'Positive Puberty Plus' Programme
from Nest Consulting :
Your preferred provider for Auckland & Northland 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 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).
Additional content for Yr 7/8
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.
PUBERTY EDUCATION and NOT SEX EDUCATION!
The teaching material & media utilised is varied, relevant and constantly updated, including:
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.
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
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'.
'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