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Success Stories

Second Step in Australia and New Zealand

Briar Road Public School truly embodies the principles of social-emotional learning, by lifting up and listening to student voice, engaging in authentic partnerships with families and community, and ensuring that SEL is being taught through culturally appropriate practices. Watch the video below to learn about their journey with Second Step. 

The educators and students at Belmont State School in Brisbane discuss why they chose the Second Step Social Emotional Learning program and how it's positively impacted their school community. 

Learn how Second Step has helped to improve the social and emotional wellbeing and behaviour of students and boosted the overall school climate at New River Primary School in New Zealand.

 Second Step in Action: See what students in a Year 4 class learn in a Second Step lesson.

Hear how Briar Road Public School have successfully integrated Second Step lessons and SEL within their existing PBL (Positive Behaviour for Learning) framework using student data to drive every decision.

Tara, 2Inspire Tutoring


Second Step is a well-researched, age appropriate and effective social-emotional learning program that can be integrated into a classroom and whole-school environment.

I love the no-prep! I love the engagement from the kids! I love the simplicity of the strategies! And, It works! I use Second Step for ages 12-14 in the community. I know talking about social issues and emotional responses of themselves and others helps these teens to navigate through some difficult events.

Ros, Guidance Officer


There’s a plethora of programs to choose from, but from the three criteria we had; 

1) A program that is teacher friendly, 2) evidence-based and

3) comprehensively covers CASEL's 5 core competencies, Second Step was the program that ticked all the boxes and exceeded the other programs on offer.

Tracy, Learning & Behaviour Resource Teacher

New Zealand 

Both teachers and students are saying really positive things about the program with the students in particular loving the songs, games, puppets and discussions. Our principal has said they have found the number of Office Discipline Referral's have halved since beginning Second Step. She also feels that Second Step is good for the adults as well as the students in the school!

Getting on Track in Time - Got It!

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Positive Pieces Education works with the NSW Health Got It! Program to deliver Second Step as the Universal Social Emotional Learning program to Got It! schools across New South Wales.

Click to read the implementation report

"The adoption of Second Step as a guiding social-emotional learning program within the universal program of Got It! displayed signs of positive program implementation, delivery and impact."

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