School Programs

School Programs

We can tailor all school programs to focus on specific topics that you want to address in your school, or we can deliver one of our proven, highly effective and engaging programs that cover the most common and important issues for teenagers, parents and teachers.

  • Help parents to maintain healthy communication and successfully manage the changing relationship with their teenager
  • Help teens to identify their true passion and to find a way to express their unique gifts and talents
  • Give insight into solutions that will change the lives of our adolescents, parents, teachers and the wider community.

Dr Arne is currently running programs with schools around Australia including Brighton Grammar, The King’s School, Christ Church Grammar, Anglican Church Grammar, Wesley College, Aquinas College and Sacred Heart College.

Engaging, Motivational and Educational School Programs For Students Of All Ages

This informative and entertaining 1.5-hr seminar is designed for
parents of children aged 8 – 16 years.

Topics Covered:

  • How to help teenagers become motivated and inspired about life
  • Latest research around adolescence
  • How to help teenagers avoid going ‘off the rails’
  • The impact of technology
  • How parents can help their child create a healthy personal identity
  • The need to create appropriate coming of age ceremonies.

Designed for Yr 10-12 students this presentation will leave students motivated and provide the tools needed to help them successfully navigate this critical time in their lives.

Topics Covered:

  • Latest research around teenage health and wellbeing
  • How to determine the best life path
  • The critical importance of a healthy personal identity
  • Dealing with peer pressure and the stress of becoming an adult
  • The relevance of creating modern day Rites of Passage for teenagers

A fun and powerful event that will have a genuine positive impact on the relationship between a boy and his father (or father figure). Best for boys 8-17 years old.

Breakfast or Dinner Includes:

  • Story time where fathers to share tales about when they were the same age
  • Time where each boy is honoured by their father
  • Planning for future activities together
  • Creating a vision for how you would like the father son relationship to be in the future


An evening attended by both teens and parents that uses creative and fun techniques to highlight ways to facilitate healthy communication and manage the changing relationship between a teen and his/her parents. Best for teenagers aged 13 – 17 years.

Benefits include:

  • A unique opportunity for parents to gain insight into the hopes, desires and issues currently faced by their teens.
  • Helping teens become aware of the aspirations and concerns of their parents
  • Teens and parents will also engage in facilitated conversations around how they want their future relationship to evolve


Dr Rubinstein will develop a program over 1-2 days to help school staff clearly understand the elements and their application in the transition of boys and girls to young men and women in the school community.

Program Includes:

  • Ongoing consultation in the development of a tailored and specific Rites of Passage Camp and integrated program for the school
  • Training and tools that support students, parents and staff to create a healthy culture based on self accountability and positive psychology
  • A focus on developing students into healthy adults who will grow into happy, resilient and responsible adults
  • A 1-hour staff personal development presentation that clearly explains the elements of a Rite of Passage and how they can be integrated into the school program to benefit students

This training provides staff with practical tools to help them successfully support their students during their critical transition years (between 14 and 17) and create an optimal learning environment.

Topics covered:

  • Latest research around teenage health and wellbeing
  • The impact of technology on adolescent development
  • The difference between dealing with a teenager compared to a young child
  • The importance of recognising the individual gifts and talents of each student
  • The relevance of modern day Rites of Passage in the lives of teenagers

Dr Arne also runs a Global Rites of Passage Leadership Training program at YarraKoora.

These interactive workshops are designed to inspire Year 11-12 students to take control of creating a positive future for themselves. Program can be run as a half or full day workshop that will:

  • Assist students to create a personal vision
  • Enable students to identify their potential blocks and how to overcome them
  • Utilise creative and interactive processes to educate students about different ways of responding to situations that arise in their lives
  • Encourage students to share stories about what is working well for them and where they need support
  • Give students a chance to honour and recognise the gifts and talents of their peers.


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