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SOCCER 4 Life - ASPIRE

The WYNRS Life Skills Programme is a programme that uses football (soccer) as a medium to teach children life skills and life values. The programme’s approach encompasses all aspects of the children’s physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual development. This holistic approach recognizes that all aspects of a child’s development are interdependent and of equal importance. The stages of the children’s development are also catered for and when needed, individual attention is also given. 

The Life Skills Programme is currently running in 4 schools in the South Auckland at the moment- Rongomai Primary, Dawson Road Primary, Mangere Bridge Primary and Warerlea Primary School. Through the medium of sport, which plays an integral part in New Zealand and specifically South Auckland society, the children grasp concepts, examples, teaching points and values practically and quickly (as observed by teachers).  

Please contact our WYNRS Life Skill Coach Rush de Silva if you are interested in this programme.

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  • honesty
  • setting goals
  • being determined in everything we do
  • helping others
  • never giving up
  • being kind
  • making the right choices
  • respecting others
  • listening to others
  • following rules (for our own good)

The programme has been a huge success with the following comments recorded by children:
“ I have learnt to set goals and be determined till I achieved them.”
“I achieved something I never thought I could.”
“If I’m not honest, people won’t believe what I have to say and may not even want to be my friend.”

The following positive outcomes have been recorded by teachers and principals:
“This is programme is so effective, that these skills and values should be taught to all beginning teachers at University. If all teachers come into the schools with these tools, then these kids are more likely to succeed

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SOCCER 4 Life – ASPIRE

The WYNRS Life Skills Programme is a programme that uses football (soccer) as a medium to teach children life skills and life values. The programme’s approach encompasses all aspects of the children’s physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual development. This holistic approach recognizes that all aspects of a child’s development are interdependent and of equal importance. The stages of the children’s development are also catered for and when needed, individual attention is also given.

The Life Skills Programme is currently running in 4 schools in the South Auckland at the moment- Rongomai Primary, Dawson Road Primary, Mangere Bridge Primary and Warerlea Primary School. Through the medium of sport, which plays an integral part in New Zealand and specifically South Auckland society, the children grasp concepts, examples, teaching points and values practically and quickly (as observed by teachers).
Please contact our WYNRS Life Skill Coach Rush de Silva if you are interested in this programme.
Principles and values taught include:

  • honesty
  • setting goals
  • being determined in everything we do
  • helping others
  • never giving up
  • being kind
  • making the right choices
  • respecting others
  • listening to others
  • following rules (for our own good)The programme has been a huge success with the following comments recorded by children:
    “ I have learnt to set goals and be determined till I achieved them.”
    “I achieved something I never thought I could.”
    “If I’m not honest, people won’t believe what I have to say and may not even want to be my friend.”

The following positive outcomes have been recorded by teachers and principals:
“This is programme is so effective, that these skills and values should be taught to all beginning teachers at University. If all teachers come into the schools with these tools, then these kids are more likely to succeed.”

Positive outcomes we have noticed include:

every child is keen to participate and improve their skill level;
application to classroom study has increased;
no fights – disagreements are resolved amicably;
communication skills are enhanced;
both gross and finer motor skills are more refined;
strong levels of team support, fair play and overall attitude;
heightened sense of self-worth and dignity;
more creative and logical problem solving;
greater desire to co-operate and be inclusive whether working or playing.

“Benefits include that the playground now has fights and disputes at a minimum.”

“We appreciate the sustained impact that this style of coaching is having at Rongomai. It’s one thing to have a respectful, violence-free school, but to observe kindness, consideration and gentleness is an absolute delight! Consequently we cannot recommend the programme enough!”

“It is beneficial for these students to have role models and skilled practitioners of soccer to impart their knowledge especially as many teachers struggle with these skills. Not only does it benefit our students but also it is great professional development for our teachers so that they too learn and try the skills.”