Development Workshops

for Learners

As part of our call to build resilience and a culture of well-being, we host regular personal and social development workshops/seminars/talks to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make positive life choices.

Topics include

  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Leadership Development
  • Career Guidance
  • Dealing with Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Boundaries
  • Gender Based Violence
  • Sexual Identity
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Self-Image
  • Self-Harm
  • Substance Abuse
  • Goal Setting

Through facilitating these activities, we prepare and motivate learners in their journey of developing into responsible adults – making a positive contribution to the well-being of their community.

for Educators

Topics include

  • aggression in the classroom,
  • foetal alcohol syndrome disorder,
  • the effect of stress on the body,
  • self-care,
  • grief & loss,
  • understanding behaviour in crisis,
  • gender-based violence,
  • play as means of connecting and creativity,
  • change management.

for Caregivers

The National Education Policy Act (1996) says, “No person shall administer corporal punishment or subject a student to psychological or physical abuse at any educational institution.”

Positive discipline is based on the belief that we can teach and discipline children without breaking their spirit. Once you understand the logic behind your child’s misbehaviour you can then correct their mistaken belief about how to feel loved, powerful and valued in the world.  Positive Parenting teaches discipline that builds your children’s self-esteem, while at the same time correcting their misbehaviour.  With a relationship built on trust and mutual respect, you will retain a positive influence with your children through their teen years and into adulthood.

Despite it now being unlawful to meter out corporal punishment, it has proven difficult for some educators to reconcile with this as they feel they no longer have a way of punishing errant learners. However, discipline and punishment are very different concepts and for educators who are progressive in their outlook, there are many alternatives to corporal punishment in the classroom.

Positive discipline is the process whereby we:

  • identify long-term goals
  • provide warmth and structure
  • understand how children think and feel
  • problem solve.