Positive Puberty Plus


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'Positive Puberty Plus' Programme
from Nest Consulting :

Would you like your tweens to experience a fun, positive, engaging, interactive and informative puberty education, life skills & 
empowerment programme?

Your preferred provider for Primary / Intermediate Schools (also available for youth groups). Now NZ-wide!
The programme includes puberty education alongside parts of our 'Body Talk' Programme looking at self esteem, body image, media awareness, critical thinking skills, emotional intelligence and more. For Year 7/8 additional components of cyber safety, ok/not ok - looking after self and media manners / anti-bullying are included.
Delivered over a full school day and designed at two levels for Yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8.
We meet with the parents for an hour (during an evening), prior to meeting with the children, to discuss with them the course outline, watch a clip of the DVD, answer questions etc.
The following day or some time later we provide a fun educational session for the students (meeting boys and girls separately initially before concluding the group together).

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Topics included (but not limited to):
  • Changes are normal in body & mind.
  • Changes happen at different times for different people.
  • Naming hormones and changes.
  • Particular changes in boys & girls. Physical, social & emotional.
  • How to manage changes. 
  • Personal Hygiene, Nutrition, Hydration, Exercise, Sleep.
  • Body acceptance.
  • Greater responsibility. Building trust.
  • Safe choices for handling changing emotions/feelings. Emotional intelligence.
  • Techniques for good decision making. Critical thinking skills.
  • Self Esteem. Individuality. Body Wonderment.
  • Media influence: 'what's real' . Examples of image tweaking. 
  • Accurate information. Correct words for parts of the body.
  • Simple diagrams of anatomy. 
  • Sharing the good things & fears about becoming a grown up. 
  • Look at pads & tampons (including environmental options). Talk about the "Old days". School policy for disposal. (Girls only).
  • Where to go for answers to questions and or fears: People you trust and have the knowledge.
  • An opportunity for questions (we encourage the use of a sealed question box the week leading up to the programme).

Additional content for Yr 7/8

  • Cyber safety: password protection, privacy settings, reporting & more.
  • OK/Not OK : Looking after self activity.
  • Anti-bullying: Media manners.

There are also occasions where we are asked to include information targeting specific issues for a school: i.e. anti-drug awareness ('huffing'), safe ways to manage stress (addressing self harming issues) etc. Please discuss with us at time of enquiry.



The teaching material & media utilised is varied, relevant and constantly updated, including:

  • PowerPoint
  • Interactive group activities
  • Work sheets
  • Illustrations drawn by Kiwi artist
  • Cartoon clips
  • DVD (Recently updated)
  • Question & Answer session (Anonymous question box)
  • Girls sample bags with products or vouchers
    (Boys sample bags available at an additional cost)
  • Take home information pamphlets
  • Homework / Activity Sheet
  • Parents Evening & take home literature
  • Parent access to puberty / body image book recommendations via website

 Testimonials for course:

June 2016 Endorsement from: Helen Pearson, Principal @ Horizon School: (Programmes delivered at Yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8)  'Parents, learners and teachers were all very impressed with the high quality of the recent Positive Puberty presentation by Nest Consulting. The information was presented both factually and sensitively in a fast-paced and responsive manner. The presenters were positive and used a wide range of games, media and teaching skills to ensure that all learners were engaged and growing in confidence about a very broad range of topics associated with this period in their lives. As a parent of five teenagers and young people myself, and now as a principal of a Christian school, I would have no hesitation in recommending this programme to any school. I am grateful that Robyn and her team have the passion and expertise to support schools and parents in this area and wish them well!'


Feedback from Clendon Park (Yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8 Programmes):

We appreciate your cultural sensitivity. Well done.

The Teachers are raving about you and your Programme. It has been reported to the Board and we will be booking for next time and recommending you to other schools.

You talked with our students about their self worth. This is essential and a starting point to all things. Thank you.

Good length.

Great rapport

Loved the differences between the Yr 5/6 and the Yr 7/8 Programmes.

Sessions seemed well planned so felt it was a good length for students to stay engaged.

Information was so relevant to this digital age

Clear diagrams.

