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GROWING UP, GROWING STRONG PROGRAM

GROWING STRONG PROGRAM

October School Holidays, Melbourne

Monday 1st, Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th October

A four day program to support your daughter to feel confident in who she is as she transitions into the teen years.

This program works with girls from 10 to 13 years to support them to deepen in their knowing of who they are and the qualities that they have to offer. The program focuses on working with the girls to recognise that they have within them an amazing beauty that is to be celebrated and shared with others.

We understand that there are many pressures that young girls face growing up today and that these can influence how they feel about themselves and their relationships with others. Through supporting girls to recognise their qualities and build a deeper appreciation of themselves, it develops a foundation within them that supports them to feel confident in who they are and build a steadiness to be able to walk this through life.

The educators

Kristy Wood-  Kristy Wood is a primary school teacher who has extensive experience writing and delivering social and emotional wellbeing programs in schools. She has worked in youth suicide prevention and is passionate about supporting young people to know their worth and feel confident in who they are.

Emilia Power- blurb

Madeline Power- blurb

Bev Carter- blurb

Sara Harris- blurb

 

Course Outline-

DAY ONE

9am               Meet the group
This is a time where the girls get to know each other and build connections with each other.

10am             Movement Session with Bev Carter
This is a fun movement to music session that supports girls to feel confident in their bodies and in expressing themselves with others.

10:30am       Morning Tea

11am             Understanding Friendships
During this session we explore the dynamics that can occur in friendships, looking at why and how these occur and what can play out in friendship dynamics, especially during times of change. This session aims to build understanding of relationships as a first step to building more supportive relationships.

12:30pm       Lunch

1:10pm          Body Confidence, Beautiful You & Self-Appreciation
During this session we work with the girls to support them to recognise their strengths and qualities and the importance of appreciating these. During this session the girls make and create personalised journals that they will be able to keep and add too throughout the year.

3pm               Finish

 

DAY TWO

9am               Group Games
This is a time where the girls come together, have a check in circle and then participate in fun games that support them to develop team work and communication skills.

10am             Movement Session with Bev Carter
This is a fun movement to music session that supports girls to feel confident in their bodies and in expressing themselves with others.

10:30am       Morning Tea

11am             Being your own Best Friend
During this session we explore how we can develop a relationship with ourselves that is one that nurtures and supports us. We will look at the quality of our self-talk and how we can look after ourselves to build a steadiness and confidence in who we are.

 

12pm             Hair braiding and Hair Designs
This is a fun session where we have a hair dresser come in and work with the girls to teach them some hair design and hair care tips and the girls have fun creating and styling their hair.

 

1pm               LUNCH

 

1:40pm          Periods and Body Changes
During this session Women’s Health expert Sara Harris will come in to explain the period cycle to the girls and answer any questions they may have.

3pm               Finish

 

DAY THREE

9am               Building Solid Friendships
In this session we explore how the quality of relationship we have with ourselves can influence the quality of relationships that we have with others. We look at what are some of the key foundations to being able to build supportive friendships with others

10am             Movement Session with Bev Carter
This is a fun movement to music session that supports girls to feel confident in their bodies and in expressing themselves with others.

10:30am       Morning Tea

11am             Communication and Expression
In this session we look at how we can communicate and develop confidence in learning to express ourselves with others. We look at what can happen when we stop ourselves from expressing and how we can express in ways that deepen our connections with others.

12pm             Group Cooking Activity
The girls work together to cook and create a healthy lunch that they will share together.

1pm               LUNCH

1:40pm          Who are your Role Models?
During this session we explore the topic of role models, looking at who inspires us and how they inspire us. We look at how we can observe and appreciate the qualities of others and learn from them.

 

 

2:30pm          Art Activity-

3pm               Finish

 

DAY FOUR

9am               Singing and Expression Session
During this session local Melbourne artists Tina Kopa and Rachel Kane work with the girls in a fun and interactive session to develop their confidence in singing and expressing themselves in a group.

10am             Movement Session with Bev Carter
This is a fun movement to music session that supports girls to feel confident in their bodies and in expressing themselves with others.

10:30am       Morning Tea

11am             Taking Your Next Steps
In this session we support the girls to reflect on the qualities and strengths that they each have. We look at how these can be utilised and grown as they make their next steps. We explore the question- what qualities would you like to have as an adult and how can you use your teen years as a time to build these.

12:30pm       Walking with Confidence
In this session we look at posture and the way we hold ourselves and how this can influence how we feel and what it communicates to others. Girls have the experience of looking at how they can move with more confidence by being aware of their posture.

1pm               LUNCH

1:40pm          Supporting Ourselves
In this session we look at what we can do to support ourselves through moments of change. The girls are given the opportunity to share what they find works well for them and inspire and learn from each other. We look at how to identify when we may need support and how we can communicate our needs with others.

3pm               Finish

 

6pm               Graduation and celebration dinner with families
The girls will work together to design what they would like the evening to be and then they will invite along significant people to enjoy the night with them.

 

 

Age Group:                 10-13 years

Duration:                     4 day program

Group Size:                 We keep the program limited to 20 girls so that they can develop connections and feel supported in an intimate group.

Cost:                            $400

​What to bring:             Morning Tea and Lunch

 

This program recognises that transitioning into high school and the teen years is a time of significant change for young people. This workshop provides the opportunity for young people to discuss and explore some of the changes that are occurring within their life and to reflect and express their thoughts and feelings about this time of change.

 

The focus of this program is to support students' social and emotional wellbeing by working with them to identify their qualities and strengths. The program incorporates group work and encouraging students to explore what each person brings and offers to the class cohort and how their personal skills and qualities are appreciated by and inspire others.

 

Students are supported to explore how they would like their teen years to be and the steps that they can put in place to support themselves in building the foundation to have a solid sense of self and be confident in who they are and how they express themselves in the world.
 

This program is designed to support students to:
 

  • Explore some of the images they see around what it means to be a teenager
     

  • Share their thoughts and feelings around what they would like for themselves in their teen years and beyond
     

  • Look at how they can support themselves as they make this transition and the importance of building and maintaining quality connections with others
     

  • Learning how to ask for support and being aware of how they are feeling and how they can communicate this to others
     

  • Identify and appreciate their strengths and qualities and look at how they can build on these to develop greater confidence in themselves
     

Years:                           6

Duration:                     4 day program

Group Size:                 We keep the program limited to 20 girls so that they can develop connections and feel supported in an intimate group.

Cost:                            $400