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Virtues Aotearoa - July 2003

Virtues Aotearoa

 July 2003        Volume 7 Issue 4            Newsletter for Virtues Project New  Zealand   

Contents

New Zealand begins Facilitator Registration

Maori Development

Virtues Mentorship Conference 2004

Fiji ‘Firsts’ and a High School Teacher’s Report

Changing the Culture of Character in Schools

International Perspectives

New Licensed Trainer in Europe

Facilitator Exchange

Virtues Ideas E-zine

Virtues Project Leader’s Manual on CD-Rom

Virtues Action Learning in New Zealand

News from around New Zealand and the Pacific

Workshops and Conferences

New Zealand begins Facilitator Registration

One of the strategies to improve our service in delivering excellent workshops and presentations about The Virtues Project  is to encourage people to become Registered Facilitators.  This allows VPNZ to know who is actively running workshops, to provide networking and support, and to be able to make referrals to facilitators from inquiries that come to us.

 

VPNZ in line with other regional Virtues Project bodies is formally instituting this process as of August 1, 2003.

 

Those of you who would like to be listed on the website as a Registered Facilitator, to have your workshops advertised on the VPNZ website as well as periodically in the Education Gazette, and to receive referrals from national inquiries are now asked to fill out our registered facilitator application form.  (Please contact Beth Lew for a copy of this form.)

 

  No one will be turned away but the form allows VPNZ to better know your skills and interests and will help us match you with referrals.

 

 A yearly fee of $100NZ is also required as of April 1 each year.  Since we’re starting part way through the year, as of August 1st we are requiring $75.

 

This fee will help pay for some of the services we are providing and will also help people to make a formal commitment to working with The Virtues Project.

 

This is part of the development process outlined by VPI over the last year.  On becoming a Registered Facilitator, you may elect to enter into a mentoring relationship with a Licensed Trainer and begin to build specific skills that will help your professional development.

 

All who have done three day facilitator training before 2003 are eligible to register.  As new people finish 5 days training, they will be invited to register as well.

 

Maori Development

Team Forms

On June 14 thirteen keen Virtues enthusiasts met in Paekakariki to discuss how the Virtues Project in New Zealand can improve their efforts in sharing Virtues with Maori communities.   The call for interest had gone out over the Virtues Aotearoa distribution list and several people responded, many who were not able to attend but were keen to share their ideas.  Thanks to all of you who responded with such generosity and enthusiasm.

 

  The meeting resulted in the creation of a Maori Development team who will meet periodically to discuss strategies for  taking virtues to a wider community.  Some of the goals that the group identified as starting points for consultation are: 1-creating move Virtues materials and music in Te Reo (Maori language for our overseas readers), 2– writing proposals for funding, 3-sharing Virtues with friends who are prominent in Maori affairs, and 4 - developing a marae-based approach for workshops. 

 

  Much energy was generated from this hui and everyone put their hand up at the end, making the commitment to stay involved and take leadership in this role.  The next  meeting will be in August.

 

 Virtues Mentorship Conference 2004

Raranga Wairua -Weaving Our Spirits Together

 

What is Mentorship?  It’s more than  a networking conference or a beautiful spiritual retreat, although our South Pacific regional conferences provide these opportunities.  Mentorship is meant to provide people with the opportunity to learn at a deeper level from others who have developed mastery. 

 

We invite you to come and weave with us. Share your stories —  be a mentor and be mentored.


The Mentorship will begin on Saturday morning 9 AM the 24th of January and finish on Monday 3.00 PM the 26th January (Auckland Anniversary Day). People can arrive on Friday evening 23rd January . The cost this year is estimated to be $300.

This year's programme will allow you to explore those areas you are passionate about and inspire you to take your Virtues practices deeper and wider. Most importantly it will put you in contact with others - these bonds will sustain you in the year ahead both personally and in the Virtues work you do.

 

After a formal welcome, these are some of the things we are planning:


*  Connecting the Connections - sharing what is happening in each region and letting others know what help is needed


*  Sharing Virtues Action Learning Projects and learning how to set your own action learning goals


*  Evening Spirit walk


*  Working with indigenous groups; how to respect and understand different cultures and groups. Sharing what's worked.

