Ākonga from Year 7-13 attended Attitude presentations on Wednesday, covering subjects encompassing all aspects of total wellbeing.

Attitude is the youth education division of The Parenting Place, dedicated to creatively teaching life skills that will assist teenagers to make life-enhancing choices. The inspirational programmes encompass all aspects of total well-being and are designed to help prevent youth suicide, teen pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), among other problems faced by teens.

Attitude provides health education programmes to high school students. Using a variety of media, and a sometimes lateral approach, Attitude equips teenagers with the information and skills they will need to negotiate their adolescent years and build meaningful lives. The materials, based on credible research and linked to the health curriculum, give young people strategies for solving problems, handling stress and building strong, positive relationships.

We provide these presentations annually to our Year 7-13 students to supplement our Health curriculum with the aim being that the messages provided may help to enhance an aspect of student wellbeing at Twizel Area School.

The topics discussed at developed at age-appropriate levels and include the following:

  • Year 7/8 – Healthy Friendships
  • Year 9/10 – Wellbeing
  • Year 11/12 – Mental health
  • Year 13 – Healthy Relationships

For more information about the Attitude presentations, please visit their website: https://www.attitude.org.nz