Promoting alternative thinking strategies

Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) program aims to improve children’s knowledge about emotions as well as developing their social and emotional competence. The program aims to promote positive peer relationships in the classroom and develop problem solving skills, including conflict resolution skills. Richmond West Primary School is committed to teaching the PATHS program from Foundation to Year Six.

The PATHS program supports our school values and behaviours. At Richmond West Primary School there is a strong commitment towards the fostering of mutual respect, tolerance and understanding among all members of the school community.

Our school is governed by six core values:

  • Care and Compassion
  • Responsibility
  • Co-operation
  • Honesty and Trustworthiness
  • Respect
  • Doing Your Best

It is believed that by building a positive self-image, developing self-confidence and an understanding that each of us is responsible for our own behavior, such personal growth can be achieved. We endeavor at all times to provide a flexible, relevant and challenging curriculum that encourages children to make responsible choices and decisions. The school provides a supportive environment, whereby students can learn to use appropriate forms of behavior in a variety of social situations.