Positive Discipline Tool of the Month: Family Meetings

A great way to open up or strengthen the lines of communication within your family is by having weekly family meetings.  Family meetings are an effective tool because all members get to have a voice and the freedom to express themselves.  They also teach important life skills such as respectful communication, problem solving, and responsibility. 

On Wednesday, October 17th, I will be holding my first parent workshop of the year from 7pm-8:30pm in the Drama room. In addition to safeguarding, we will also explore the Positive Discipline approach to family meetings. I hope to see many of you there! 

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Parent Workshop: Counseling, Safeguarding and How to Strengthen the Lines of Communication in the Home

Wednesday, October 17th, at 7pm (19:00) workshop on "Counseling, Safeguarding and How to Strengthen the Lines of Communication in the Home"

Dear Parent(s),

Have you ever struggled with having difficult conversations with your daughters? Do you worry about some of the tough choices they will have to make in adolescence and whether they have the strategies to stay safe? Would you like to learn how to approach some of these issues in non-confrontational ways?  

If you answered "Yes" to any of the above questions, then please join me on Wednesday, October 17th, at 7pm (19:00) for a workshop on "Counseling, Safeguarding and How to Strengthen the Lines of Communication in the Home". During this session, I will review my role as a counselor especially with regard to confidentiality, share some of the lessons I am teaching your daughters in PSHE around staying safe, and discuss the Positive Discipline approach to having difficult conversations and the value of weekly family meetings.

As usual, this workshop will be interactive and experiential so please come willing to participate! Please RSVP using this form so that I may plan materials and refreshments accordingly. 

To get the full benefit of the interactive workshop it best to join us in person, but we understand that some parents are not able to do that due to distance or time. You can still participate by watching the live stream of the workshop on the Seisen Youtube Channel or on the Live Broadcasting page. https://www.seisen.com/student-life/live Viewers of the live broadcast will be able to ask questions in real time using the chat feature. Once the workshop is over the video will be available online. 

Thank you!

Should you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me via phone, e-mail or by booking an appointment using this link. Please note, I realise that some parents are not able to attend evening sessions.  I will coordinate with SPA to find an alternate date to offer this same session as a coffee morning.  Details to follow soon!

Thank you and best wishes,

Cristina Varriale

MS/HS Counselor

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Seisen International School at Nagano Zenkoji Temple

Grade 9 students made the journey to Nagano for a visit to our sister school.

On September 17-19, our Grade 9 students made the journey to Nagano for a visit to our sister school Nagano Seisen Jogakuin Junior High and High School.

Sightseeing with their host families, joining their host sisters for regular classes and club activities (calligraphy, flower arrangement, and tea ceremony), and spending an afternoon at Zenkoji Temple combined to give us all a rich taste and deeper understanding of the culture of the region, in addition to a wonderful opportunity to build new friendships.

Seisen International School students visit their sister school in Nagano.
Seisen International School at Nagano Zenkoji Temple

 

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