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Zones of Regulation
This is an initiative that is used throughout the school to assist all students to recognise and regulate their behaviour in positive ways.
The Zones curriculum provides strategies for students to become more aware of, and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, managing their sensory needs and improving their ability to problem solve conflicts.
Students have been taught the common vocabulary used for this program.
The Red Zone is used to describe extremely heightened states of alertness and intense emotions. A person may be elated or experiencing anger, rage, explosive behavior, devastation, or terror when in the Red Zone.
The Yellow Zone is also used to describe a heightened state of alertness and elevated emotions; however, one has some control when they are in the Yellow Zone. A person may be experiencing stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, the wiggles, or nervousness when in the Yellow Zone.
The Green Zone is used to describe a calm state of alertness. A person may be described as happy, focused, content, or ready to learn when in the Green Zone. This is the zone where optimal learning occurs.
The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness and down feelings, such as when one feels sad, tired, sick, or bored.