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Waitara Public School

Waitara Public School

Respect, Responsibility, Personal Best

Telephone02 9489 3105

Emailwaitara-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

We want our students to be as successful as possible at school. Success in school is not just about reading and maths. It is also about knowing how to learn and how to get along with others. We will be using the Second Step program in your child's classroom to teach these critical skills.
 

The Second Step program teaches skills in the following four areas:

Skills for Learning

Students gain skills to help themselves learn, including how to focus their
attention, listen carefully, use self-talk to stay on task, and be assertive when asking for help with schoolwork.

Empathy

Students learn to identify and understand their own and other people's feelings. Students also learn how to take another person's perspective and how to show compassion.

Emotion Management

Students learn specific skills for calming down when experiencing strong
feelings, such as anxiety or anger

Problem Solving

Students learn a process for solving problems with others in a positive way.
Your child will be learning a lot this year—and he or she will need your help! Throughout the year,your child will be bringing home Home Links that go with several of the Second Step lessons. Home Links are simple, fun activities for you and your child to complete together. They are a great way for you to understand what your child is learning and for your child to show you what he or she knows.

 

Home Links are simple, fun activities for you and your child to complete together. They are a great way for
you to understand what your child is learning and for your child to show you what he or she knows.

 

Kindergarten Home Link 1 (pdf 168 KB) Kindergarten Home Link 12 (pdf 179 KB)
Kindergarten Home Link 2 (pdf 185 KB) Kindergarten Home Link 13 (pdf 179 KB)
Kindergarten Home Link 3 (pdf 156 KB) Kindergarten Home Link 14 (pdf 285 KB)
Kindergarten Home Link 4 (pdf 162 KB) Kindergarten Home Link 15 (pdf 190 KB)
Kindergarten Home Link 5 (pdf 166 KB)  
Kindergarten Home Link 6 (pdf 157 KB)  
Kindergarten Home Link 11 (pdf 157 KB)  

 

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