The best way for schools to work with us is to become a Reach school partner.

Because supporting the wellbeing of your school is our priority, our partnership options aim to address your school's specific needs in the most effective and sustainable way.

PARTNERSHIP OPTIONS

We offer a variety of partnerships to suit the needs of your school.

INTRODUCTORY - GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER

This level of partnership allows us to work together to understand the specific needs of your school and students.

The workshops featured at this level are for both students and teachers, providing a wholistic approach to wellbeing at your school.

More details about this partnership opportunity are provided below.

FOUNDATION - WORKING TOGETHER

At this level, your school may already be working with Reach but could benefit from more ongoing and intensive involvement.

Alternatively, your school may be looking for a partner who can offer a dynamic and sustainable wellbeing program for students and teachers.

A variety of workshops are offered for students, ranging from large-scale inspirational events to classroom-based school workshops. Professional development for teachers is also offered at this level.

More details about this partnership opportunity are provided below.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL - A DEEPER CONNECTION

Is your school committed to implementing a comprehensive 'whole of school' wellbeing program and looking for trustworthy partners to support these goals?

Reach can work with your school to develop a tailored wellbeing program, consisting of workshops for students that specifically address the needs identified by your school community. These workshops are complemented by professional development for teachers.

In addition to these workshops, Reach provides consultation to address emerging needs and tailors workshops for your school.

More details about this partnership opportunity are provided below.

INTRODUCTORY PARTNERSHIP

As an introductory partner your school can experience some of our most popular and effective workshops, for both students and teachers, in a convenient and accessible way.

The workshops featured at this level are designed to introduce you to Reach and complement the wellbeing program at your school.

WORKSHOP FEATURES
  • Large-scale inspirational Heroes Day workshop (Vic) for Year 9 and 10
  • Large-scale inspirational Leadership Days (NSW) for Year 9 and 10
  • Professional development Finding Heroes workshop (Vic & NSW) for teachers
PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS
  • Increased social and emotional skills of students
  • Improved connection amongst students and between students and teachers
  • Teachers trained to apply a positive education approach in their schools

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FOR STUDENTS

Heroes Days are high impact workshops for up to 500 students in various locations in metropolitan Melbourne. These days create a sense of connection and empathy amongst students, and build resilience and self-belief.  They aim to bring to life the leadership potential in all your students.

Leadership Days engage up to 100 students who have leadership potential.  These days are hosted at the Reach office in Central Sydney, NSW. The workshops aim to ignite students' passion for leadership, as well as to build connection and social and emotional skills.

 

FOR TEACHERS

Finding Heroes is a two day professional development experience for teachers.  It is a unique, youth-led interactive workshop that is the perfect opportunity for teachers to get to know the work of Reach experienced by their students.

Finding Heroes gives teachers the skills to bring positive education into their school.

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Wellbeing in students can lead to higher academic acheivement by:

  • Increasing student motivation
  • Increasing student engagement with learning
  • Increasing student attendance and
  • Decreasing problem behaviour (DEEWR, 2008).

FOUNDATION PARTNERSHIP

Our foundation partners benefit from an ongoing relationship and are offered a range of workshops throughout the year for both students and teachers.

This option supports schools to establish and extend their wellbeing initiatives with a partner who understand the specific needs of the school and its students.

WORKSHOP FEATURES
PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS
  • Increased social and emotional skills of students
  • Improved connection amongst students and between students and teachers
  • Increased resilience of both students and teachers
  • Teachers trained to apply a positive education approach in their schools

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FOR STUDENTS

Heroes Days are high impact workshops for up to 500 students in various locations in metropolitan Melbourne. These days create a sense of connection and empathy amongst students, and build resilience and self-belief.  They aim to bring to life the leadership potential in all your students.

Leadership Days engage up to 100 students who have leadership potential.  These days are hosted at the Reach office in Central Sydney, NSW. The workshops aim to ignite students' passion for leadership, as well as to build connection and social and emotional skills.

 

 

FOR STUDENTS

Our classroom-based Secondary School Workshops are for students from years 7-12. They are delivered in a series of two workshops, ideally scheduled at least two months apart.

These workshops create a positive shift in the class dynamic and develop empathy and awareness among students. Students practise skills to incresae a sense of connection with others, as well as to build their resilience and wellbeing.

FOR TEACHERS

Finding Heroes is a two day professional development experience for teachers.  It is a unique, youth-led interactive workshop that is the perfect opportunity for teachers to get to know the work of Reach experienced by their students.

Finding Heroes gives teachers the skills to bring positive education into their school and enables them to build on the changes in their classroom that occur as a result of the Secondary School Workshops, experienced by students.

We highly recommend the combination of Finding Heroes and Secondary School Workshops as an effective approach to build resilience and social and emotional skills in students.

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“I've seen many Reach workshops and they never fail to deliver. The facilitators make connections with the students so quickly and deal with powerful issues in the lives of adolescents that students would be unlikely to respond to without their expertise."

SUSAN, YEAR 9 COORDINATOR

WHOLE SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP

For those schools that value the impact of wellbeing across their school community, we offer the whole school partnership opportunity.

As a whole school partner we will work with you to design and implement a wellbeing program based on a range of workshops available in our portfolio.

Tailored workshop experiences can also be offered to address the specific needs of students, while ongoing wellbeing consultation is provided to ensure any emerging needs are identified and met.

