

  • ​Identify personal qualities

  • Appreciate diversity

  • Recognise similarities and differences between themselves and others

  • Identify emotions in themselves and others

  • Recognise the body’s reaction to feelings: body cues

  • Understand how and when to assist others (empathy development)


Lesson 2: Take Control

Regulating and Managing Anger

  • Recognise the body’s clues or warning signs of anger

  • Learn the science behind anger

  • Understand emotions range in intensity (Emotional Thermometer)

  • Identify appropriate strategies to manage anger (High Five Choices)

  • Identify triggers

  • Practise strategies to manage anger


Lesson 3: Resilient Thinking: Catch Your Thoughts

Our Internal Dialogue

  • ​Distinguish the difference between thoughts and feelings

  • Link thoughts to feelings

  • Identify positive 'I Can' thoughts and negative 'I Can’t' thoughts

  • Recognise how two people can have different thoughts about the same situation

  • Understand the power of our internal dialogue


Lesson 4: Mindset

Power of the Mind

  • Recognise how our thoughts influence our feelings

  • Recognise how our feelings influence our behaviour

  • How to change negative thoughts to positive thoughts

  • Build resilient thinking skills


Lesson 5: The Power of Yet

Growth Mindset

  • Understand the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset

  • Explore the power of yet by changing I Can’t thoughts to I Can’t Yet

  • How to overcome obstacles and frustrations

  • I Can’t Yet Goal setting

Lesson 6:  Worry Bullies

Managing Anxiety

  • ​Recognise physiological signs and symptoms of anxiety

  • Understand how the brain responds to fear and anxiety

  • Understand the three aspects of anxiety

  • Learn four steps to manage anxiety


Social Development: Social-Awareness and Social-Management


Lesson 7: Mission Friendship

Establishing and Building Positive Relationships

  • Understand the importance of having good friends

  • Explore the difference between healthy and unhealthy friendships

  • Learn how to initiate play


Lesson 8: Working Together

Maintaining Friendships and Working Collaboratively

  • Getting along skills (sharing, turn-taking, winning and losing, accepting others, sharing conversation)

  • How to maintain friendships

  • How to communicate effectively

  • Winning and losing gracefully

  • Recognise the importance of being honest

  • Explore strategies to deal with difficult situations in friendships


Lesson 9: How to Fix a Wrinkled Heart

Negotiating and Resolving Conflict

  • Identify helpful and unhelpful ways to resolve conflict

  • Make positive and responsible decisions

  • Identify 5 ways to negotiate and resolve conflict

  • ​Learn how to use 'I messages' and practise reflective listening

Lesson 10: Kindness Matters

Responding to Bullying and Bucket Filling

  • Learn the difference between bullying and teasing

  • Learn how to respond to bullying behaviour

  • Learn the difference between reporting and tattling and the importance of reporting bullying behaviour

  • Practise giving and receiving compliments








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