Upcoming Event
SYDNEY EVENT Wednesday 13th June 2018 at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour

Teachers / Parents

“At Stand Tall I was thrilled to see the positive and life affirming messages that parents and teachers and authority figures try and impart to teenagers, seemed to finally get through.” Kylie Virtue – Parent
“The speakers are role models for young people and what they impart to the students is that capacity to persevere and what you gain when you do that.” Beth Oakley - Deputy Dean of Students Wenona 
Our children and students make more decisions every day than adults had to as teenagers. 
Age old issues of peer pressure, bullying and low self esteem are part of their everyday, as well as screens and a constant barrage of images, advertising messages and an expectation of instant communication means our teenagers live under more pressure to perform than any other generation.
Studies show that 24% of young people aged between 16-24 experience moderate to severe psychological distress, and that 90% of 15-17 year olds who are hospitalised experience some form of intention self harm.*
These young people are our children, their schoolmates, and our future.
Stand Tall shows your children and students that they have the power to make positive choices that will have a positive impact on their lives.
Each Stand Tall Event accounts for 8 hours of the PDHPE Curriculum and addresses key issues facing today’s teenagers by presenting pop culture role models sharing real life stories to inspire students to rise above high risk behaviours, and make choices that lead to positive outcomes.



We present this Event as a day school excursion for students of Christian Studies and PDHPE. Addressing the Objectives and Outcomes of the PDHPE Program:

Recently an extensive study written by Professor Patrick Parkinson “For Kids’ Sake” Repairing the Social Environment for Australian Children and Young People was presented in 2011 outlining grave concerns about the future of our world. Some of his findings are:

More that 25% of our young people aged 16-24 have a mental disorder and a further 24% experience moderate to severe psychological distress.

There has been an increase of 66% in the number of 12-14 year old children and 90% 15-17 year old students hospitalized because of intentional self harm from 1996-2006 (p7).

The result is that fragile families grow fragile children who in turn grow fragile children and the cycle continues.

It is clear that with all these new development programs to find happiness or to develop positive psychology we are not addressing key issues to solve these difficulties.

STAND TALL aims to address key issues in the PDHPE Curriculum by presenting pop culture role models sharing their real life stories to inspire young adults to make great life choices and rise above these risk behaviours and difficulties.

The specific outcomes presented are:
Strand One: Stages 5.1, 5.2 & 5.3 outcomes
Objectives: Students will enhance their sense of self, improve their capacity to manage challenging circumstances and develop caring and respectful relationships:
5.1 – Analyses how they can support their own and others sense of self
5.2 – Evaluates their capacity to reflect on and respond positively to challenges
5.3 – Analyses factors that contribute to positive, inclusive and satisfying relationships

Strand 3: Stages 4.7 & 5.7
Objective: Students will take action to protect, promote and restore individual community health
4.7- Identifies the consequences of risk behaviors and describes strategies to minimize harm
5.7 – Analyses influences on health decision-making and develops strategies to promote health and safe behaviors

Stand 4: Stages 4.16 & 5.16
Objective: Students will develop and apply the skills that enable them to adopt and promote healthy and active lifestyles
4.16 – Clarifies the source and nature of problems and draws on personal skills and support networks to resolve them
5.16 – Predicts potential problems and develops, justifies and evaluates solutions

This event will significantly impact our youth and challenge them on many levels to deeply consider how they can effect good in their lives and the lives of their peers. This in turn will impact the culture of your school.
Schools who have attended
to date include:

Abbotsleigh School for Girls
Arden College
Asquith Boys High
Avondale Adventist College
Barker College
Charlton Christian College
Davidson High School
Hills Adventist College
Hunter Valley Grammar
Knox Grammar School
Maitland Christian School
Oxford Falls Grammar School
Parkes Christian School
Picton High School
Pymble Ladies College
Ravenswood School for Girls
Roseville College
Shore School
Springwood High School
St Catherine’s School
St Aloysius College
St Philips Christian School ( Gosford)
St Philips Christian School ( Waratah)
The Scots College
Westfields Sports High
Wycliffe Christian School ( Springwood)
Wyong Christian School
Wyong High School

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