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Cool To Be Me Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

FOUNDATION PHASE
GRADE PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENTAL THEME NATIONAL CURRICULUM STATEMENT
Topics covered
DEVELOPMENT IMPLEMENTATION
Grade 1 Building Blocks Red Feeling happy and safe Beginning Knowledge and Personal and Social well-beingTopics covered: Me, at school, healthy habits, my family, keeping my body safe, my community, pets, manners and responsibilities 2011 2012
Grade 2 Building Blocks Blue Becoming confident and responsible Beginning Knowledge and Personal and Social well-beingTopics covered: Myself and others, everyone is special, transport, people who help us 2012 2013
Grade 3 Building Blocks Green Discovering my inner world Beginning Knowledge and Personal and Social well-beingTopics covered: About me, feelings, keeping my body safe, rights and responsibilities 2013 2014
INTERMEDIATE PHASE
GRADE PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENTAL THEME NATIONAL CURRICULUM STATEMENT
Topics covered
DEVELOPMENT IMPLEMENTATION
Grade 4 Cool to be friends Friendship, community, citizenship Topic 1: Development of the selfTopics covered: Personal strengths, respect for own and others’ bodies, dealing with conflict, emotions, personal experience of working in a group, bullying 2013 2014
Grade 5 Cool to Connect Communication and the use of technology Understanding verbal and non-verbal communication. Developing effective communication skills. Applying what has been learnt so that technology can be used safely and appropriately. 2013 2014
SENIOR PHASE
GRADE PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENTAL THEME NATIONAL CURRICULUM STATEMENT
Topics covered
DEVELOPMENT IMPLEMENTATION
Grade 6 Cool to be me Development of the self Identity, self-worth, unique contribution, diversity, co-creation, choices and harnessing potentialTopics Covered: Positive self-esteem: body image, abilities, interests and potential, peer pressure, problem solving skills in conflict situations

Social responsibility
Topics covered: Caring for people

2008 2009
Grade 7 Cool to Lead Peer group leadership Development of the self in societyTopic covered: Concept: self-image 2012 2012
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"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
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
“I thoroughly enjoyed the feedback to the COOL TO BE ME sessions at Springfield last night. It is a fabulous course and my daughter enjoyed it tremendously. Also from the response of the parents I think they felt the same way.” – Springfield parent
"CTBM has helped me believe in myself and take the pressure off." - 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
"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 is a great programme. It changed my life and helped me feel great about myself." - Grade 6 student

"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 

“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

"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

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