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Students With Additional Needs(SWAN) News

25/06/2015

Students With Additional Needs (SWAN) News 

 
At Toolooa State High School, we believe there are many ways to achieve success; and actively seek opportunities to promote individual capabilities. In keeping with Toolooa's focus on the holistic development of our students, a number of alternative program offerings were made available during semester one. Two programs that attracted a very positive response from our young male students were "Fit to Commit" and "Who’s the Man?". These two programs encourage successful outcomes through a strengths based approach – where individual talents are nurtured and encouraged. 
 
FIT TO COMMIT utilises boxing and other fitness circuits to promote self-control and resilience. Students engaged with this program off-campus, requiring the group to demonstrate responsible and respectful behaviours with staff who were not connected with our school. 
 
Through this connection, the boys enjoyed an opportunity to build healthy relationships with adults and with other group members. Toolooa staff would like to acknowledge the dedicated support of PCYC staff, who continue to connect with our school, and our students - resulting in rich learning opportunities for staff and students alike. 
 
WHO’S THE MAN promoted open and honest discussions about the issues young men are facing. This program has been developed specifically to promote empowering, positive futures and was well-received by all who participated. The success of learning the key messages associated with this program was closely connected to the highly interactive and engaging delivery model. Toolooa staff would like to acknowledge the support and leadership of David Myles from Rosebury Community Services for his contribution to the success of "Who's the Man?".