Positive Puberty Programme

By Rebecca Meek | Posted: Wednesday July 1, 2020

As part of the Oamaru Intermediate School Year 7 Health and PE Curriculum, your child will be taking part in the schools Positive Puberty programme. The learning outcomes for this unit will enable the students to work towards the achievement objectives of Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum.

(Translation in Tongan - see attachment)

This unit of work will provide students with the knowledge, understandings and skills to develop positive attitudes towards the changes that they will experience during puberty.

Through the key concepts of this unit, students will learn about:

  • The physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual growth and development that occurs and the new needs that arise during puberty;
  • Strategies to manage the changes they will experience;
  • Factors that influence their choices during puberty (including their families, their peers and the media);
  • Their feelings, rights and responsibilities;
  • How to identify instances of discrimination and take positive action in such cases;
  • Positive self-image.

Lesson topics will include:

  1. Growth Rates

  2. Changes at Puberty

  3. Physical Changes

  4. Coping with changes

  5. Daily Routines

  6. Questions and answers

  7. Teasing and other pressures

  8. Advertising and Puberty

  9. Having a positive self-image

If you would like to discuss the programme please contact your child’s teacher. Should you wish your son or daughter to be withdrawn from the class while a specific aspect of the programme is being taught, please make this known in writing to the Principal.

Year 8 teachers will be following a similar programme going over what they learnt last year.

If you have any questions regarding this programme please contact your classroom teacher.

Kind regards

Year 7 & 8 Teachers