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Our Reasons for Home Education:

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Although he was achieving good results, he wasn't reaching his full potential because his love for learning had been destroyed & hence his grades were steadily declining.

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Completely failed by the system, he hated school, was always tired & homework time was a major frustration for both of us. He was severely frustrated & quickly heading to become yet another ADHD statistic.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Red Cross People Saver Course

People Savers is a first aid course that prepares the students to act in an emergency situation, whether in the classroom or playground, on a school trip or camp, or at home.

  • It introduces and familiarises the students with basic hands-on first aid skills for emergency situations
  • It is facilitated in your school by a trained Red Cross New Zealand first aid instructor
  • It is a stand-alone course (but can also be part  of a teacher-planned unit of work or inquiry)
  • It supports the curriculum, particularly  Health & Physical Education, Science and Social Sciences.

2015_0323_080052The course covers the following areas using the DRSABC framework:

  • D ~ Check for Dangers
  • R ~ Check Response
  • S ~ Send for help
  • A ~ Check Airway
  • B ~ Check Breathing
  • C ~ Check Circulation and bleeding

2015_0323_081640Some of the topics covered were:

  • How to call for help
  • Circulation/bleeding
  • Dangers
  • Shock/nose bleeds
  • Response
  • Broken bones
  • Airway
  • Burns and scalds
  • Recovery position
  • Poisons
  • Breathing

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Students were encouraged to roleplay emergency situations & practiced being both the casualty and the people saver scenarios.

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Teamwork was initiated to get the check the students recollection of materials covered. They also got to practice how to do a bandage & a arm sling.

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