Educating the teachers and staff in the framework of transformation that is A Rite of Passage is a fundamentally important step in the process. This is achieved through dedicated PD days that are spent in understanding the framework of what a Rite of Passage is, and how this is relevant to children transitioning into young adults, as well as building in an awareness of how the collective community of staff and parents can support this key transition moment for the students. We also offer additional deeper training opportunities for staff to understand the difference between teaching and facilitating, learning key aspects of holding a safe space, building confidence in sitting with vulnerability and big emotions, and connecting to themselves in a fresh and unique way.
Educating the broader community is a critical component of building the community centred around a common goal of safeguarding our youth and bringing out their best. Part of this process will include keynote talks from Dr Arne Rubinstein around topics that are engaging, relevant and backed by evidence-based research.
We are really keen to assist schools to integrate their well-being programs across the whole school using the Rites of Passage framework.
We believe that this will enable your students to complete their learning journey at your school not only with the academic mastery to further their education or enter the workforce but also providing them with the skills, motivation and passion to make a positive impact on society.
The Rites of Passage Institute would love to partner with your school to see how we can value-add to the offerings you already have to assist your students to thrive and succeed with a strong sense of their unique gifts and talents that they can offer the world.
We believe that in order to be successful a program must: