Rock and Water for Primary School – Training for Educators

Professional development (PD) Wellington

Posted: 19 February 2021
Notice reference #: 1HAH53

Rock and Water is an evidence-based, scientifically proven programme (latest research 2014, 2019, 2021) used to develop social skills, self-control, self-confidence, emotional awareness, resilience, self-respect and self-realisation for students and adults, using a psycho-physical, holistic approach. 

The programme uses games and exercises to develop wellbeing through strong physical and emotional awareness, mental strength (including practical and effective strategies for developing and maintaining self-regulation (crucial for cortical functioning), positive mental health, reduction of anxiety) and social competency (communication skills, assertiveness, dealing with bullying/violence, acceptance of others etc).

The training is supported by an outstanding NEW full-colour, hard backed manual containing over 220 games and exercises selected to meet the specific challenges of a child's development, and is supported by student reflection journals. The beauty of Rock and Water is the flexibility - you can shape it to meet your (personal, school, logistical) needs, or simply follow the clear sequential structure in the manual. 

The training is focused on delivering Rock and Water to students from Years One to Eight.

Longitudinal research has shown the programme is most effective when delivered by a team of staff.  The goals and values of the programme fit seamlessly within the NZ Curriculum and the Health curriculum in particular. 

Rock and Water is Hauora in action!

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Registration is $580 including GST - includes manual, journal, certification and catering. 


Events summary


28 April 2021 – 29 April 2021

Further information

Contact: Robin Schofield

 (027) 674 8426