Goals 4 Girls at Coodanup College is a program sponsored by Alcoa. The program uses a variety of recreational and sporting pursuits as the vehicle to provide girls with the opportunity to develop their life skills. The program will immerse the selected girls in an environment that is built upon contemporary practice of working in collaboration to develop knowledge and understanding about health and lifestyle issues. Girls will develop positive attitudes and values associated with leading a healthy lifestyle, equipping them to make socially responsible decisions. This will enhance the quality and potential of their own and other people’s lives.
The program will provide ongoing learning experiences for the girls, enabling them to develop self‐management skills for their own benefit and for the benefit of the communities in which they live and work. In developing these skills, the girls will set and achieve personal goals; plan, implement and evaluate decisions; develop self-esteem; and manage their own emotional being so that they are able to cope with change and conflict. These self-management skills underpin a healthy and active lifestyle and form an integral part of the program.
The development of effective interpersonal skills through the program will enable the girls to participate in meaningful and fulfilling relationships in their family, at school, in recreation and in community activities. This program will provide a range of different learning contexts, including two camps, that will allow the girls the opportunity to learn through the practical activities that form an important part of the program.
An integral part of the Girls Program will be the relationship between the College and community based programs in the City of Mandurah, which provide expertise ensuring breadth and depth of learning for the girls can occur. This includes business and industry interests that will benefit the students in their learning and aspirations.