The Positive Culture Team is excited to be launching “Extreme”, our single period, personal and community development session. The program will be led by David Karcheski and co-leaders Jill Roberts, Dana Matai and Phil Waddy, each of whom are experienced/skilled in planning and coordinating a range of youth development initiatives. We are also supported by the talents of Chris Harry, Matt Piggott and Sam Mainwairing.
“Extreme” has the overarching goal of developing each student’s sense of connection to the College, through a structured, carnival atmosphere. Educational research overwhelmingly tells us that students are more likely to engage and succeed in their education when they develop a sense of value and belonging to their school. Every student in Year 7 to Year 9 will be attending an Extreme session each week. Each session will run as a group of three or four classes combined (over 12 sessions each week) in the College auditorium. In addition to the overarching goal, “Extreme” aims to enhance personal development through exploration of the following themes:
- School Community (SC): (What it means to be a member of the CBC community)
- Goal Setting (GS):
- Emotional Regulation (ER):
- Dealing with Conflict (DC):
Below, is a copy of the scheduled focus for “Extreme” sessions this term. The WALT (What we are learning today!) for each of this week’s sessions will be “We are learning appropriate ways to support others in our College and House” and students will be participating in a quiz, cup challenge and (for the Harry Potter fans) watching a game of quidditch! The emphasis for the students will be on developing their capacity to support their peers/house mates through a series of fun challenges.
Please don’t hesitate to contact David Karcheski or Tristan Abbott (Dean of Positive Culture), should you have any further queries about the program.