Social and Emotional Learning

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) involves students having opportunities to learn and practice social skills such as cooperation, managing conflict, making friends, coping, being resilient and recognising and managing their own feelings. SEL programs set out to explicitly promote these skills in children and young people.

A key deliverable of the Building Resilience work is a suite of SEL materials for students from Prep-12, which focus on the underlying skills young people require to become balanced, well-adjusted adults. Skills addressed include help-seeking, decision-making, self-awareness, social awareness, problem-solving and positive coping. You can access this suite of SEL materials, which have been aligned to the AusVELS and the Australian Curriculum, through the Building Resilience Online Portal

To support teachers and leaders in building resilience across the whole school community, as well as deliver effectively the SEL activities in the classroom, the University of Melbourne has developed a range of self-directed learning materials for school staff. These presentations provide an overview of Building Resilience, outline the evidence behind the model, and provide examples of the SEL learning activities. These can be utilised in staff meetings, team meetings or by individuals at any time to support school staff to implement Building Resilience. See the links below to access the professional learning materials.

Building Resilience

Social and emotional learning

Social and emotional learning activities

For more information, see: