“Promotes positive, authentic relationships, based on the development of social and emotional skills, to enable the young person to grow, learn and flourish.”

(Horizons of hope CEM)

Social and Emotional Learning

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which we learn to recognise and manage our emotions, care about others, make good decisions, behave ethically and responsibly, develop positive relationships, and avoid negative behaviours (Elias et al. 1997).

At St John’s, social and emotional learning is embedded within our daily learning and interaction with each other. It is important for students to integrate these processes in order to achieve important social/life tasks, meet personal and social needs and develop the skills necessary to become a productive, contributing member of society.

It is our position to develop the whole person spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically, socially and emotionally.