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 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 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.

 

LATEST RESEARCH NEWS 

Research by Rutgers WPF and the Trimbos Institute (peer reviewed and published in the international Journal of Sexual Aggression, April 2015) has shown that the psychophysical resilience programme Rock and Water helps to boost self-confidence, curb impulsive behaviour and deter sexually transgressive behaviour in boys.

You can read the full research report HERE

In an outcome study, about 500 boys aged 14 to 17 in nine Dutch vocational schools completed a series of three questionnaires over a six- to seven-month period. The schools were divided into two groups: experimental schools and control schools. Boys in the experimental schools received 14 weekly Rock and Water social competence lessons.

Behavioural outcomes included:

  • Significantly less likely than previously to use verbal manipulation techniques such as insistence, lying, temper outbursts or blackmail to make sexual advances. No such changes were seen in the boys who did not receive the course in their schools.
  • The Rock and Water participants also showed  improvements in terms of self-regulation and self-confidence, meaning they reacted less impulsively and had more faith in their own capabilities.

More details available from the Trimbos Instituut website HERE

 


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Training Workshops Calendar 2015

Rock and Water for Primary Schools

NEW WORKSHOP DATES:

Hamilton April 22nd & 23rd Te Rapa School

Nelson May 8th & 9th

Dunedin June 19th & 20th North East Valley School.

Napier July 24th & 25th

Sth Auckland September 18th & 19th   Manurewa East School

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Three Day Accreditation Training

Upper Hutt May 14th - 16th 2015 YMCA, Somme Rd.

Napier ‚ÄčAugust 20th - 22nd 2015     TBC

Auckland December 2nd - 4th 2015    Manurewa East School.

 

Rock and Water for Children and Adults with ASD

Lower Hutt July 30th & 31st

Auckland  August 13th & 14th

Christchurch August 27th & 28th   Elmwood Club, Heaton Street.

Register online here.

Further workshops may be added - email us if you would like a workshop in your area.

In-house (Closed) workshops are available for whole organisations, clusters etc. Please contact us for more details. 

 

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Rock and Water New Zealand Ltd  is proud to work in conjunction with the international Gadaku Institute. We are the sole providers of training for educators wanting to run Rock and Water Programmes in New Zealand.

 


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"Terrific potential to change young people's lives - school leaders need to be involved in it"

Brendon Henderson
Principal, Tawa Intermediate
December 2013 workshop evaluation


"Fits in perfectly with Glasser and Restorative Justice"

Primary teacher, July 2014


The Office for the Commissioner in New Zealand has produced a report about bullying and anti-violence programmes in New Zealand. Rock and Water is featured in their publication, School Safety (see page 121 of the report).

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