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Benefits of our programme



The benefits that parents, children and teachers derive from COOL TO BE ME are tangible:

  • COOL TO BE ME helps to create a classroom and home open to sharing and communicating with each other.
  • COOL TO BE ME creates better communication channels between the peer group, teacher and children and children and parents.
  • COOL TO BE ME introduces a consistent conversation and helps us to speak the same language – at home and at school when addressing social and emotional issues.
  • Our COOL TO BE ME programme has a wonderful positive knock-on effect for the whole family.
  • COOL TO BE ME is not restricted to only one grade. It is a whole school programme.
  • COOL TO BE ME assists in developing children who can identify their feelings and express themselves rather than reacting without understanding.
  • COOL TO BE ME offers a consistent approach across the Foundation Phase by using the same characters and story based learning.
  • COOL TO BE ME offers a reassuring link for a child moving up within the Foundation Phase on to the Intermediate Phase.
  • COOL TO BE ME assists schools and parents in eliminating bullying and creating a friendly, supportive school environment that promotes healthy learning and social and emotional development.
For more information:

To set up an appointment, receive more detailed information about the course content and costs, or to sign up for this programme at your school, please click here.

Curriculum

Our lessons are focused around the Foundation Phase (Grades 1-3) and Intermediate phase (grades 4-5) and Senior Phase (Grades 6-7). See an overview of our curriculum.

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CTBM helped me so that if someone says you are ugly, don’t listen to him and in your mind say “I am beautiful and I know who I am.” - Grade 6 student
"CTBM has helped me believe in myself and take the pressure off." - Grade 6 student

"CTBM was so great and wonderful. Today I can express my feelings because of CTBM. I am a good person because of CTBM. I want to say thanks a lot. It’s CTBM." - Grade 6 student

"It was really fun. It was a great learning experience and helped me know who I am and show that everyone is great." - Grade 6 student

"CTBM has helped me believe in myself and take the pressure off." - Grade 6 student

"CTBM is a great programme. It changed my life and helped me feel great about myself." - Grade 6 student
“I just wanted to let you know that I've been reading Bouncing Back and the Telling Truth stories to my kids this past week. We've been reading a few chapters each night before going to bed. My son is four and a half and my daughter six and a half and in Grade 1. They have both absolutely LOVED them! We have had very late bedtimes as they've insisted that I keep reading! Even though they are both so young (and I thought too young which is why I hadn't read them the stories until now), they were completely compelled and fascinated! At the end of the each book, they both without any initiation started discussing some of the themes. After the bouncing back story, they both started to talk about some of things they had learnt in the day. From the 'learn the lesson and move on' refrain, my daughter told me that she had learnt that she can tell her friend NO if she doesn't want to do something! What an important thing to learn!” – Nicole, Cape Town
"Thank you so much. I have always felt like I was weird to make good decisions that were right. Now I don’t feel that way." - Grade 6 student
“My daughter spoke of the programme so much and I know it has had a profound effect on her confidence and acceptance of others.” – Springfield parent

"I now have confidence to say stuff even if people laugh at me." - Grade 6 student

"Thank you so much. I have always felt like I was weird to make good decisions that were right. Now I don’t feel that way." - Grade 6 student 

"It was really fun. It was a great learning experience and helped me know who I am and show that everyone is great." - Grade 6 student
“I would just like to say thank you so much for all you have done for the grade 6 girls through COOL TO BE ME. They are so lucky to have had experienced such profound self-analysis and self-discovery at their age. I think that the work you are doing is so important and the core philosophy of resilient self-esteem is brilliant.” – Springfield parent

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