02. Program Achieve Primary (years 1 – 6)

$950.00 includes GST

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A Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum

The Program Achieve Primary curricula contain lessons that teach attitudes, values/character strengths and social-emotional skills for success, relationships and wellbeing, and for overcoming social-emotional blockers.

A scope and sequence has been developed based on this framework covering 8 lessons for each of four terms across primary years 1 to 6 (192 lessons).

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Dr Michael E. Bernard


Tammy-Anne Caldwell, Kirsty Bedford, Chelsea Challman, Heather Leary, Elisha McDonald, Margaret Milne, Tara Murphy, Meg Roche, Estelle Salagaras, Jessica Saunders and Sujata Symons.

Target Audience

Teachers of primary age students,
years 1 – 6


“For the past 15 years, our school has always enjoyed using the You Can Do It! Education curricula to help build a student’s positive attitude. This year, we’ve excitedly embraced the newly revised online curricula and it’s only enhanced our love for it. It’s a one stop shop with everything at your fingertips, providing teachers with everything one could possibly need to deliver a wonderful program, ensuring the students are engaged and motivated.”
Anna Vayenas
Primary Teacher, Alphington Grammar School

Now included in the 5th Edition

Brain-based social-emotional learning activities developed by Tammy-Anne Caldwell, one of Australia’s leading educational neuroscience specialist teachers now incorporated into lessons.

why brain-based activities helps students learn

Understanding ‘how and why’ different learning tasks help or hinder the abilities of our students’ brains is enormously empowering as a teacher. To learn what neuroscience has revealed about how the brain influences students’ learning and discover the science behind the learning activities that form part of the You Can Do It! Education Program Achieve lessons read our technical report.

Program details

Best Practice Wellbeing Framework
YCDI! Social-Emotional Learning framework This framework developed by Michael Bernard and his colleagues addresses the aspects of the psychological functioning of young people that lead to poor learning, behaviour, social and emotional outcomes. Negative Attitudes and under-developed Character (values and strengths) help create five Social-Emotional Blockers. Additionally, the framework represents the Positive Attitudes and Character (values, strengths) that support five essential Social-Emotional Skills all contributing to positive outcomes.
Aligned with the ACARA Personal and Social Capability learning continuum
Each social-emotional learning lesson addresses one or more aspects of the ACARA national curriculum’s Personal and Social Capabilities.
32 weekly lessons for each year level
Organised to be delivered across four terms and cover the following topics:
  1. Achievement: Work Confidence (growth mindset), Persistence, Organisation and Teamwork
  2. Relationships: Values, Character Strengths and Getting Along Skills
  3. Wellbeing. Resilience and Happiness (self-awareness, self-management, ABCs of emotions, cognitive restructuring, mindfulness) and
  4. Social-Emotional Blockers: awareness and management of anger, not paying attention, procrastination, worry, feeling down.
Online Lesson Plans
The Program Achieve curriculum has been written by 10 highly experienced teachers in social and emotional learning, along with Professor Michael Bernard. Each lesson begins with a statement of Learning Intentions and Success Criteria followed by a lesson plan that includes the following elements:
  1. Review previous lesson challenge
  2. Engage students
  3. Share learning intentions and success criteria
  4. Explicit teaching
  5. Student activities
  6. Students demonstrate success criteria and reflect
  7. Weekly goal setting challenge
  8. Coaching points for the week
Research backed
Published research shows the benefits of this program on the resilience and wellbeing of primary-age students.


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06. Bullying – The Power to Cope (years 4 – 9)
07. Attitudes and Behaviours for Learning (AB4L): A Professional Development Program to Offer at Your School

E1. Social-Emotional Learning for All: Best Practice of You Can Do It! Education eLearning Course

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