Melbourne, 25 August 2016, 2:08 am

LONGFORD & FRASER
Leadership Academy for Boys

 

 

Our programs:

 

 

Why a leadership academy for boys?

Children today are faced with unique challenges and pressures. Developing skills such as resilience, the ability to resist peer pressure, good communication skills, self-respect, a healthy confidence, a high frustration tolerance, good sportsmanship, self-discipline and assertiveness in order to handle these challenges..........will make our sons' path through life easier and lays the foundation for excellence and success.


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The LONGFORD & FRASER Leadership Academy for Boys offer programs for boys aged 5 - 14 providing a new and much-needed emphasis on the rigorous learning of emotional and social skills, also known as emotional and social intelligence. 

 

Our sister school SHINE Academy for Girls offers programs for girls aged  5 - 14.

 

There is no chronological order to the curriculum. Each term is independent and discrete. Boys can start in any term and make their way through the challenging and fun programs.


The boys of today need to be emotionally and socially skilled. They are going to be the husbands, the partners, the managers, the community and business leaders of the future. Society now realises that, whilst IQ and marks at school are important, it is our ability to relate, empathise, engage, behave and communicate effectively with others that determines our ultimate success in life. We call this set of skills: emotional (EQ) and social (SQ) intelligence.

 

A narrow focus on academic excellence does not develop the sort of emotional and social intelligence required for leadership - skills such as the ability to recover from setbacks, taking calculated risks, powerful body language, innovative thinking, self-restraint under stress, emotional resilience, authenticity and an unswerving commitment to ethical decision-making and integrity.

 

Parents, families, schools and communities are doing a wonderful job developing these skills. But we can do more.


Our programs develop core values and skills including resilience, courage, decency, respect for women, the ability to resist peer pressure, grit, assertiveness, generosity of spirit, moral and ethical transparency, mateship (making friends and keeping them), commitment to your word, self-discipline and respect for discipline, aiming for excellence, mental toughness and telling the truth.


Our programs foster the qualities of leadership including self-discipline, respect for authority, good manners, self-respect, social and emotional intelligence, moral intelligence, confident communication and strength of character. Our graduates understand that the really hard stuff is the emotional stuff, often pushed away or discounted as unimportant.


Our skill-building curriculum is designed to provide practical, hands-on training through peer review, discussions, role-play, multi-media analysis, case studies, experiential activities, competitions, games, self-assessment and structured class exercises.


The LONGFORD & FRASER Academy for Boys classroom is a positive, encouraging and challenging environment conducive to learning and growing. The 32 - 34 exercises covered each class involve competition, risk and learning disguised as sheer fun. We do not allow cliques to form. We work as a team, always.


Sometimes all children need is a safe, third-person environment to reiterate what parents have already been trying to teach them. The tutors, Melissa Anderson and Tameka Buckley, create a class atmosphere that is warm, appreciative, challenging, engaging and inspiring.


Many of our students will be high achievers who are looking for that extra edge in an already competitive world. Many of our students show early signs of leadership qualities and we will work to develop and improve those skills even further.

 

The LONGFORD & FRASER programs are ideal for gifted children. The most important thing that gifted children need to learn is how to socialise. Their innate intelligence is a given and with excellent emotional and social skills, they can maximise their opportunities to develop into a well-rounded individual, credited not only for their intellectual gifts but also for their social awareness.


The LONGFORD & FRASER programs may assist a home-schooled child develop the skills to handle competition in life, gain new perspectives, interact with a wide demographic of their peers and further hone their emotional and social skill development.

 

At the conclusion of each term, the boys participate in a graduation ceremony to which their parents are invited.

 

Course succession and advantages of completing all programs:

Graduation Night:

  • ONE Program completed: Junior Diploma of Leadership (7-10 years) and (11-14 years)
  • TWO Programs completed: Junior Bachelor of Leadership (7-10 years) and (11-14 years)
  • THREE Programs completed: Junior Masters of Leadership (7-10 years) and (11-14 years)
  • FOUR Programs completed: Junior Ph.D of Leadership (7-10 years) and (11-14 years)


The LONGFORD & FRASER Academy for Boys programs are an investment in your son's future.


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