YMCA Junior Health

By TBHS | Posted: Sunday April 7, 2024

Year 9 and 10 Students

This will be run alongside the Physical Education and Health programme commencing mid May.

An overview of the programme is below:

The YMCA delivers a healthy relationship and lifestyles programme that applies to everyone, whether they are in a relationship or not, because it covers all kinds of relationships such as friendships and relationships with whanau, this also covers alcohol and the law.

The activities in the programme can help students to think about relationships they already have, and about dating relationships they might have in the future and healthy decisions they can make around substances.

The programme is run over a four week period and has been designed to teach young people essential skills in having healthy relationships and preventing sexual and dating violence and healthy decision making.

The programme taught each year will be appropriate for that age group. The programme is not a sex education programme, but it will include materials and discussion about sexual and relationship violence, consent, dating, relationships, pornography and other related subject matters.

Working with young people is one of the most effective ways of preventing sexual violence. It equips them with relationship skills and behaviours they can carry with them throughout their lives.

Any questions feel free to contact either:

Natasha Dominey natasha@ymcasc.org.nz or

Cameron Gibb (HoD - P.E and Health) gibbca@timaruboys.school.nz

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