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Your Health and Wellbeing

  • Choose Life!

    Denim or sequins, skateboard or guitar, silent or screaming, friends or enemies? We all make choices every few minutes…but teenagers are often making life-changing choices for the very first time. In a second a teen’s life can be shaped or harmed: a few words can form a threat, a movement of a hand can turn into a blow, the word “Yes” can lead to drug use, theft or worse. That place somewhere between childhood and adulthood can be a very risky one. Choose Life, Choose Love, Choose YOU!

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  • COVID-19 Information for Learners

    Being a teenager is difficult no matter what, and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is making it even harder. With school closures and cancelled events, many teens are missing out on some of the biggest moments of their young lives — as well as everyday moments like chatting with friends and participating in class. For teenagers facing life changes due to the outbreak who are feeling anxious, isolated and disappointed, know this: you are not alone. These resources will guide you in what you can do to practice self-care and look after your mental health.

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  • Cyber Wellness

    Cyber Wellness refers to the positive well-being of internet users. Cyber Wellness education aims to equip learners with an understanding of online behaviour and enable them to be responsible for their own well-being in cyberspace as digitally literate learners and citizens.

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  • My Rights

    The inclusion in the Bill of Rights of a special section on the rights of the child was an important development for South African children, most of whom had suffered under apartheid for many years. Some had been detained without trial, tortured and assaulted; many faced discrimination in healthcare, education and other areas. Children need special protection because they are among the most vulnerable members of society. They are dependent on others - their parents and families, or the state when these fail - for care and protection. As a result, the drafters of our Constitution have made children's rights a priority - and have stated that the best interests of a child are the overriding concern when it comes to any matter affecting him or her.

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  • Proudly South African

    South Africa has faced seemingly insurmountable challenges and we have one of the most horrifically unique political histories of all time. We're here to celebrate the lemonade we have made from the lemons of our past. We can acknowledge how far we’ve come as one of Africa’s most successful countries, how far we have to go, and we rejoice in what makes us who we are!

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  • R.E.S.P.E.C.T

    Respect, also called esteem, is a positive feeling or action shown towards someone or something considered important or held in high esteem or regard. It conveys a sense of admiration for good or valuable qualities. And it is also the process of honoring someone by exhibiting care, concern, or consideration for their needs or feelings. Respect means we have high regard or admiration for another's views and feelings despite our differences.

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  • Speak out

    When we are born, we know what we want straight away. We know we want a nice hug and love from the people we are close to and we know we don’t want to stay hungry. We know that we want all of this from our family and friends. But what we want isn’t always what we get. And that is why it is important that you learn from a young age, what your rights and responsibilities are. And learn how to speak out if your life or the safety of loved ones are under attack.

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