 

*  Spiritual companioning ; how we teach this and practising the skills

 

*  Developing Strategies for reaching your goals with Virtues

Dr. Dan Popov and Linda Kavelin Popov will be with us together with other overseas guests.

 

Mentorship will happen at the Vaughan Park Retreat Centre in Auckland again this year.  Costs haven’t been confirmed yet but we will publish these costs in the October newsletter.

 

Fiji ‘Firsts’ and a High School Teacher’s Report

 

Recently Virtues Project Fiji shared with us a report to one a funding organization about the results of the Virtues workshops being held in Fiji.  Here’s a list of ‘Firsts’ that were identified:

 

1.  Fiji is the first country in the world where the Ministry of Education has incorporated the Virtues Project into its programs for every school to use throughout the nation.

2.  It is the first country in the world, where every media company is promoting the virtues simultaneously each week for 52 weeks.

3.  Fiji is the first country where the prisons department has made the Virtues Project  training part of its program for the prison officers for every prison in the country.

4.   The founders have observed that this is the first country where they have seen a communications company (i.e. Telecom Fiji Ltd) support and promote the Virtues Project as a service to the community as well as for staff training.

 

A high school teacher, Mr Emoisi Boila writes this report about the effect of the Virtues Project in his school:

 

There is a remarkable change in the overall character of St. Thomas High School in Lautoka, Fiji. It is a school known for drugs, truancy, fights and where students were given total freedom to express their “rights” but have taken advantage of this freedom and used it the wrong way.

 

The Virtues Project has changed this school with the cooperation of the Principal and his staff. At first the students found it irritating, hard to cope with and weren’t cooperating. Teachers were even sworn at, rude remarks were scribbled on the wall, rumours were spread, but the spirit of the project was working for us.

 

After a lot of hard work, determination, patience and tolerance, the situation has improved. There are still problems-every now and then we experience shop lifting by students, fighting amongst students, stealing from one another, and some disrespect for teachers but I am glad that these have far lessened compared to previous years.

 

I once conducted a social science class on relationships. The questions were: what and how do they relate to one another within their families-what were their relationships between them and their parents, brothers, sisters and their neighbours.  It was a moving, touching experience when students related their family situations with tears in their eyes. Some were frustrated as they gave an account of their experiences at home.

 

One boy  “George” could not control his tears as he talked with frustration and anger about his family. I decided to let him speak it all out. He told a story of being an abused child, neglected, left to fend for himself, with no one to look up to, and with a womanising father. No wonder he was always looking for attention in class. He pokes students with sharp objects, lifts his “sulu” in front of girls, punches boys, swears, lies, causes a lot of problems and is always noisy.  After he had told this story, he came to realize and understand the reasons for all his behaviour. He was only looking for attention, love and care but no one would bother to listen to him. My heart went to him that afternoon. He was assured by some of his classmates who always fight with him that they have come to understand him at the moment. The spirit was working.

 

Some students told how they were loved and cared for by their parents but only a few broke down before they could tell their story.

 

Another student told how he lost his parents when he was 5 years old. He did not know his father well. There are eight of them in the family where the eldest is only 17 years of age. Living in a family home of two bedrooms, whenever there are visitors, the children are sent out. There is not enough food on the table, shoes to wear, clothes and uniforms to wear. Another child is in a family of 8 children and the mother struggles to keep them, working as a house girl, merely surviving.

 

I can’t imagine why the world could be so cruel to some people while others enjoy such luxury of life – but this is beside the point.

 

I would strongly recommend that teachers spend quality time just listening to students to understand them better than giving advice, talking and judging them. Teachers must learn the skill of ‘offering spiritual companionship". I have found this useful to deal with students 12 years to 15 years of age.

 

To teach your children well, teachers need to understand them, offer as much as help as we can, then change our attitude towards the students. In this way we can always help students to improve themselves.

 

The school’s weekly assemblies are based on virtues themes. Each form is to speak on the Virtues theme with songs, dramas, speeches and posters. During the week, students must practice the Virtue of the week. Each morning sharing takes place in each form and the students share how they were able to practice the virtue of the week in school, in the public, and at home.

