Our Courses

Our education courses support families to help build a more positive and nurturing home environ­ment for their children so they can have healthy family relationships and build happier lives.

About our Courses

The courses run in line with school terms. They are usually run as one session per week and vary in duration from five to eight weeks.

We are delighted to be able to offer these courses FREE, however registration is essential, to register your interest click here. If you would like to enquire you can Contact Us or phone 06 843 7280.

Current Courses

CourseCourse DatesDayTimeDurationVenueRegister Interest
Positive Parenting
Term 3 2017
7th August
- 11th September
Mondays9.30am - 12.00pm6 weeksNapier Family Centre.
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Parenting Teenagers
Term 3 2017
7th August
- 4th September
Mondays7.00pm - 9.30pm5 weeksNapier Family Centre. Register interest
Strengthening Your Step Family
Term 3 2017
16th August
- 20th September
Wednesdays7.00pm - 9.30pm6 weeksNapier Family Centre. Register interest
Just for Kids
Term 3 2017
17th August
- 21st September
Thursdays 3.30pm - 5.00pm6 weeksNapier Baptist ChurchRegister interest
The Incredible Years
Term 3 2017
15th August
- 28th November
(break for school holidays)
Tuesdaystbc14 weeksNapier Family Centre. Register interest

Our Courses for Children

Just for Kids

The course is activity based and helps children explore issues such as strong feelings, building confidence and social skills through interaction, team building and fun. Groups are run by two trained, experienced facilitators.

Duration: 6 weeks
Frequency: 1 session per week
Who’s it for? Boys and Girls 7-10 years of age
Group size: up to 10 children

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Emerge

This course is activity based and helps children develop social skills and confidence. They explore issues such as how to deal with bullying and anger in a fun, supportive environment. The course teaches strategies around building positive friendships and healthy living. Emerge is run by two trained facilitators.

Duration: 8 weeks
Frequency: 1 session per week
Who’s it for? Boys and Girls 10-12 years of age
Group size: up to 10 children

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Courses for Adults

The Incredible Years

The Incredible Years is a research-based programme that aims to increase children’s social competence at home, early childhood centre and school. The programme also helps to develop positive family relationships, provide parents with strategies and a support network for parents. There is no cost to attend.
What the course covers:
• Play / Special times
• Praise & Rewards
• Effective Limit Setting
• Preventing & Handling misbehaviour
• Problem solving
• Communication
Programme Details:
• Day and night programmes offered twice a year (usually February and August)
• For Mothers, fathers and caregivers only (sorry no children) – bring a support person if you wish.
• Duration: 14 weeks( breaks for school holidays)
• Frequency: 1 session per week, each session is 2.5 hours
• Who’s it for? Those caring for children between 3-8 years.
• Group size: up to 14 parents with two facilitators.
Course Leaders:
Heather Osbourne and Catherine Wathey
Napier Family Centre

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Strengthening your Step Family

There’s a new dynamic in many families as divorce, separation, re-partnering, re-marrying, new babies, step siblings etc, creates a new-look family. Step parenting has it’s own set of challenges and this course will help you develop strategies for finding ways to cope with the challenges and share the joys of step families while developing your vision and family values.

Duration: 6 weeks
Frequency: 1 session per week
Who’s it for? Couples where the family includes step-children
Group size: up to 8 couples

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Women’s Wellbeing

This offers women a safe environment to be involved with a group exploring ways to develop confidence within the themes of goal-setting, self esteem, assertiveness, personal boundaries, nutrition, women’s health and interview skills. Our trained, experienced facilitators have run this popular course for many years and women who attend have given great feedback about the benefits of learning strategies for self-care in the supportive environment of others who understand where you’re at.

Duration: 5 weeks
Frequency: 1 session per week
Who’s it for? Open to all women
Group size: up to 14 women

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Positive Parenting

Parenting strategies for raising children in today’s world. Mums and Dads enjoy this course as they realise very quickly they are not alone in the issues they face. The course covers topics including child development, building self-esteem, communication, ways to increase positive behaviour and applying appropriate consequences. There is time for discussion and the sharing of concerns and successes.

Duration: 6 weeks
Frequency: 1 session per week
Who’s it for? Parents of children aged 0-10
Group size: up to 14 parents

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Parenting Teenagers

Surviving the challenge and finding ways to improve communication and build on your relationship with your teen(s). Mothers and Fathers enjoy this group and the non judgmental environment allows fostering of ideas and strategies. Our trained and experienced facilitators cover the tricky subjects around teen parenting; safety, risk taking behaviours, how to develop a great relationship with your teenager and realistic expectations while your child goes through these momentous years.

Duration: 5 weeks
Frequency: 1 session per week
Who’s it for? Parents of children aged 11-17 (flexible)
Group size: up to 14 parents

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