The WorryWoos Program
The WorryWoo Program has designed a curriculum to help develop the following behaviour in these five main areas in young students:
- Self-awareness: Recognising one’s emotions and thoughts and their influence on behaviour
Self-management: Regulating one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviours effectively in different situations
Social awareness: Taking the perspective of and empathising with others
Relationship skills: Establishing and maintaining healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups
Responsible decision-making: Making constructive and respectful choices about personal behaviour and social interaction
The WorryWoos Developing Emotional Intelligence Program has been linked to Australian Curriculum Outcomes to support educators map the program to their classroom needs. At the conclusion of this program students should be able to perform the following:
- Practice personal and social skills to interact positively with others (ACPPS056, ACPPS019).
- Identify and describe emotional responses people may experience in different situations (ACPPS020).
- Identify and describe the emotions of people who are happy, sad, excited, tired, angry, scared or confused (ACPPS020).
- Learn and use appropriate language and actions to communicate feelings in different situations (ACPPS020).
- Recall and share emotional responses to different situations and represent this in a variety of ways (ACPPS020, ACPPS021).
- Discuss connections between feelings, body reactions and body language (ACPPS056).
- Read and view stories about adventures and talk about how characters feel and react when taking risks.
- Learn how to identify and manage their emotions.
ABOUT THE WORRYWOO CURRICULUM
The WorryWoo Developing Emotional Intelligence Program is an evidence-based curriculum that includes props for teaching Social-Emotional Learning in the general and creative arts classrooms as well as school counselling sessions. Our mission is to introduce emotions in various classrooms giving students the opportunity to explore different ways they can identify, understand and cope with difficult feelings.
The main goal is to develop self-awareness, respect for others and promote the concept of empathy for pre-kindy through to year 6. By fostering an understanding in students about the spectrum of feelings and allowing for positive emotional responses at an early age, we are promoting the groundwork for a healthy mental attitude. This, in turn, lessens the threat of negative behaviour such as fighting, outbursts, and bullying. The objective is to teach positive social behaviours, which will positively impact the classroom, home and ultimately the community.
The WorryWoos DEI Program has been independently reviewed and is listed in the Be You Programs Directory. It meets the minimum evidence requirements set by Be You and has been awarded a rating for evidence and implementation.