 

Once a very young girl had her money stolen. A day later two boys apologized and repaid the money they had stolen from her. They had realized what they had done and had decided to be responsible for their actions.

   

One way teachers can teach effectively is to respect students. When you give respect to students, you will also become respected. So practically if teachers want to enforce students to use the virtues teachers themselves need to practice them. With the students it should be seen in their daily work, language and what ever the teachers do.

Changing the Culture of Character in Schools

Recently, Nassim Madjzoub, a young woman from the UK who is writing a paper about how Virtues can change the culture of character in a class/school/country was challenged by her supervisor .  The supervisor pointed out that while the intention of The Virtues Project may be to teach the universality of Virtues, 52 was too many for teachers or children to get a handle on.  The supervisor felt that teachers would end up choosing just the Virtues they would want to emphasise.  This is a concern because it is recognised in the educational community that teachers by and large are from the dominant culture of any area and will teach values upheld by their own culture.  So, challenged the supervisor, won’t The Virtues Project just provide another tool for teachers to uphold the dominant cultures values to the detriment of other cultures?

 

 Beth’s reply:

Your supervisor is right! But so are you. What usually happens- teachers or whole schools will choose virtues they want to emphasise for the class or the school. Many schools will set a schedule of teaching virtues for a whole term or even the whole year.

 

They often match these virtues first with their mission statement, then with activities that are happening in the school. For instance, the week they do rocky shore study, they might teach caring and draw it into caring for the environment. Or the week they begin preparing for their school play, they might study creativity and the week of the play might be confidence. And in between - during the practices - they might have studied self-discipline.  A high school PE programme here in NZ has matched Virtues to each two week block throughout the year, focusing on virtues that enhance self-esteem, team work, and good sportsmanship.

 

Some teachers want to stay with certain virtues longer because they feel the children don't understand them but other teachers see a rapid growth in understanding virtues and children practicing them with gusto. These second teachers are able to support children learning virtues beyond the weekly or  twice monthly scheduled dollop of Virtues of the week or month! When the programme is truly child-driven, the children learn the virtues very quickly and do not find 52 overwhelming. Sometimes they even start adding their own to the mix. The Virtue of Humour, of Wonder, of Beauty, etc.

 

So your supervisor's question - if the teachers are choosing which virtues to emphasise and controlling what input the children are getting, are we limiting the universality of the virtues approach? Isn't this just another way for the dominant culture to teach their own values?

 

My response is no, that is not what happens in the end. Teachers will teach their values or the community's values in any case- some with greater respect for other peoples values and some with less.

 

The Virtues Project supports Values Education BUT it is NOT Values Education in the traditional sense. Virtues are not values - they are the building blocks of character. Every culture honours the concept, the virtue of Respect, Truthfulness, Courage, but each culture will SHOW this quality in different ways. Respect can be shown with respectful words in one culture and respectful silence in another. The underlying intention is to be respectful. The Value is the way we show this intention - the words one culture uses, the silence the other culture uses. When I come to visit you, you may ask me to come in, you may expect me to take off my shoes at the door, you may offer me tea and cakes without first asking if I want some. Or you may shout out the window for me to let myself in, you may finish a conversation on the telephone, waving me into the lounge, and totally forget to offer me any refreshment but end up having a long, sincere and exciting conversation with me. These actions are the result of cultural values held by an individual as a response to their own culture. The Virtues enthusiast learns to see the Virtues underlying each person's actions.

 

As teachers begin to use Virtues - in order to teach them to the students - they learn about what these qualities mean, they begin to see and acknowledge INTENTION in their students - 'I saw you were being caring of George this morning when you wanted to help him and you started pushing Carl. Being caring for others is important and George is glad you are his friend. George is learning to stand up for himself and tell Carl what he likes and doesn't like. If this happens tomorrow, what will be a good way to help George without you getting into trouble with pushing again?'

 

For me, using this process is the key to transforming the climate of culture in the classroom. When students are acknowledged for the underlying virtue in their intention, they rise to the best that is within them. They show more virtues, not accidentally, but with purpose, to be the best they can be.