The students were relating to each other and sharing accurate information in class after the Programme.

Students were quick to pay attention and respond to all material presented because it was all relevant and understood.

Educator communicated effectively to children, outline boundaries and communicating strategies e.g.. horn, clapping etc. Students were engaged.

Good speaking pace, kids really understood and were engaged throughout.

I really liked the way you worded things and how you included the kids in the activities.

Really interactive and not too embarrassing!

In the girls session I thought the yoga moves to reduce any discomfort were great.

Great personal messages. Girls very comfortable.

The social media element was really good: I hope the kids will take into consideration the words/activities they use online.

Very positive: loved the interactive activities.

It was awesome! If you have even more interactive things that'd be great.

Awesome rapport with all the children inviting atmosphere made kids feel comfortable. Educator very professional and culturally sensitive.


Feedback from Glendowie (Yr 8):
Teachers: 'Perfectly pitched for this age group'
'Relevant and very current'

'Students engaged throughout'
'The Educator was fun, gentle and very approachable'
'A very calm approach to class control'
Student: 'It all makes sense now!'
'I like that the boys learnt about what's happening for girls too'
'I learnt a lot in the afternoon too. The ok/not ok drama made me think and the body image and cyber 
safety was fun too'.

Feedback from Pt Chevalier (Yr 6):
'Excellent facilitator – pitched content just right.'
'Brilliant lesson with the children. Allowed them to giggle but not getting carried away. Great structure.'
'Great presenter. Very organised and a great programme. See you next year'.
'The Educator was a great teacher and communicator. She answered any questions with confidence & understanding.'
'Quiz was a good way to wrap up'.
'Children were engaged in whole lesson'
'Really great! Well delivered, pitched perfectly, clear boundaries'.
'I only attended parent meeting – open communicator, accessible & friendly.'
'Really good. Looking forward to next year.'


Feedback from Marina View:
'Students were engaged and willing to share their ideas'.
'An excellent presentation and very positive'.
'Very relevant to the students and correctly gauged at students’ level'
'Excellent rapport with students'.
'Very clear. Very well explained. Passionate'.
'Very knowledgeable'.
'Excellent! Well done!'
'Excellent. Established rapport with the students early on in the session. Good strategies to ensure student engagement and discussion'.


Feedback from Western Heights:
'Illustrations/presentations supported the development of new knowledge but not in a way that embarrassed the children. The Educator was fabulous with the children: calm, positive, sense of humour'.
'Length & ‘moving around’ activities were excellent'.
'The Educator held the children’s interest, answered questions, had a fantastic rapport with the children. Information & language used was factual & appropriate for all our Year 5 & 6 students'.
'The Educator was fantastic! Extremely professional, kind, knowledgeable. A great positive learning experience. Thank you '.


"Excellent! Congratulations on such a well run, organised, informative and sensitive session. I have been asked to attend (in a professional capacity) many sessions and this was by far the best from what I heard at the Parent evening and from *******'s feedback. All I can say is keep up the good work! A great foundation for us to build on at home - Thank you." Parent 

"My daughter ******, was very happy with the session. Although she was already well informed, I hadn't covered the emotional side of puberty which she found really helpful. I also thought it was great for her to learn what the opposite sex went through; that it wasn't just a 'girl' thing. I personally thought the video was excellent with the feedback from other children." Parent 
"This programme is great. Not only does it tackle puberty for boys as well as for girls but my son also gained from the other parts of the day especially the media information and how not to compare himself to others so thank you and keep up the good work." Parent 
"I thought it would be really embarassing but it was fun. I learnt a lot." Yr 6 Student 
"The teachers found your approach to be effective and you had a lovely manner with the children." DP West Auckland School 

"This is the 3rd year Nest Consulting have visited our Yr 6 children and we remain very happy with the Programme. Our Parents appreciate the information evening and our young people gain so much from the interactive teaching style & the quality of the class." Team leader South Auckland School 

"I really liked the cartoon and the quiz. I learnt a lot and liked that you let us laugh." Yr 5 Student 

