In addition to the regular business of our John Oliver PAC meeting (hear from Mr. Pedro da Silva, Principal, on school happenings, get update on athletics, the programs we funded in October, music, and (sorry) maybe some fundraising), we have a special guest speaker from the neighbourhood! The meeting is 7-8:10pm in the Learning Commons at John Oliver Secondary.
Rebecca Janke, RSW MSW, is a parent consultant and registered social worker who is a certified Neufeld Consultant. She specializes in promoting positive attachment within the parent-child relationship.
At 7:40pm, Rebecca will introduce herself and provide an outline of the six rites of passage essential to equip youth for adulthood. Her presentation will be based on her recent work with The Quest Course — a fun-filled course designed for teens as they move toward taking their first steps on their own, especially within this pressure-filled era we live in. The course is based on Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s work (www.neufeldinstitute.com) and a developmental approach to adolescence. What are the adventures awaiting our youth? What are the pitfalls that can slow them down? How can they become equipped to boldly step out on their own amazing journey with the skills and character to forge their own path? The Quest Course seeks to provide youth with a road map of the six rites of passage essential to equip our youth for adulthood. www.rebeccajanke.ca
We hope some parents may stay at the end of the meeting and we can speak more with Rebecca and network!