Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Here at Broadford Primary School, we believe that development of social and emotional competence is essential to success. Children who are socially and emotionally well-adjusted perform better at school, have increased confidence, cultivate positive relationships, take on and persist at challenging tasks and communicate well.

At Broadford Primary School, we take a holistic approach to learning and believe in nurturing the whole child. As such, we view Social Emotional Learning (SEL) as an integral aspect of both our curriculum and philosophy of teaching and endeavour to foster this learning in all of our students.

One way we approach the teaching of these skills is through an explicitly taught Social and Emotional Learning program (SEL). This program draws on the best evidence based research from a wide variety of resources, including the following high quality social and emotional resources.

Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships

In 2020 Broadford Primary school became one of Victoria’s lead schools in Respectful Relationships. This federally backed program supports our school to promote and model respect, positive attitudes and behaviours. It teaches our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence

The Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (RRRR) learning materials cover eight topics of Social and Emotional Learning across all levels of primary.


Resilience Project

The Resilience Project’ runs programs in schools around Australia. The aim of these programs is to develop students’ resilience and improve their mental health.


The Resilience Project program delivers evidenced based practical strategies to build resilience and happiness by focussing on 4 key strategies:

  1. Gratitude – The act of being thankful and appreciating what you have in life.
  2. Empathy (Kindness) – The capacity to understand and feel what another person is feeling.
  3. Mindfulness – The practice of attention regulation.
  4. Emotional Literacy – The ability to understand and express our feelings.

In 2020 we introduced the ‘Immersion’ program which included a professional development session for staff, student presentations and a parent night which provided strategies for parents to support the development of a resilient child at home.

Click/tap here to learn more about The Resilience Project.

There are many things that you can do at home to support the mental health and wellbeing of your child. For more information, please visit TRP @ Home.