Kiama High School project
One of the Youth Workers work from Kiama High School each Friday to assist and mentor any students who may be struggling academically or socially. The project has been running since 2010 and has been an effective link in ensuring Kiama Council maintains links with professionals in education in the Municipality. Since the program began many new initiatives have been created with many joint projects being undertaken. These include:
- Youth Engagement meetings
- Girls Group & Young Men's groups
- Study Skills
- Volunteers program
Young Men's Program
Presented by a qualified male Youth Worker and a range of guest speakers and mentors, this program gives young men guidance aimed at health and fitness education whilst learning important strategies to deal with emotions including anger and frustration in a positive way. Topics include: achieving personal goals, learning about risk and safety outside of the school environment, and developing confidence and self esteem through positive actions and outcomes.
When: Term 1 and Term 4 - 7weeks duration
Who: Kiama High School Years 9 and 10 students
Young Women's Program
Presented by a qualified female Youth Worker this program gives young women an opportunity to learn and develop decision making skills. Topics include: relationships and safe sex, drug and alcohol education, online safety, safe mobile phone use, nutrition and body image.
When: Term 2 and Term 3 - 7weeks duration
Where: SENTRAL & Kiama Pavilion
Who: Kiama High School Years 8 and 9 students
Kiama High School volunteers
Kiama High School students assist Youth Workers each Wednesday during school term from 1.30 – 3pm on a range of programs, events and administrative duties.
Youth Engagement Meeting
This meeting provides students with the opportunity to participate in a full Council meeting and see Local Government in action. The meeting is attended by Kiama Councillors (including the Mayor) and Senior Council staff. Participants can raise suggestions, issues or concerns directly to a full Council meeting.
When: First Thursday in August
Where: Kiama High School 10.30am – 1pm
Who: Kiama High School students.
Year 6 Emotional Transition Program
An interactive learning program designed to assist students to make the transition from primary school to high school. Topics include: identifying stress in yourself, friends and peers, and how and when to get help
When: Term 4 - 90minute session
Where: Primary schools in Kiama LGA
Who: Year 6 students