Musselburgh school is very proud to be a ‘Play Is The Way’ (PITW) school.

Play Is The Way is a practical methodology for teaching social and emotional learning using guided play, classroom activities and an empowering language.

Play Is The Way is behaviour education using wisdom, not force.

At Musselburgh school we believe the PITW methodology is the most effective way to develop resilience, self-control and empathy within our tamariki. It is within this programme we encourage students to think, reason and analyse problems in order to make the right decisions.  

The following are the key concepts that we actively teach at our school.

  • Treat Others As You Would Like Them To Treat You.
  • Pursue Your Personal Best No Matter Who You Work With.
  • It Takes Great Strength To Be Sensible.
  • Have Reasons For The Things You Say And Do.
  • Be Brave- Participate To Progress.

For more information please visit the Play Is The Way website

“Let us raise children to be considerate of themselves, others and the world in which they live, with sound reasons for the things they say and do… from this, all else will follow”.
Wilson McCaskill, founder/director of Play Is The Way