Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies
PATHS® stands for Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies, and is a program aimed at helping schools teach social-emotional skills throughout the day- skills that will help children at any age; such as friendship skills, how to deal with strong emotions, and make good decisions. Research studies clearly show the benefits that this type of learning has on children’s academic performance, ability to succeed with goals and get along with others.
In fact research focused on Social Emotional Programs ,and the PATHS® program in particular, shows that mastering social skills early on has great benefits for young students in early childhood and into the future. Fitzroy Primary School is proud to be teaching the PATHS® program in our school from Foundation to Year 6, as we strongly believe that it will help support each of our students to achieve their best.