Emotional Intelligence

BPCS understands that our students' emotional and social development are the key to their intellectual growth and that without the ability to manage their emotions, handle stress, show empathy to others, take personal responsibility and manage themselves in a group, they will not effectively learn and grow to their potential.

We place great emphasis on the development of self-regulation, intrinsic motivation, empathy and social skills, and teaching and nurturing these qualities are at the heart of our practice.

Staff at BPCS monitor the development of their students’ emotional and social development very closely, helping them set and work towards personal goals each year, and reporting their progress both to their students and to their parents each semester in their personal report.

We see students who have been at BPCS for some time becoming self confident young people, who show initiative, take control in their collaboration and teamwork, and manage conflict and debate with compassion and understanding for others.

Emotional Intelligences

  • Knowing one’s emotions
  • Managing emotions
  • Motivating oneself
  • Recognising emotions in others
  • Handling relationships
  • Handling stress
  • Empathy
  • Self-disclosure
  • Personal responsibility
  • Assertiveness
  • Group dynamics
  • Communications
  • Managing feelings
  • Connection to the natural environment
  • Conflict resolution
  • Insight

Habits of Mind – Learning Dispositions 

  • Persisting – not giving up
  • Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision – both written and spoken
  • Managing Impulsivity – thinking before acting
  • Gathering Data through all Senses – using all senses to explore
  • Listening with Understanding and Empathy – perceiving points of view
  • Creating, Imagining and Innovating – generating novelty and originality
  • Thinking Flexibly – different perspectives and alternatives
  • Responding with Awe and Wonderment – seeing the beauty and mystery of the world
  • Meta-Cognition – thinking about how we think, feel and act
  • Taking Responsible Risks – realistic self-challenge
  • Striving for Accuracy – doing our best for excellence
  • Finding Humour – finding the unexpected, laughing at oneself
  • Questioning and Posing Problems – looking for problems to solve
  • Thinking Interdependently – being a team member through shared knowledge
  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations – transferring knowledge beyond
  • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning – humility and pride in admitting you don’t know



“One of the things that has been wonderful about the Bold Park Community School is its opportunity to respond to the needs that are specific to the child ... it is reassuring when a school can deliver at a pace and style that is respectful of the individual's differences and needs AND to demonstrate the relevance of curriculum issues into the application for real life and living.”

Dr Trevor Parry

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