Friday, 17 February 2017

Active Listening in Pre-Primary and Year 4

In Year 4 we have been revising the important skills of Active Listening. We have discussed what it looks, sounds and feels like and came up with the following points:

Looks Like:
Arms folded in laps
Legs crossed
Backs straight
Mouths closed
Eyes are on the speaker

Sounds Like :
    One person talking at a time

Feels Like:
We are respected as speakers

One of our favourite activities was to create a poster showing all the important points of Active Listening. We then got to spend some time with our Pre-Primary buddies and teach them how to be good listeners. Our buddies were able to keep our posters to remind them about how to be a wonderful active listener.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Welcome to Sacred Heart's Engaging Hearts and Minds Blog for 2017!

Welcome to Sacred Heart's Engaging Hearts and Minds Blog for 2017! The staff at Sacred Heart Primary School are committed to enhancing our students' social skills again this year. The second half of the 2016 school year was a busy and exciting time in regards to our work in this area. As a result of some action research carried out with staff by one of our Assistant Principals, Carolyn Perlini, a Social Skills Committee has been formed. This committee worked tirelessly last year to suggest ways to improve the social skills of our students, enhance the current whole-school social skills program and overall raise the profile of the social skills program this year. We look forward to sharing our journey with you this year. Please find below our school's focus social skills for Term 1. 

Poster design by Ashleigh Barker (Year 6 Teacher).