“The involvement of all the staff has brought him to where he is now. Without these people he wouldn’t be the person he is today. The individuality of each person is considered by staff. They see him.” parent of Sacred Heart Primary School, Cunnamulla student
At Sacred Heart, we nurture the social and emotional needs of every student through the implementation of the Zones of Regulation Framework and the You Can Do It program.
The Zones of Regulation Framework, is a systematic, cognitive behavioural approach used to teach self-regulation by categorising all the different ways we feel and states of alertness we experience into four concrete coloured zones. The Zones framework provides our students with strategies that promote emotional awareness, control of their emotions and impulses, manage their sensory needs and improve their ability to problem solve conflicts.
The You Can Do It program compliments the Zones of Regulation Framework as it teaches students positive attitudes and social-emotional skills that develop young children’s resilience, confidence, persistence, organisation and getting along.
Sacred Heart endeavours to provide the best possible transition program for students entering school for the first time. Opportunities to prepare Pre-Prep students for the transition to school life include: parent morning teas and information sessions, visits to the local Kindy by the school leadership team and students, Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Year 6 Buddy program, three transition days in the Prep classroom and an orientation week interview.