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School-based Programs

Kingston Youth Services offer a range of FREE personal development workshops and programs to all schools in Kingston that are best suited for students aged between 12-18yrs.

Our programs are designed to complement the school curriculum whilst being responsive to community trends and students need which the curriculum may not cover.

Programs can be delivered in a variety of formats but all are designed around experiential learning and small group activities.

These programs can be tailored to meet the needs of your school or can be offered as pre-packaged programs. If you would like a program tailored to your school’s needs please contact Youth Services to discuss this further.

Programs on offer for 2024

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
Kingston Youth Services have developed a specially curated series of workshops focused on equipping young people to be better prepared for life.
The Healthy Relationships Workshops will increase confidence in ability to build and maintain respectful relationships and increase knowledge of the local supports available to them.

Healthy Relationships – Friendships (ages 12-15)

  • Exploring the values and ethics behind a healthy and respectful friendship
  • Identifying signs of an unhealthy friendship, bullying, etc.
  • Understanding the fundamental elements of, and developing skills on giving and receiving consent

Healthy Relationships – Partners and Romantic Relationships, Friendships (ages 16-18)

  • Exploring the values and ethics behind a healthy and respectful relationship
  • Identifying signs of an unhealthy relationship, abuse, etc.
  • Understanding the fundamental elements of, and developing skills on giving and receiving consent

All participants will be provided a safe space to ask questions and speak to their own experiences. Participants will be provided with support, information, and referral services they can access after the session. Delivery is over three hourly sessions.

GRADE SIX SUPPORT PROGRAM
Moving from primary to secondary school can be tough and very challenging for many young people. The Grade Six Support Program consists of three sessions delivered over three weeks. Each session is designed to support, inform and resource young people with the skills and tools they need to navigate this transition. All sessions include a variety of resilience building activities and focused informed discussions.
Exclusive to Grade 6 students and includes accompanying free online parent information session is offered to provide support and information to parents.

YEAR 7 ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM
Starting high school can often be a time of significant change with complex emotions. Youth Services would like to work with schools creating a safe and inclusive space specifically for Year 7 students to engage and explore creating healthy relationships with their peers. The Year 7 Engagement Program has flexible program delivery options with sessions designed to cover individual school requests for topics.
Exclusive to Year 7 students.

LUNCHTIME ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS
Youth Services will attend your school during lunchtime offering activities, prizes and raising awareness of what’s on offer by Kingston Youth Services. Activities can be tailored to your identified needs.
Option for year level specific cohorts or for junior/senior groups.

AWARENESS DAYS / EXPOS
Youth Services can provide support to your students in the planning and running of awareness day activities and/or expos or delivery activities for days such as: IDAHOBIT, Harmony Day, Wear it Purple, NAIDOC Week, World Kindness Day, R U OK? Day, Mental Health Week etc.
Suited to all students.

VCE / VCAL
Please discuss your individual needs with us so we can tailor a specific program for VCE and VCAL students.

SKILLS WORKSHOPS
For more information on our Work Ready and Money Matters workshops and how we can run this at your school, click here.

KINGSTON YOUTH SERVICES INFORMATION SESSION
A 10-15 minute run down on what’s on offer by Kingston Youth Services. This is followed by open question time, where questions may relate to Kingston Youth Services programs, relationships, mental health and general youth issues. Students will receive promotional material from Kingston Youth Services.
Suited to all students.
Please note: this program can be adapted into an informal lunchtime session.


To speak with our Youth Team:
Call 1300 369 436 or send us an email at youth.services@kingston.vic.gov.au