The Girls Leadership Program provides Year 7 & 8 Girls with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills via an interactive online program and face to face forum. The aim of the program is to encourage young girls to continue their leadership journey through the early years of secondary school enabling them to become positive role models as they develop into future leaders.
There are three components to the program:
Designed to introduce participants to the themes explored in the program, girls will have the opportunity to hear from those that have previously participated in the program.
In 2020 Introductory Forums will be held online on Monday April 27, Thursday June 18 & Thursday August 27.
The online program is made up of six 20 minute modules and includes the following topics:
Your leadership Spirit – This module introduces the girls to a range of leadership values to help them to identify their own leadership spirit. Participants will also hear from Leadership Ambassador, Sophie Molineux on what values define her leadership spirit.
Ignite your can do – In this module, participants begin to identify their strengths and learn to focus on what they can do rather than what they can’t do. In addition, the girls will also acknowledge the feeling associated with a ‘can do’ mindset versus a ‘can’t do’ mindset.
Stand Up – This module gives participants strategies to use when required to standup for themselves and others. Along with the appropriate strategies the girls are also taught when the appropriate time is to stand up for themselves and others and here from our Leadership Ambassadors about times when they have had to stand up for themselves and others.
Stand Strong – In this module participants are introduced to how their confidence can be influenced by something as simple as body language. Through the help of our Leadership Ambassadors, participants are asked to reflect on how they feel when practicing strong poses versus timid poses.
Your resilience superpower – This module introduces the participants to what resilience is and how to identify when they have a high level of energy and when their energy is quite low. They will also hear from our Leadership Ambassadors on how they feel when their resilience power is full, half and empty and how they manage this.
Striving for the Stars – The final modules leads the participants through goal setting. Participants hear from our Leadership Ambassadors and begin to think about their own goal; why it is important to them and what barriers are in the way of them getting there.
This final day rounds out the learnings of the online program and provides girls with the opportunity to network with like-minded aspiring young leaders. Students are involved in face to face workshops and have the opportunity to hear from those who hold current leadership positions within sport and business. The leadership breakfast is hosted in locations in Melbourne and regionally throughout the year.
Please Note: Due to the ongoing public health challenges involving COVID-19, these breakfasts are still yet to be confirmed.
Schools may nominate year 7 and 8 girls from their school for the program.
Applications are now open to the Thursday August 27 online forum.
The Mascot Challenge has been developed to assist Foundation to Grade 2 students in developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy.
The program will promote active lifestyles and assist students in achieving 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity activity on most days of the week as outlined in the Australian Physical Activity Guidelines. The Mascot Challenge achieves this by spending 10 minutes a day developing fundamental skills that will assist them in remaining physically active later in life.
As part of the challenge, each day participants will undertake activities designed to challenge them at their own pace in a fun and inclusive environment. To measure their development, each activity has a target that must be achieved before students can move on to the next activity. Students will be able to track their progress each day on the class tally board (included).
Also included are four easy to follow activity cards and posters that show each week’s activities.
Simply place the posters and activity cards where all students can see them and with your assistance, work through each activity. As part of the Mascot Challenge, we have provided a guide that provides examples of how to best integrate cricket within the Health and Physical Education curriculum. The Mascot Challenge can also be used as an effective breakout activity for your students which will allow them to concentrate for longer periods in the classroom.
This will assist in allowing the fundamental motor skills developed as part of the challenge to be successfully nurtured in day to day class activities.
Mascot Challenge Free Program includes digital resources & video’s sent with registration.
Mascot Challenge Silver Program includes video lesson resources, digital lesson plans, 30 stress balls per school. Cost is $150 per school. Please register through the Sporting Schools Website
Mascot Challenge Gold Program includes Teacher Resource pack (1 per class), certificates, stickers, video lesson resource, 1 stress ball per participant. Cost is $150 per class. Please register through the Sporting Schools Website
Cricket In Schools
If you’re looking for a fun activity that promotes teamwork and keeps your students active, cricket is a great option! We offer a range of support for teachers who are looking to develop cricket within their school.
Woolworths Cricket Blast Health & PE is a four-week curriculum aligned program that is fun and exciting for students of all abilities and is simple for teachers to deliver, no matter what your current knowledge of cricket is.
There are 4 programs: F-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-10.
By offering Woolworths Cricket Blast Health & PE program at your school, you are giving the students the chance to experience a fun and safe skills program that is aimed to help students learn to play cricket just like their Australian cricket heroes.
The Woolworths Cricket Blast School Cups are super fun, social, safe and gives participants a taste of the Woolworths Cricket Blast Program available through your local club.
The competition gives girls and boys the opportunity to play four action packed games of cricket in an active and social setting – all on the one day in a gala day format. Every player gets a chance to bat, bowl and field. It’s an exciting atmosphere, complete with music and dancing just like the Big Bash.
The Woolworths Cricket Blast School Cup competition is:
Free to all schools
Teacher friendly with easy to understand rules
Encourages team work, communication and leadership
can be run as either an inter or intra school competition