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FRIENDS Program - An Active Approach to Building Reslience

posted Apr 5, 2017, 6:54 PM by Reception @TMCS

In today’s society children, youth and families are faced with a number of stresses and challenges on a day-to-day basis.  Research has shown that children and youth who are resilient (can bounce back and cope with day-today life experiences) are more likely to succeed at school, develop healthy peer relationships and are less likely to develop mental health problems.  Given this information, it is important that we take an active approach in teaching children, youth and families how to build their resiliency when faced with the stresses of life. 

We have invited Jenny Bell from Jenny Bell Oranga to speak to our school community on Monday May 8th at 5:30 and invite you to attend. Jenny will give a short presentation on resilience and the FRIENDS programs. Following that, there will question time and an opportunity to speak privately with Jenny.

You will have the opportunity to enrol your child in a FRIENDS program, run at school and facilitated by Jenny. Groups are small (2 -5 children per group) and we will run multiple groups, based on demand. Jenny is kindly supporting our School community by offering this service at a heavily discounted price.

If you would like to attend this meeting please e mail lboyd@tamahere.school.nz to register your attendance. 

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