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SOCIAL SKILLS.

Thinking socially isn’t something that most of us even think about. It is what we do when we are around others and when we line up at the supermarket, sit in a classroom, watch Netflix, catch public transport, engage in play at the local park , and a whole host of other daily activities that involve social interpretation. We inherently consider the context; take in the thoughts, emotions and intentions of the people; and (when needed) use that information to work out how we respond. How we think about people affects how we behave, which in turn affects how others respond to us, which in turn affects our internal and external emotional responses. What an incredibly complex process!

For most of us, our ability to think socially develops naturally. But for many individuals, this process is anything but natural. Some struggle to think about what others are thinking and have a hard time in using their social skills in the exact moment they are needed.

At St John’s we recognise that some children need to have these social thoughts and skills explicitly taught to them.  As such, we are committed to identifying these students and engaging them in social skills programs that are targeted to encourage individuals to focus their social attention, interpret the social context and problem solve to figure out how to respond.

Our range of social skills programs are outlined below:

- We Thinkers! Volume 1 and 2 series to introduce social skills concepts and lay the groundwork in children’s thinking to move on to other materials over time.

- Social Thinking and Me teaches various social-emotional concepts and builds on the knowledge that the students already have.

- You are a Social Detective increases student awareness as they learn to be detectives to look for social cues and clues around them. It introduces strategies to help students to engage with others.

-Superflex extends children’s understanding from the Social Detective series and encourages them to recognise when they are having difficulties in social situations.

WELLBEING

After such a long time away from formalised schooling, it can be difficult for some children to return to our new ‘normal’ in the classroom. The link below provides some good ideas about how to assist children in returning back to school in a positive manner and gives some suggestions about what to look out for if anxiety is heightened, or they don’t want to return to school.  

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LITERACY

After such a long time away from formalised schooling, it can be difficult for some children to return to our new ‘normal’ in the classroom. The link below provides some good ideas about how to assist children in returning back to school in a positive manner and gives some suggestions about what to look out for if anxiety is heightened, or they don’t want to return to school.  

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NUMERACY

After such a long time away from formalised schooling, it can be difficult for some children to return to our new ‘normal’ in the classroom. The link below provides some good ideas about how to assist children in returning back to school in a positive manner and gives some suggestions about what to look out for if anxiety is heightened, or they don’t want to return to school.  

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TORI ELLIS
Little Saints Director / Teacher

KATRINA LAUGHTON
Little Saints Director / Teacher

AMY SONTER
Little Saints Educator

TORI ELLIS
Little Saints Director / Teacher

KATRINA LAUGHTON
Little Saints Director / Teacher

AMY SONTER
Little Saints Educator

MICAELA COLLINS
TNT Educator / Marketing

MICAELA COLLINS
TNT Educator / Marketing