At Katandra School, the content focuses on developing the social and emotional capabilities that all young people need to acquire in order to be successful in school, experience wellbeing, and have positive relationships including making contributions to others and the community.
Teachers specifically teach social skills programs, that build the students capacity in skills of turn taking, sharing, following rules and ability to work effectively in teams.
As the students progress to the upper years, the social skills program maintains this focus, but diversifies with parent permission to include basic sexual / puberty education. The goal of the school-based Sexuality Education Program is to build on knowledge, skills, and behaviours, thus enabling young people to make responsible and safe choices.
Respectful Relationships is a mandated curriculum program that must be delivered across all schools in Victoria. Katandra delivers this program to build the students’ knowledge in understanding identity, gender equity, cultural diversity and stereotypes.
Students also participate in the Life Education program each year which educates the students in regard to healthy eating, physical activity, bullying, cyber-safety, drugs, alcohol, smoking and positive communication. Students receive components of the program that are relevant to their developmental stage of learning.