At Ochre Park, we are committed to fostering well-rounded, emotionally intelligent, and socially responsible individuals. Our school values program is rooted in the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) competencies, which encompass the essential aspects of personal growth and human connection.
Our students embark on a transformative journey that focuses on five core CASEL competencies:
1. Self-Awareness: Students learn to explore their thoughts, emotions, and motivations, gaining a deeper understanding of who they are as individuals.
2. Self-Management: Equipped with self-awareness, students discover the power of self-regulation. They learn to set goals, manage stress, and make responsible choices that lead to personal and academic success.
3. Social Awareness: Developing empathy and understanding for others is a key element of our program. Students explore the world from different perspectives, recognizing the importance of social responsibility and community awareness.
4. Relationship Skills: Building healthy relationships is essential for personal and professional success. Students are empowered with the tools to communicate effectively, resolve conflicts, and collaborate with others.
5. Responsible Decision-Making: Critical thinking and sound judgment are nurtured through our program. Students learn to evaluate situations, make ethical choices, and take responsibility for their actions.
Each month, our students and dedicated staff collectively concentrate on a specific value aligned with these competencies. Through engaging activities, discussions, and real-life scenarios, they gain a deep understanding of what these values mean and what they look like not only within the school but also in their homes and the broader community.