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Primary YCDI Program

25 October 2016

Primary YCDI Program

Dear parents,

As you are well aware of, the You Can Do It (YCDI) program is still strongly ongoing in our school. For the benefit of our new parents, the You Can Do it Program is a social emotional learning curriculum, the purpose of which is to develop the wellbeing of every student across the school. YCDI’s focus is on building social, emotional, and motivational capacity of young people rather than on their problems and deficits. It encourages prevention, promotion, and intervention efforts (school, home and community) in order to build the social and emotional strengths of young people. YCDI also seeks to build the capabilities of adults associated with positive outcomes in young people, including positive, caring relationships with young people, providing for their safety, high expectations for achievement and behaviour, involving young people in decision-making and providing them with special responsibility, accommodating young people’s interests, communicating and modelling of social and emotional capabilities including values and resilience, and a high quality academic program that provides young people with multiple opportunities for success.

This term we have been focusing on the following:

Importance of Good Character:

  • Caring
  • Doing your best
  • Fair go
  • Freedom
  • Honesty
  • Doing the right thing
  • Respect
  • Being Responsible
  • Accepting others

Blockers of Success and Happiness:

  • Feeling very worried
  • Feeling very down
  • Feeling lazy
  • Not paying attention/disturbing others
  • Feeling very angry/misbehaving

We would really appreciate your support of your child’s learning by discussing the taught values with your child and reinforcing his/her learning. You could use examples from your own life, storytelling, role play, puppets, etc… Try and set aside some special time for YCDI support as that could well be a very valuable bonding experience between you and your child!

Sr Lamis Rafei, YCDI coordinator F-6 (Female side)