Peacock Primary, a school in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, implemented a curriculum to help students in Kindergarten to Grade three learn about social emotional skills!


Ms. Ashley Barrett, an English kindergarten teacher at Peacock Primary, teaching social emotional skills to students!

This curriculum is known as the PATHS® curriculum (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) and its purpose is to promote emotional and social competencies as well as reduce aggression and behavior problems. With an increasing need for social emotional learning curriculum, teachers must be the ones to help strengthen the children’s social emotional skills as oftentimes it is something that must be taught.


Ms. Brianna Mullins, a french immersion kindergarten teacher, using Twiggle the turtle to help the students learn the Social Emotional Learning curriculum!

Peacock Primary has taken action and, with the help of the IGA and  the assistance of a PATHS Representative, were able to purchase three kits per grade level.


Ms. Brianna Mullins with Henrietta the hedgehog!

With their new PATHS Friends, Twiggle the turtle and Henrietta the hedgehog, the teachers are able to teach students about classroom rules and emotional vocabulary in a fun and unique way!

The IGA is very proud to have funded this project! A special thank you to Ms. Valarie Sheppard, the School Counsellor, for her contribution to this article!