Extra Curricular Subjects
EXTRA CURRICULAR SUBJECTS
Throughout the year, extra curricular topics are offered on a rotating basis. Each topic runs for six weeks and provides participants with the opportunity for self development, creative outlet and a range of practical life skills.
The Rebbe Speaks to Women
In a fascinating series, participants explore the Rebbe's wisdom relating to the role of Jewish woman in modern society. Participants come away feeling enriched and empowered as young Jewish women. Topics include the Rebbe's perspective on feminism, work, shlichus, motherhood and child-rearing. Primary sources include sichos, which are learned inside the text, followed by guided discussion.
Negotiation & Mediation
Participants learn negotiation and mediation skills relevant across all life situations, whether it be at home, at work or in school. They explore each of the seven elements in detail through role play and various media. These 7 elements include:
· communication: the state of connection between two people and transfer of messages by speech, writing or other means.
· interests: the needs, concerns, goals, hopes and concerns that motivate the parties.
· options: ideas about how parties might meet interests together.
· standards: criteria parties use to legitimize perspectives.
· alternatives: steps each party takes to satisfy interests outside current negotiation.
· commitments: promises made to build or finalize agreement.
Participants are given a unique opportunity to be part of a renowned educational approach, known as the Nurtured Heart Approach. The Nurtured Heart Approach teaches participants how to bring out the best in each child they may encounter at home or in the classroom, no matter how difficult or special needs that child may be. Through positive reinforcing techniques all negative behaviour can be transformed. This course is a must for anyone involved in chinuch.
Under an experienced educator, participants are given the opportunity to write their own mini curriculum on a chosen topic of research. They then have to present their research. Participants learn how to select target audience, set aims and objectives and how to properly source relevant information.
Counselling and Relationships
Chassidic psychologist and mediator, Kalman Rubin, takes the girls on an interesting journey through the world of interpersonal relationships and marriage, drawing on sources from psychology and chassidus. He teaches students how to build successful interpersonal relationships, with an emphasis on marriage skills. Topics include; finding the right partner, the basics of marriage, communication in marriage, differences between men and women, problem solving, maintaining relationships and self esteem in marriage. It is presented through lecture style sessions and workshops.
The calling to be a well seasoned baalabusta comes to life, with this practical course in cooking and home management skills. Merkos participants learn all the tricks of the trade in how to run and maintain a neat and organised Jewish home. Topics include; time and budget management, specialty shabbos and yom tov dishes and general cooking skills.
Chessed Home Project
Participants volunteer at least 1 hour per week to help a family within the community with home tasks, such as; babysitting, tutoring and light household duties.