OWL Grade 7 – 9

OWL 7 -9

  • What Is Sexuality? The Language of Sexuality
  • Examining Values
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Personal Concerns about Puberty
  • Body Image
  • Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Roles, and Stereotypes
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Sexuality and Disability
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Sexuality, Social Media and the Internet
  • Bullying and Bystander Responsibilities
  • Responsible Sexual Behavior
  • Consent Education
  • Pregnancy, Parenting, and Teen Parenting
  • STIs, Contraception and Safer Sex
  • Communicating about Sexuality
  • Sexual Decision Making

OWL for those in grades 7 - 9 will run on Sunday mornings with weekend retreats in January and May. Youth can start in the service and go to the OWL program after the children's recessional or they can go directly to the classroom. The class will run from 10.45 am to noon (approx) 2 or 3 Sundays per month from February until early Jun.

There is a mandatory orientation for parents on Jan 20. If you would like to enroll your child and cannot make the orientation date please email Arran as soon as possible to make alternative arrangements.

Class Dates:

January 20 (orientation)
January 25 - 27 (weekend)
February 3, 10, 24
March 3, 10, 17
April 7, 28
May 5, 12
May 24-26 (weekend)
June 2

Graduation

A graduation ceremony will be held in the service on June 9, where children and youth from all OWL programs will receive their certificates of completion. All welcome.

December 2, at noon in the Farmhouse Common Room, First Unitarian Church of Victoria Registration not required.

Accommodation

Youth will sleep in the church - they will bring sleeping bags, sleeping mats, pillows etc. A more detailed list of suggested items will be sent out prior to the first sleepover.

If your youth does not want to sleep in the church you are welcome to pick them up after the sessions and drop them off in the morning.

Meals

Youth will cook meals together and we will try to accommodate any dietary requirements that we are notified of in advance. Youth are welcome to bring additional snacks if needed (no food should be eaten in sleeping areas).

Non-member fee for participation in the program is $200. This covers materials, food, and accommodation for the two sleepover weekends.

The fee for members is $50, which will offset some of the costs for supplies.

If the fee is a barrier to participation email arran@victoriaunitarian.ca to make a confidential request to have the fee reduced. We are committed to making the program accessible to as many as possible.

Registration in advance is required for this program.

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For more information please contact Arran@VictoriaUnitarian.ca