Round Square Explorers cultivate their understanding of themselves, their personality, values, attitudes, strengths and weaknesses, through personal discovery, reflection and analysis of their actions and reactions.

They develop their ability to practice mindfulness, pausing to centre their attention on the present moment and tune in to their feelings, sensations, thoughts, and environment. They discover and reflect on their values, beliefs, biases, culture virtues and character strengths, and how to use them.

Their developing understanding of how these influence their interactions with the world leads to growth and change, better decision-making, and the ability to set and achieve learning goals.

Case studies

There is a range of examples of how our schools are developing a sense of self awareness within their students for Round Square schools.


There is a wide range of teaching resources, lesson plans and other collateral linked with developing self awareness is available for Round Square schools.