PSI replaces the old Home Group and Pastoral Care program with three significant lessons to support the Personal and Social development of our students.

Personal and Social Identity in the Middle Years.

During Personal and Social Identity students learn to understand themselves and others, and manage their relationships, lives, work and learning more effectively. 

Students engage in a range of activities that focus on topics such as recognising and regulating emotions, developing empathy for others, establishing, and building positive relationships, making responsible decisions, and developing leadership skills.

Unley High School is committed to delivering the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum to all students across Year 7-12. Students engage in a range of focus areas including the right to be safe, relationships, recognising and reporting abuse and protective strategies. All teachers delivering this curriculum have been trained by the Department for Education.

In the middle years students also begin exploring the world of work through a range of activities and platforms. Students begin their journey by delving into their self-identity, dispositions and intelligences as well as investigating a range of careers and potential pathways.

Personal and Social Identity in the Senior Years

During Personal and Social Identity Senior students will be involved in a range of activities and programs that allow them to develop their identity in a positive manner.  They look at their role within communities and how can effectively manage work both at school and outside of school.  They are given opportunities to reflect on their relationships with others and to develop skills that will be valuable in their futures.

Students in the senior years will continue on from middle school with aspects of the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum and will also look at other topics that help to develop not only a sense of self but also a sense of community.  Some of the topics student will undertake include:

  • Goal Setting and Organisation
  • Study tips and study skills
  • Risk taking and the right to be safe
  • Growth Mindset
  • Unhealthy and healthy relationships
  • Community engagement
  • Work experience preparation
  • Road Accident Prevention

Students will also begin to look at life post High School with a range of work done on post school options ranging from University courses and entrance to TAFE and traineeships and apprenticeships.  Senior Years students will also be exposed to a range of VET options to begin their pathway whilst still at school.