Parent Education

JQ PAC works to provide parent education evenings (guest speakers).  All sessions (upcoming and past workshops) will be listed below when they are confirmed. 

 


Past Events

2015-16

Oct 20, 2015 @ Queen Mary

IGirl & IGuy

Parents are invited to join Queen Mary Parents to find out what Queen Mary students will learn during the full day IGirl & IGuy workshop offered by Saleema Noon’s company (Body Science).  If deemed suitable and desireable, Jules Quesnel PAC may enlist this company to run the workshops at JQ.

  • iGirl is a lighthearted, empowerment workshop that prepares 9–12 year old girls for the multimedia pressure-cooker they’ll soon encounter in their teenage years. Saleema Noon and her iGirl team tackle topics including, safety on the internet, healthy body image, how to be assertive in even the toughest situations and how to have healthy friendships and relationships.
  • iGuy is a straight-to-the-point, lighthearted empowerment workshop that prepares 9-12 year old boys to make smart decisions in even the toughest situations. We’ll challenge society’s definition of masculinity, unmask our secret identity, blow off some steam (in a healthy way), tackle online safety, and help build relationships we can feel proud of. In a style that makes sense to guys, Saleema Noon’s team takes the role of older brother, giving your son the skills and information needed to ace his teenage years.

Sept 14, 2015

In School Student programs in the fall

School Based Internet Safety Program (SOLO) – “Parenting in a Digital Age”

SOLO suggests that educating children and youth about responsible online behaviour, respect for communal codes of conduct and the consequences of inappropriate activities decreases online harassment. Parent sessions and student sessions are booked for Sept.

On-line resources for Parents

  • Immediate Help
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Presentation Resources
    • Username = parent
    • Password = spring$
  • Safe On-line Research

May 20, 2015

Presentation: Healthy Eating & the School-Aged Child
Presenter: Haley Barton of NutritionSavvy
– shared expense with Queen Mary PAC

Clearing up the Confusion of the Food Groups: Good Fat? Bad Carbs? To Milk or Not to Milk? What We Really Want Our Kids to Eat & Why

May 14, 2015 

Why Parenting Matters – Nature AND Nurture: Who have we become and who do we want to be? – Dr Linda Uyeda

· How early life experiences shape the developing brain
· How secure attachment relationships and mindfulness practices can improve learning, anxiety, relationship skills, focus and concentration in our children
· How mindfulness can improve our own health and well-being as parents, teachers, counsellors and administrators.

Nov. 18, 2014

“Raising Children in a Digital World”

Dr. Deborah MacNamara (speaker and educator from the Neufeld Institute) presented a talk on “Raising Children in a Digital World”.  Hosted by Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary PAC.

Feb 4, 2015

School Based Internet Safety Program (SOLO) – “Parenting in a Digital Age”

Parent Education evening, in conjunction with  Queen Mary Elementary.  SOLO suggests that educating children and youth about responsible online behaviour, respect for communal codes of conduct and the consequences of inappropriate activities decreases online harassment. The programs addresses the increasing demand within schools for pro-active, awareness-raising content that promotes positive citizenship online as well as assists teachers in meeting prescribed learning outcomes in the B.C. Curriculum.

On-line resources for Parents

  • Immediate Help
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Presentation Resources  Username = parent Password = spring$
  • Safe On-line Research

Feb 18, 2015 

Body Science. Presenter is Dr. Brandy Wiebe.

Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators is a professional group that teaches sexual education focusing on providing safe, inclusive and practical information to children, teens and parents.   Normally, an evening talk is given for parents first, with student sessions following.

PART I: PARENTS’ SESSION (90 minutes, 6:30pm-8:00pm)

Reasons why we need to talk to children about sexual health at a young age

  • 5 stages of sexual development children progress through on their way to becoming sexually mature adults
  • What children should know at each stage, with specific examples of ways to explain body parts and processes
  • How to provide information to children in a way they will understand and remember (and minimize embarrassment for the parent!)
  • How to effectively answer the questions children ask
  • How to reduce risk of child sexual abuse
  • What will be covered in Body Science sessions for students

Time for open discussion and questions will be included, and we will bring a display of books and other resources.

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