Behaviour Education (K-6) Play is the Way® Workshop One

7 places available

Start:  Thursday 7 July 2022 - 9.00am

Finish: Thursday 7 July 2022 - 3.00pm

Location:  SSTUWA building, 1 West Street, West Perth WA 6005 (off Thomas Street)


About the course

Games help children to habituate patterns of behaviour that are socially effective and culturally appropriate. The PLAY IS THE WAY® Program has proven itself in many schools throughout Australia and New Zealand by achieving significant improvements in the social and emotional competencies and well-being of students.

This one-day open workshop gives you the opportunity to experience the program just as you would deliver it to your children – by doing it! This is not a pencil and paper program but an experiential, powerful and effective program that will develop the necessary social skills of your students – all this playing games!

PLAY IS THE WAY® games engage children’s emotions and call for mastery and control of those emotions to achieve success. By being challenging, the games develop self-motivation and perseverance. They help children to identify the reasons for failure and foster optimism and resilience. Participation in the games will develop the positive social behaviour that improves living and learning.


Free of power-point presentations, the PLAY IS THE WAY® workshop is participatory and interactive. You don’t need to be sporty or fit to attend the workshop but simply be willing to play, enjoy and benefit. Just dress comfortably and reap the rewards. You will:

  • Road test the games and the language that accompanies them.
  • Build your repertoire of skills and strategies to support social behaviour in the classroom.
  • Understand the benefits and outcomes of using games and activities in the classroom.
  • Learn how to establish a program in your classroom.
  • Learn to help children to develop positive, social behaviours that improve living and learning.


$ 120 : Members: Part Time/Relief/Student
$ 240 : Members: Full Time
$ 385 : Non-Members


Morning tea and lunch provided.

We are able to supply a vegetarian or gluten free option. Please advise prior to the event.


Wilson McCaskill

Nominated Audience

K-6 Educators

Trade union training leave - Schools

Members in schools and TAFE colleges are eligible for five days of paid leave per year to attend trade union training (TUT).

To comply with TUT leave requirements applicants must:

  • Submit applications to DoE/principal four weeks prior to the event.
  • Provide DoE/principal with a printed copy of the course program attached to this form.
  • Be nominated by the SSTUWA. See “nominated audience” on the attached course program.

The school will not be charged for the salary of the person attending trade union training - this is covered by the DoE.  However, if a relief teacher is required, this is funded through the school's one line budget.

For school administration
When processing TUT leave applications:

  • Ensure staff attending training have selected TUT Leave in HRMIS.
  • Project code 1471 will be generated within the payment system.


Professional Standards for Teachers in Western Australia

This training relates to the following standards :

Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn
Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community