Program Achieve is the curriculum Gilles Street Primary school is currently using for teaching Social and Emotional Learning skills to teach how to be successful and happier in their school and life. It is based on the work of Albert Ellis, psychologist, who has made clear connections between Thinking, which controls feelings affecting behaviour and its consequences.
We teach the five foundations for achievement or keys to success which are:
Getting Along, Organisation, Persistence, Confidence, Emotional Resilience.
You see these posters and keys displayed around the school.
Program Achieve teaches young people about developing positive 'Habits of the Mind', which is the thinking that underpins the development of the skills for success. Students are taught to challenge their own thinking about events and replacing unhelpful thinking with helpful thinking.