Social Skills and Character Development Programme’s
Grade 1 & 2; 3 & 4; 5 & 6
This programme is facilitated by Child Counsellor, Kirsten McLeod.
The development of social and emotional skills promote’s children’s ability to have an awareness of their feelings, cope with difficulties, manage themselves, relate to others and resolve conflict. Teaching children these practical skills also promotes resilience – the capacity to cope in spite of the negative things that happen through life. When children are taught specific strategies for recognising and responding to feelings, thinking through challenging situations and communicating effectively, they are less likely to act out frustrations at school and elsewhere.
The 8 social skills taught: self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, relationship skills, goal-directed behaviour, personal responsibility, decision-making and optimistic-thinking.