Health and building relationships

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SPPS main_0007_Layer 14An important component of Leeming ESC’s curriculum is to develop healthy life skills and provide the students with the knowledge and understanding that they will require to build relationships. We know that our students need structured experiences that will enable them to make and retain friendships and as they get older to understand more mature, adult relationships.

Understanding and using appropriate social nuances are also what determines the success of our students in the workplace and in the community. From year 8 we commence teaching our students acceptable behaviours on public transport, at shops, restaurants, movies and even just in the canteen line.

We are also aware that healthy eating and life style choices must be taught. We have grooming programs, dance lessons, social stories, home economics and physical education classes that include gym lessons for our older students. We ensure that the students recognize that healthy living can be fun.