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Our Sacred Sister Program for 2024 

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Aligning with the Australian Curriculum


Critical & Creative Thinking - Personal & Social Capability

In the HPE curriculum students’ gain knowledge, understanding and skills to help them achieve  successful outcomes in the classroom, leisure, social, and online situations. Students learn how to take positive action to enhance their own and others’ wellbeing. They do this as they examine the nature of their relationships and other factors that influence their own and other people’s beliefs, attitudes, opportunities, decisions, behaviours, and actions. 

 Students assess the impact on the wellbeing of relationships and valuing diversity. They analyze factors that influence emotional responses. They investigate strategies and practices that enhance their own, others’ identity. 

It is expected that all students at appropriate intervals across the continuum of learning from Year 3 to Year 10 will learn about the following: 

• people who are important to them

• strategies for relating to and interacting with others

• assertive behaviour and standing up for themselves

• establishing and managing changing relationships (offline and online)

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Mindful Teens

Dealing with Social Media

  1. Responsibility / Reactivity

  2. How to be mindful in responses

  3. Being a conscious contributor

  4. Empowering self and others

  1. Responsibility versus Reactivity- These two can ultimately have a prominent effect on social media platforms, the simple way we can react to a post, blog, or comment can change the outcome. Here are some great steps to take before we react and/or respond:

  • Take a breath- Always draw a nice deep breath before we respond to any matter, this allows the heart rate to slow down, it allows our mind to gather itself and reconnect to our heart space it also allows us to ground into a much better authentic place to start from. 

This is just some of the wonderful processes we run with our 2021 school programs.

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The Sacred Sister Transition Program

For Girls moving from primary school to high school

Starting at a new school is a normal part of life for girls. However, for some, it can create mixed feelings of stress, anxiety, excitement, and nervousness. These feelings can be due to the insecurity associated with change as well as changes that are occurring in young girls at this time in their lives.

The Sacred Sister Project’s Transition Program is a workshop designed to help our girls with the shift from Primary school to High school. Through years of research and chatting with girls and parents, we have found that at this time there is a crucial turning point for them. They either find the transition to be exciting and fun or they find it to be daunting and challenging. 

We created this program as a follow-on and a power-up from our original TSSP workshop, although it can be run on its own. We go a little deeper with each process, as the girls move into a more mature environment, we delve more into Self-Acceptance and Social Acceptance with our main goal always to empower each girl to discover her own uniqueness and to feel comfortable with this.  We endeavor to have their well-being at the highest point.

These experiences contribute to personal development and the formulation of one’s identity, which is a beautiful realisation. 

If you are a Teacher or Parent and would like The Sacred Sister project to participate at your school please click the link below.

I have had the pleasure of witnessing Jo implement the Sacred Sister program at two schools. The profound affect this program has had on the students is incredible!  She is able to place students at ease, connect with students and inspire students to be the very best version of themselves.  The girls felt safe to open up and become more connected with themselves, their peers and their families.  I have had many students ask if Jo can continue every week because they have gained so much from her sessions.  Thank you Jo!

Michelle Leftwich

Canterbury College

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