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Growing up is a turbulent time of moving from childhood to adulthood and through these changes you can be tempted to remain a child. Sometimes it is an exciting adventure, at others it feels like mere survival.

It is inevitable that you WILL  become an adult and your mission is to accept this challenge and become equipped, develop self-awareness, and discover who you really are.

This site will explore some tools and techniques that might help you to flourish as well as survive the journey into adulthood.
There will also be some information for you and your parents  into the wonderful  world of adolescence.

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The middle is messy but it's also where the magic happens. words by Brene Brown + polaroids by Andrea Corrona Jenkins

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This site offers a range of ideas of how to navigate your years at secondary school.
If you try these ideas and you are still struggling please either talk with your parents or trusted caregiver, your doctor or one of the school counsellors.

Mrs Mawdsley (smawdsley@carmel.school.nz)
Mrs Purdie (cpurdie@carmel.school.nz)


The truth is that falling hurts. The dare is to keep being brave and feel your way back up. words by Brene Brown + polaroids by Andrea Corrona Jenkins