Early School Closure – 1.05 pm Friday 2 June

Re:  Early School Closure – 1.05 pm Friday 2 June

On Friday 2 June 2017, Southland Boys’ High School will be closing early at  1.05 p.m.  This is so that staff can attend a professional development training session with Chris Bowden.  Chris Bowden is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Victoria University, Wellington.  He lectures in child, adolescent and lifespan development and in youth issues.

The staff professional learning will focus on:
§  identifying and supporting vulnerable students to encourage help seeking, coping, resiliency, using a strengths and solutions focussed approach

Chris Bowden will also be holding parent evenings in Invercargill, Gore and Winton which will focus on the following topics:
§  knowing your teen – connections, communication and caring
§  recognising warning signs
§  supporting young people – tips and strategies – dos and don’ts
§  talking to teens and dealing with push back
§  solutions focussed approach to helping teens develop good coping skills
§  building resiliency

At present we do not have dates or times for these meetings, but we will let you know as soon as they have been confirmed.

Recently the Clinical Advisory Service Aotearoa (CASA) recommended the following video for parents who are concerned about their teens.  The video B.R.A.V.E. is available through the LeVa website https://www.youtube.com/watch?-eloUUm21UMU

Ngā mihi nui
Senior Leadership Team 
Southland Boys’ High School

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