TripleR – our wellbeing program
A strong sense of wellbeing is integral to all learning. The Geelong College recognises that specific programs designed to enhance wellbeing need to be integrated into the school's learning programs for all students at all ages and stages of learning.
Our students learn the skills, attitudes and knowledge that enable them to thrive both within themselves, and in their relationships with others through our whole school social and emotional learning program TripleR.
Resilience – I can
Students are supported and challenged to develop an outlook that sees setbacks as an inevitable part of the human experience, and to face difficulties knowing that they offer possibilities for personal growth. Through a rich diversity of learning environments, students will learn how to gain different perspectives, be flexible in their thinking, be able to change to plan B when required, and to activate coping skills.
Relationships - I care
Students learn about establishing and maintaining positive relationships which demonstrate care and concern for others as well as themselves. This includes looking after themselves (physically and emotionally) resolving conflict constructively, recognising and resisting negative influences, working cooperatively in a team, participating in service to others, and knowing where to go to seek help.
Reflection – Now I see
Students learn a range of self- managing and self- awareness skills including mindfulness, goal setting, good decision making, impulse control, identifying emotions and expressing them appropriately, coping with stress and anxiety, and time management. Throughout their learning journey they will also be challenged to identify character strengths and values (both their own and in others).
Behaviours and emotions are some things we learn about in TripleR, we think about how we treat others and how we would like to be treated. The behaviours that most people find important are respect, honesty and being treated fairly. We like to encourage each other, try new things and negotiate when we can’t agree.
We discuss how to be resilient. To be resilient we need to remind ourselves that it might not be as bad as we think, that we need to bounce back, and that we always have people who will help us out.
Goals are another central thing in Triple R. It is important to have goals so you can try to achieve them. Everyone has different goals, the goal for each person should help them improve on the things they think are important. Esther Lamers Year 4