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Issue 5: 14/10/2022 International Stream From the Principal

This academic year we are introducing the Zones of Regulation in IS Primary to support the students Health and Wellbeing. Miss Wakeman Vice-Principal is leading training for staff at each primary campus. We will be leading parent information sessions in due course.

We have two school councillors, Konstantin, at TKO Campus and Meeta at JL/CW  Campus both from St. Johns in Hong Kong who provide experienced support for our students.

What are the 4 Zones of Regulation?

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The tool “Zones of Regulation” involves four phases of alertness and emotion- Blue, Green, Yellow, and Red. Most teachers who use this tool have a poster for each color in their classroom, with a small picture and label for different emotions that students can use to identify how they feel.

What are the Zones?

The Zones of Regulation is the original framework and curriculum (Kuypers, 2011) that develops awareness of feelings, energy and alertness levels while exploring a variety of tools and strategies for regulation, prosocial skills, self-care, and overall wellness.  This curriculum provides us with an easy way to think and talk about how we feel on the inside and sort these feelings into four colored Zones, all of which are expected in life.  Once we understand our feelings and zones, we can learn to use tools/strategies to manage our different Zones in order to meet goals like doing schoolwork or other tasks, managing big feelings, and having healthy relationships with others. The simple, common language and visual structure of The Zones of Regulation help make the complex skill of regulation more concrete for learners and those who support them.

Ross Armitage
Principal of International Primary

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