Friends, family and fun at GirlPower workshop
On Monday 14 March, PLC Sydney Junior School hosted GirlPower – a skills-based program presented by internationally renowned expert Dana Kerford from Canada. It empowers girls with the skills, language and self-confidence to be better friends and develop healthier relationships. Students learn what’s normal in a friendship, the difference between healthy and unhealthy friends, and how to stand up for themselves.
The day began with a breakfast and workshop for Years 1 and 2 and their parents that focused on learning friendship skills. Students, parents and teachers were then presented with a 'common language' to assist them in identifying ‘Friendship Fires’ and communicate positive solutions.
After school students in Years 3-6, their parents and members of the broader community were invited to attend the ‘Language of Friendship’ workshop. The event was very well-received and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.
Social-emotional learning and holistic education are an integral part of PLC Sydney’s philosophy. The GirlPower friendship program supports and reinforces these values.
Thank you to staff, students and parents for participating in this enjoyable and worthwhile program.