WORKSHOP FEATURES
  • Large scale inspirational Heroes Day workshop (Vic) for Year 9 and 10s
  • Large scale inspirational Leadership Days (NSW) for Year 9 and 10s
  • Professional Development Finding Heroes workshop (Vic & NSW) for teachers
  • Customised workshops to address specific needs of your students
  • Student wellbeing consultancy and recommendations
  • Workshops across all year levels
PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS
  • Increased social and emotional skills of students
  • Increased 'grit' and feelings of hope for students
  • Improved connection amongst students and between students and teachers
  • Increased resilience for both students and teachers
  • Increased student engagement with learning
  • Stronger understanding and response to student wellbeing needs by teachers
  • Teachers trained to apply a positive education approach in their schools
  • Enhanced culture of wellbeing in school community
FOR STUDENTS

Heroes Days are high impact workshops for up to 500 students in various locations in metropolitan Melbourne. These days create a sense of connection and empathy amongst students, and build resilience and self-belief.  They aim to bring to life the leadership potential in all your students.

Leadership Days engage up to 100 students who have leadership potential.  These days are hosted at the Reach office in Central Sydney, NSW. The workshops aim to ignite students' passion for leadership, as well as to build connection and social and emotional skills.

 

 

 

FOR STUDENTS

Our classroom-based Secondary School Workshops are for students from years 7-12. They are delivered in a series of two workshops, ideally scheduled at least two months apart.

These workshops create a positive shift in the class dynamic and develop empathy and awareness among students. Students practise skills to incresae a sense of connection with others, as well as to build their resilience and wellbeing.

FOR TEACHERS

Finding Heroes is a two day professional development experience for teachers.  It is a unique, youth-led interactive workshop that is the perfect opportunity for teachers to get to know the work of Reach experienced by their students.

Finding Heroes gives teachers the skills to bring positive education into their school and enables them to build on the changes in their classroom that occur as a result of the Secondary School Workshops, experienced by students.

We highly recommend the combination of Finding Heroes and Secondary School Workshops as an effective approach to build resilience and social and emotional skills in students.

FOR STUDENTS

Because every student and school has different wellbeing needs, this partnership option enables us to tailor a workshop design to address any unique challenges being faced.

As well as a range of specialist and flexible workshops opportunities already developed, we have experience in specifically customizing workshops in consultation with your school staff and students.

 

FOR YOUR WELLBEING TEAM

We aim to provide a holistic approach to wellbeing that complements you school’s existing wellbeing framework.

Our team of wellbeing professionals establishes a direct connection with the school’s nominated wellbeing staff, to conduct a targeted needs analysis and offer consultation for individual and group student needs.

Through this process we ensure that Reach’s crew are well briefed to address student needs. The process also ensures schools are adequately prepared to provide the appropriate support to their students, both during and following workshop.

This approach serves to promote the delivery of appropriate support to students participating in Reach workshops, and to strengthen and deepen our partnerships with schools.

Find out more about whole school partnerships

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It's well established that social and emotional skills are essential to wellbeing and academic success. But what are social and emotional skills?

They can include:

  • Self-awareness and the ability to manage emotions
  • the ability to work cooperatively with others
  • the ability to cope with setbacks and
  • the ability to employ strategies and solve problems effectively.

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Adzy is just about the most easy going dude you’ll ever come across. Known by the catchphrase “Just give it heaps!”, Adzy endeavours to live his life by simply keepin’ it real. He enjoys comparing things to cars, going rock-climbing and secretly crushing on Mariah Carey. Adzy helps deliver Fused, Heroes Days and School Workshops.

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WELLBEING

The Reach Wellbeing team works with schools to ensure students are supported before and after a workshop experience.

Although Reach doesn’t provide individual support to young people attending school workshops, Reach can:

  • Provide info and support to secondary school staff to help understand the workshop experience and impact on students.
  • Discuss and offer suggestions to facilitate supported referrals, for individual students; and
  • Offer secondary consultation to school staff, for individual students.

If your students require further support than the school or Reach can provide, please refer to this list of support services.

DOWNLOAD the Reach Wellbeing Policy (PDF)

TESTIMONIALS

"The Reach Foundation workshops are always valuable, and in my experience students are challenged so much in only 90 minutes and come out far more aware of the issues facing them and their peers."

Dave, Student Wellbeing, NSW.


"I was really impressed with the skill of the presenter in encouraging students to openly speak about the challenges they had faced, without forcing them to work too extensively outside of their comfort zones. All students indicated a positive outcome from the workshops, and many have taken the initiative to extend the benefits from the workshop into their greater communities."

Naomi, Year 9 Coordinator, Doncaster Secondary, Vic.


"The Reach workshop was a brilliant eye-opener for the students. It gave many students that feeling that they could finally be open with their peers about their thoughts and feelings and gave some students some much needed recognition. Upon speaking to the students afterwards it was clear to see that they appreciated this opportunity to express themselves and feel "at home" with each other."

Kerrin, Teacher, St Joseph's Secondary, Vic.



Tell us what you think

"I liked that everyone had a chance to speak and share their ideas. This way we could tell how everyone was feeling and the presenters really reached out to us and encouraged us to be more confident."

Maree, Year 9, NT.


"I liked that it encouraged people to open up about how they were feeling. I saw sides to people that I'd never seen before."

Jake, Year 10, Vic.


"It gave me tons more self confidence to be able to speak my opinion and to not be afraid of doing things I want due to being afraid of being judged."

Chris, Year 9, Vic.


"It made me want to open up infront of people and also made me feel more confident. even though i was kind of nervous to get up and speak i loved listening. also it made me realize how much I'm grateful for having my parents and the life I have."

Ahmed, Year 9, NSW.



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