Some of the schools we have most recently visited/booked are:
  • Willow Park (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • Windy Ridge (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • Beach Haven (delivered at Yr 6)
  • Northcote Int (delivered at Yr 7/8) 
  • Glenfield (delivered at Yr 6)
  • Wairau Int (delivered at Yr 7/8) 
  • St Leo's RC (delivered at Yr 6)
  • St Joseph's RC (delivered at Yr 7/8)
  • Devonport (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • Vauxhall (delivered at Yr 6) 
  • Torbay (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • Long Bay (delivered at Yr 6)
  • St John's RC Primary (delivered at Yr 6)
  • Silverdale (delivered at Yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8)
  • Oteha Valley (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • Whenuapai (delivered at Yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8)
  • Marina View (delivered at Yr 6 & Yr 8)
  • Hobsonville Point (delivered at Yr 6)
  • Hobsonville (delivered at Yr 6 & Yr 7/8)
  • Manurewa East (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • Clendon Park (delivered at Yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8)
  • Roscommon Maori unit (delivered at Yr 7/8)
  • Baverstock Oaks (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • Sancta Maria RC (delivered at Yr 6)
  • Papatoetoe East (delivered at Yr 5/6) **booked by Social Worker**
  • Stanhope Road (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • Tamaki (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • Viscount (delivered at Yr 7/8) **booked by Social Worker **
  • Mangere Central (delivered at Yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8)
  • Mangere East (delivered at Yr 7/8)
  • Mangere Bridge (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • St Mary Mackillop RC (delivered at Yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8)
  • Sutton Park (delivered at Yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8) **booked by Social Worker **
  • Takanini (delivered at Yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8)
  • Drury (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • Aka Aka (delivered at Yr 6/7/8)
  • Maungatapere (delivered at Yr 7/8)
  • Brookby (delivered at Yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8)
  • Maraetai Beach (delivered at Yr 6 & 7/8)
  • Ardmore (delivered at Yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8)
  • Stonefields (delivered at Yr 7/8)
  • Churchill Park (delivered at Yr 7/8)
  • Remuera (delivered at Yr 6)
  • Glendowie (delivered at Yr 8) 
  • Titirangi (delivered at Yr 6)
  • Swanson (delivered at Yr 7/8)
  • Waitakere (delivered at yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8)
  • Henderson Valley (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • Summerland (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • Edmonton (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • Henderson North (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • Henderson (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • Western Heights (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • Don Buck (delivered at yr 6 & Yr 7/8)
  • Glendene (delivered at Yr  5/6)
  • Sunnyvale (delivered at Yr 6)
  • Royal Road (delivered at Yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8)
  • Massey (delivered at Yr 6 & Yr 7/8)
  • Kristin College - private (delivered at Yr 5 & Yr 6)
  • Pinehurst College - private (delivered at Yr 6 & Yr 8 & Yr 10)
  • Horizon Christian (delivered at Yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8)
  • Matakana (delivered at Yr 6)
  • Wellsford (delivered at Yr 5/6 & 7/8)
  • Waitoki (delivered at Yr 6/7/8)
  • Dairy Flat (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • Wainui (delivered at Yr 7/8)
  • Huapai (delivered at Yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8)
  • Riverhead (delivered at Yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8)
  • Helensville (delivered at Yr 7/8)
  • Warkworth (delivered at Yr 6)
  • Waikowhai (delivered at Yr 5/6) **booked by Social Worker**
  • Monte Cecilia RC (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • Christ the King RC (delivered at Yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8)
  • May Road (delivered at Yr 5/6) **booked by Social Worker**
  • Point Chevalier (delivered at Yr 6)
  • Richmond Road (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • Freemans Bay (delivered at Yr 6)
  • Bayfield (delivered at Yr 6)
  • Ponsonby (delivered at Yr 6)
  • Baradene College RC for girls (delivered at Yr 10)
All have re-booked for 2017/18!
Christchurch Schools:
  • Wairakei (delivered at Yr 5/6)
  • Marshland (delivered at Yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8)
  • Te Wake Unua (delivered at Yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8)
  • St Peter's (delivered at Yr 5/6 & Yr 7/8)
  • Shirley (delivered at Yr 5/6)

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