Kia ora and welcome to Rock and Water NZ
Rock and Water is a scientifically proven, evidence-based programme used to develop social skills, self-control, self-confidence, self-respect and self-realisation for students and adults, using a holistic approach.
Rock and Water New Zealand Ltd provide training workshops for educators (teachers, teacher aides, social workers, police officers youth workers, counselors etc). We specialise in training whole staff (Closed workshops), as well as deliver Rock and Water programmes to schools and organisations.
We offer free taster sessions to school staff and organisations
- contact us if you would like to organise a presentation at your school or organisation.
Rock and Water develops empowerment for the participants; connects them to their own strength and feelings, beliefs and values, and allows them to grow into great kids and great men and women, confident in themselves and connected to those around them. The programme develops respect (manaakitanga), caring (whanaungatanga) and solidarity (kotahitanga), using exciting games and exercises to engage, enlighten and empower.
The Rock and Water programme is delivered in many countries around the world by teachers, youth workers, counsellors, police officers etc. It is used in Primary, Intermediate and Secondary Schools across New Zealand, as well as by local social service providers.
The Rock and Water Programme assists participants to live positively in a multicultural society like New Zealand's. By teaching children from 5 years old upwards to recognise and control emotions, understand body language and develop excellent communication skills, participants develop a strong awareness of themselves and of others, and learn to play, learn and live together.
Rock and Water is an incredibly flexible programme and is used in a multitude of ways to meet the needs of whole schools and organisations, classes, small groups or individuals.
It can be used as a powerful social skills/relationship development programme, a very effective anti-bullying tool, as a counselling tool, to help all students (including those with ASD and special needs) to reduce anxiety, develop confidence, body- and emotional awareness, and to develop positive, healthy education and work environments. It can be used to further enhance the progress made with PB4L in schools, as Rock and Water can target all students (the 80, 15 and 5) and it creates a real awareness for educators about how they interact and communicate with our young people.