We are pleased to announce an addition to our school programme, this is called RAINBOWS.
When something significant happens in a family, the entire family is affected. Even though death, divorce or other loss issues appear to be only grown-up problems, they have a profound effect on the children who are touched by such experiences. If a parents dies or a divorce happens or a painful loss occurs, not only do parents grieve, the children do also. Children may find it extremely difficult to verbalise their feelings of grief because of their age and inexperience.
We have some very sensitive, caring and trained adults who have said “yes” to helping these children put their feelings into words, work through grief, build a stronger sense of self-esteem, and begin to accept what has taken place in the family.
If your child is part of a single parent family, a step-family, has experienced the death of a loved family member, friend or sibling, or is just struggling through a painful experience, this will be an opportunity for him/her to share with a special someone.
We hope to assist your child in expressing and understanding his/her feelings, to feel acceptance for what has happened, and to feel a sense of belonging and love. We will accomplish this through peer support groups with adult Facilitators to guide them as they begin to share their experiences.