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Castle Hill High School

Castle Hill High School

Truth is Strength

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Mentoring

Mentoring

Castle Hill High School has implemented a mentoring program for Girls and Boys. Junior mentoring caters towards Year 8, 9 and 10 and the Senior mentoring for Years 11 and 12. Please see the individual pages for specifics on each strain.

Junior Girls Mentoring

Castle Hill High school is currently implementing a mentoring program for girls. The junior element of this program currently consists of female students across years Eight, Nine and Ten. The Girls Mentoring Program focuses on socially and ethically empowering female students in a rapidly changing environment. The structure of the program consists of a central pastoral care group and regular workshops. The girls are given opportunities to develop their leadership skills and are also given support and guidance academically and socially.

Fundraising

In term 1, 2015, the girls worked tirelessly to help raise money and awareness for Leukaemia. Lara-Marie of year 8 bravely chose to shave her hair in support for the Worlds Greatest Shave. The girls mentoring helped to raise money by brining baked goods and food to sell at recess and lunch the week before the shave as well as selling raffle tickets. On the day of the shave the girls walked around the assembly to help collect $1 and $2 donations from the students and teachers.

Community work

The girls have also been involved in raising awareness about body image to help encourage their fellow peers to be body positive. The girls made an announcement at assembly in week 5 of term 4 and created a video to help raise awareness about this issue which was shown to the whole school in assembly in week 10, term 4.

 

Senior Boys Mentoring

This group began in 2010 with 29 fine young men. This year there are 41 in our group. Our mandate is to improve the HSC performance of Year 12 boys. The boys are set challenges which they are expected to complete. It is about using the HSC to show just how good they can be. They will experience tough times and have to do things that they are not always happy doing but it is an opportunity to develop some resiliency and to then look back and to see they could achieve something big when they put their minds to it. Our focus is on doing all the little things right and working on the process and not worrying about the result. The boys are expected to use their diaries and to develop revision plans and schedules. They are in one of five teams and they are rewarded with points when they complete the challenges. The team who is placed fifth has to complete school service and cook the BBQ for the rest of the group. It is about having fun but also working hard and smart towards HSC and success later in life.

More information can be found in the powerpoint below: