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Cnr Albert and Queen Sts

Busselton 6280

Western Australia

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BUZ Power Program (Years 6 and 7)

Skills for personal and group power

The focus of the BUZ Power program is to develop the tools and skills for personal and group power – especially enabling students to believe in themselves, believe that they have something to contribute, believe that others have something to contribute and respect others

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8 x 1 hr sessions & a final 2 hr session - In class groups

Students receive an A5 size tool manual and a tool box with 11 different tools (symbols)

 

BUZ Power Outcomes

Provide the students with the skills to develop the tools and skills for personal and group power. These skills include:

  • —The power to cooperate with others

  • —The power believe in yourself

  • —The power stand up for something

  • —The power personal happiness

  • —The power handle feelings

  • —The power communicate

  • —The power grow and change

  • —The power overcome fear and failure

  • —The power bounce back (resilience)

  • —The power make good choices

  • —The power to solve problems

 

 

SOCIAL CIRCLE SKILLS

  • Recognise and demonstrate the BUZ circle skills.

  • Reflect on cooperation skills and gain skills to work with others.

  • Introduced to the “BUZ Power declaration” and the importance of listening.

  • Realise that listening is essential to good communication which is a key to success.

  • Become aware of the different ways people communicate.

SELF CONCEPT, SELF RESPECT, VALUES AND PERSONAL GROWTH

  • Understand that, like a power tool we need energy and recharging.

  • Recognise the ways in which their personal power can be depleted and the things they can do to “recharge their batteries”

  • Reflect on and identify their main inner strengths, communicate and explain their choices.

  • Thinking about what they value and what values they live by.

  • Recognise and communicate their own strengths and respect those of others.

  • Identify with the importance of “being their own best friend” and of respecting and trusting their own unique skills and abilities.

  • Encouraged to make choices independently and think about their values.

  • Examine the motivations for the choices they make.

  • Reflect on their inner strength and what they believe in.

  • Realise that they have the power to make a difference in social situations.

  • Gain an awareness of the importance of growing and the ability to change.

  • Identify their personal strengths and skills, as well as how and when they use them. They also strengthen the ability to ‘reflect on and learn from’.

FRIENDSHIP AND COOPERATION SKILLS

  • Reflect on cooperation skills and gain skills to work with others.

  • Use cooperation skills to complete a group challenge.

  • Understand the power of non verbal communication and effectively use non verbal communication to complete a group challenge.

  • Come up with ideas of how they can work together more effectively.

  • Realise that by working together, thinking as or working as ‘one’ they will have more success.

  • Realise they can achieve greater outcomes if they all work together as a group.

  • To use all of the Power Tools to complete a group/whole class challenge to reinforce all of the skills learnt in the program.

EMOTIONAL COMPETENCE

  • Reflect on the meaning of personal happiness and whether they are doing things regularly that make themselves happy.

  • Identify different feelings and the facial expressions that go with them.

  • Reflect on the destructive power of anger.

  • Realise that anger can be a destructive emotion and we should be careful about the decisions we make when we are angry.

  • Learn the BUZ feelings management Creed.

  • Identify feelings as they arise in the game & create an awareness of communication styles.

RESILIENCE, PROBLEM SOLVING AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

  • Discover that bounce back is about getting up again.

  • Discover their choices have consequences and decisions they make can affect their lives.

  • Define the procedures and skills needed for problem solving and practice.

  • Realise that they have the power to make a difference in social situations.

  • Cooperation skills to solve problems. Empowered to have the tools to overcome their fears and place their trust in an individual or a group to support them.

  • Develop the ability to overcome fear and failure by building trust.

  • To use all of the Power Tools to complete a group/whole class challenge to reinforce all of the skills learnt in the program.