Learning within our unique Good Shepherd Lutheran College subject Social and Emotional Learning, aims to foster self-management approaches to learning, resilience and well-being of students through an evidence-based approach to developing personal and social capabilities. These personal and social capabilities include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and social management. Through rigorous, inquiry-based learning experiences learners are given the tools to develop emotional literacy, coping and problem solving skills.

Learners at Good Shepherd Lutheran College are immersed in Social and Emotional Learning lessons that involve the explicit teaching of processes through which learners develop, extend and enhance the knowledge and the attitudes and skills necessary to understand, manage and communicate their own emotions. Learners develop the social and emotional skills that enable them to feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, set and work towards positive goals, draw on a repertoire of positive coping strategies, think critically about the influences on their choices, and make responsible decisions.