The Rock and Water program is an experience that provides young people and adults a pathway to self-awareness, and increased self-confidence and social functioning. The workshop is relevant to; Principals, Assistant Principals, School Teachers, Youth Workers, Health Professionals and Community Support Services. Completing Rock and Water Training will contribute up to 21 hours of NESA registered PD addressing 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.3.2 and 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
The Rock and Water program was developed by Dutch educator and author Freerk Ykema, and has been taught to over 15,000 teachers and youth workers in Australia since 1998. Today, more than 35,000 teachers in 14 countries have trained approximately 2 million students.Lighthouse Education delivers the Rock and Water training programs in NSW, ACT and Tasmania, in partnership with the Gadaku Institute and Freek Ykema.
Brian is a sincere and genuine person. His passion for the Rock and Water concepts is well received by a very diverse group of staff. His understanding of social justice issues is notable and the application of the Rock and Water program in an Edmund Rice Catholic School strongly supports the ethos and cultural characteristics of such schools. Outstanding! St. Joseph’s Nudgee College 2012
I have been enduring PD for 18 years, and I can unequivocally state that this is without a doubt the greatest course I have been to. The blend of practice and theory had me constantly pondering upon when I get back to school that I will be able to make a great difference on the current situation and the future direction of the students in my charge. The way you presented with such knowledge, humour, real world experience and, most importantly, respect, led me to be centred and aware of what Rock and Water can do for members of our society. You have brought centredness and focus to my life. God bless. Holy Family Primary, Gowrie 2012
Fantastic to have the facilitator, Brian, to develop the exercises for everyday classroom structures. He is strong, grounded and disciplined in his delivery. This is excellent role-modelling for us. Thankyou. Brian’s life skills are valuable in this. It reminds us that we all bring skills and experiences in to our work that are valuable but not always valued. He created a positive environment so that we could participate fully.
An absolutely outstanding program delivered in the most professional manner. Our group was totally absorbed in the program due to Brian’s personable manner, his passion, and his understanding of the challenges young people face. The program provided us with the knowledge to establish a solid connection with who we are, both from a physical and emotional sense. This program is extremely powerful for the development and well-being of all young people. It has the potential to recue lives!
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