Three-day Accreditation workshop


This workshop covers the whole programme (17 chapters) as well as including enlightening theory sessions about Rock and Water in the NZ Curriculum, boys and girls education, learning styles, personal development, getting started and the theory behind the programme. A comprehensive manual is also supplied for trainees.

Participants on the three-day training regularly experience fantastic personal development for themselves, as well as developing effective teaching skills and learning about an exciting programme.

This is the ideal workshop for those wanting to deliver Rock and Water programmes to participants nine years and older.

Trainees are accredited to deliver Rock and Water programmes to students and clients, but are not allowed to train other facilitators. 

Cost: $695 including GST, manual and catering.

Topics covered

  • Standing Strong - physically and mentally
  • Learning how to deal with pressure
  • Building a Rock Castle
  • Building a Water Castle
  • Rock and Water in verbal confrontations
  • Rock and Water in the playground
  • Rock and Water in relationships - what kind of friend am I? Too Rocky/Watery?
  • Breathing Strength - to extend self-control and physical power
  • Body Language - what is it ? Why it is important. How it affects myself and others
  • Boundaries - feeling, setting, respecting, helping others
  • Intuition - warning signals, tells you what to do
  • How to deal with a threatening group
  • Mental Strength - concentration, visualisation, conviction
  • Inner Strength - the inner compass
  • Group pressure - dynamics, tensions, independence
  • The Three Steps Plan - positive thinking and positive visualisation
  • Sexuality

Optional Closed (In-house) three-day training

A closed three-day training covers the whole Rock and Water programme and is for up to 30 staff from one organisation or cluster. Extra staff may participate by arrangement. Each participant receives a comprehensive manual, certificate and evaluation form. This training cannot be advertised externally or a per delegate fee charged.

Please contact Rock and Water NZ at if you are interested in a Closed Three-Day Workshop.

 2017 Training Dates 

Invercargill         11th - 13th May

Christchurch       8th - 10th June

Buller REAP       22nd - 24th June

Wellington          DATE CHANGE - 29, 30                         June, 1st July

Taiwan                11th - 13th July. 

Sth Aklnd            30th Nov - 2nd Dec


Please contact us if you would like a training programme in your region.

What participants are saying


- Male secondary school teacher

"This experience has empowered me a lot!"

- Alternative education teacher

"Thank you for helping me as a person become more confident and self aware – learning abilities I never knew or thought I had."

- Female primary school teacher

"Loved it"

- Female PE teacher, secondary school

"Excellent course. Feel privileged to have been invited by my school to attend."

- Male PE teacher, secondary school

"It was fantastic. I am personally very grateful for myself, not just my students."

- Female special needs teacher

"It was great and exceeded my expectations –thank you!"

- Female secondary teacher

"Awesome course – everyone should do it. It is so rewarding...very inspirational."

- Female teacher aide

"I absolutely enjoyed this course. I discovered a lot about myself. I’ve grown…thank you so very much."

- Female teacher / Dean, secondary school

"Thank you…this course was better than I had expected or hoped."

- Male teacher, primary school

"Thank you for surprising, educating and inspiring me."

- Male teacher, secondary school

"Thank you for the tools to work better with everyone in my life."

-Male teacher, Alternative Education

"Awesome – keep up the good work"

- Male teacher, secondary school

"Excellent – loved it."

- Male Intermediate school teacher


- Male teacher, secondary school

"A great course. Excellent for me and my teaching."

- Male RTLB

"Brilliant – thank you."

- Former Director, Alternative Education Centre. Secondary School teacher