Learning Continuum of Personal and Social Capability (Version 8.4)

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This element involves students recognising others’ feelings and knowing how and when to assist others.

Students learn to show respect for and understand others’ perspectives, emotional states and needs. They learn to participate in positive, safe and respectful relationships, defining and accepting individual and group roles and responsibilities. Students gain an understanding of the role of advocacy in contemporary society and build their capacity to critique societal constructs and forms of discrimination, such as racism and sexism. In developing and acting with personal and social capability, students:

  • appreciate diverse perspectives
  • contribute to civil society
  • understand relationships.

Level 1a


Social Awareness

show an awareness for the feelings, needs and interests of others

Level 1b

Typically by the end of Foundation Year, students:

Appreciate diverse perspectives

acknowledge that people hold many points of view

Contribute to civil society

describe ways they can help at home and school

Understand relationships

explore relationships through play and group experiences

Level 2

Typically by the end of Year 2, students:

Appreciate diverse perspectives

describe similarities and differences in points of view between themselves and people in their communities

Contribute to civil society

describe how they contribute to their homes, classrooms and local communities, and how others care for and assist them

Understand relationships

identify ways to care for others, including ways of making and keeping friends