Activities

Identifying feelings

Pre-primary
Emotional Wellbeing
Students explore and appreciate how people can have different feelings and responses to different situations and that uncomfortable feelings can be changed.

My achievements and strengths

Pre-primary
Emotional Wellbeing
Students explore things they are good at and identify how this relates to their enjoyment of the activity. Students discuss their feelings relating to achievement and success.

Coping strategies

Year 1
Emotional Wellbeing
Students identify a range of coping strategies that are useful to deal with anger and other stressful emotions, and practise using these strategies in a range of scenarios.

Identifying personal strengths

Year 1
Emotional Wellbeing
Students explore things they are good at and identify these as their strengths, and explore how these can change over time.

We are all different

Year 2
Diversity
Emotional Wellbeing
Students explore the concepts of males and females by looking at the physical, emotional and social similarities and differences.

Our own firsts: Personal achievements

Year 2
Emotional Wellbeing
Students explore the feelings associated with being able to do something by themselves for the first time and reflect on how personal achievements can influence a person’s identity.

My life from birth to now

Year 3
Emotional Wellbeing
Students identify important personal milestones from birth to present and reflect on how personal achievements and challenges have impacted and influenced their lives.

Resilience

Year 3
Emotional Wellbeing
Students examine how success, challenge and failure strengthen their own personal identity.

Managing emotions

Year 4
Emotional Wellbeing
Students explore the implications of intense emotions on self and others and develop personal strategies to cope with the intense emotions that can result from adverse situations and the demands of others.

Responding to challenging situations

Year 4
Emotional Wellbeing
Students identify and apply resilience skills required to respond positively to challenges and failure such as ways to calm the body; using self-talk and optimistic thinking and help-seeking behaviours.

Self-protecting against bullying

Year 4
Emotional Wellbeing
Students develop a repertoire of strategies to use to protect themselves from bullying. They also examine ways to help someone else that may be being bullied.

Strategies to manage change

Year 4
Emotional Wellbeing
Students explore the physical, social and emotional changes that occur throughout a person’s life.

Puberty - Managing change and transition

Year 6
Emotional Wellbeing
Students develop an understanding that the changes that occur during puberty affect young people physically, socially and emotionally and that the changes can affect boys and girls differently.

**External resources**

Year 7
Year 8
Diversity
Emotional Wellbeing
Growing Bodies
Health Literacy
Respectful Relationships
Staying Safe
The practical guide to love, sex and relationships

Pregnancy and birth

Year 8
Emotional Wellbeing
Growing Bodies
Through research, students develop an understanding of the stages of pregnancy and how to keep an unborn child healthy. Students create a poster or movie to promote healthy behaviours to keep the unborn child safe.

Dealing with challenging times

Year 8
Emotional Wellbeing
Health Literacy
Students investigate a range of health information from a variety of sources and decide on which would be most appropriate in dealing with challenging situations.

Body image

Year 9
Diversity
Emotional Wellbeing
Students analyse how beauty is represented in the media through magazines and the impact this and the perceptions of others have on personal identities.