 

Then the teacher responds in kind- rising to the best that is within her/him. And is inspired to go deeper into what these virtues mean so they can continue supporting more of this process.

 

 

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled

but a fire to be ignited”

  Plutarch

 I n t e r n a t i o n a l  P e r s p e c t i v e s

New Licensed Trainer in Europe

Sue Richards formerly of the Whakatane region here in New Zealand is now Sue Ferguson (having just married) and is living in the UK.  She has just become a Licensed Trainer and is working with Margaret Mohamed doing Virtues Project workshops in Europe.  Sue is specializing in working with schools naturally and many teachers and educators are finding her experience working with children and character education very beneficial. 

Margaret Mohamed continues as Licensed Trainer as well and reports  Virtues Connection Geneva has formed in the past two months.  The new Virtues Connection has set goals for promotion and networking and has advertised their first set of workshops coming up in the next few months.  Contact mohamad@bluewin.ch for more information or look on the Virtues Project International Website so you can let friends and relatives in Europe know about these opportunities.

 

The numbers of people who have attended workshops keeps rising.  Both Margaret Mohamed and Sue Richards have done a number of courses in Geneva, England, Sweden and Germany.  Together they have done two second-level three day courses in Geneva and Norwich UK.  They were a great success.  Several people have registered to begin the process of developing as a facilitator and lots have bought the Leaders Manual on CD.  Margaret also did a 5 day in Ampleforth UK on her own as Sue was away on  her honeymoon!!!  Future plans include 5 days in Spain early September and 5 days in Holland early October.  Local enthusiasts are organising these for Margaret and Sue. 

 

Margaret hopes to do another training in Geneva in November.  Sue may be working more directly with UK schools in her area.  They are both involved in encouraging, mentoring and supervising some of the newly trained people to start running workshops themselves.  This is a learning curve for all involved but seems the best way to build a sustainable base in each country.  They  are also encouraging the formation of connections to meet in each area to keep people practicing the strategies together. 

 

Facilitator Exchange

Participate in interesting dialogue with other Virtues facilitators around the world. Get advice about different approaches to different groups.  Share helpful activities and ideas.

 

If you have taken Virtues Project facilitator training, you can join the  exchange by registering with  vpf@incentre.net.  Just tell them that you would like to subscribe and be part of the Virtues Facilitator Exchange.  Then everything that is sent to the exchange will appear in your email inbox and you can respond to it if you wish, and be part of the dialogue.

 

Here’s a recent story shared on the facilitator exchange:

 

Dear Virtues Friends

 

I want to share this inspiring story from my daughter's friend. (she gave me permission to share her story.)

 

This young woman recently got a job in an office in Seattle, WA and brought her virtues cards with her the first day of her new job. She said as people came to her desk to introduce themselves she had then pick a virtue. She told them that sometimes dealing with the public in the way they do tests their emotions and that practicing virtues each day will help in staying positive through these tests.

 

She said now every morning people stop at her desk and take a virtues card back to their desk and practice it and bring it back the next day and pick a new one!! She said it's working so well that people from other floors are coming to pick cards too!

 

What a simple idea and it shows the POWER of using the virtues.

 

Enthusiastically, Terry Rahn (Wisconsin)

 

 

From the Desk of Virtues Project New Zealand

Virtues Ideas E-zine

Beth Lew is publishing an email newsletter especially for educators.  It includes a Virtue of the Month and activities for different age groups—preschool, elementary, middle and high school.  Also it includes an endorsement from a different school each month and helpful website links.  Contact virtues@paradise.net.nz if you would like to be on the distribution list.)

 

 

 

Virtues Project Leader’s Manual on CD-Rom

Now available for $100NZD for those who have finished facilitator training and live in New Zealand.            

 You can print things off as you need them.

Order through virtues@paradise.net.nz

 

Virtues Action Learning in New Zealand

 

8 Virtues enthusiasts gathered together in June for the fifth intake of the Virtues Action Learning program in New Zealand.  We learned about Action Learning,  went for spirit walks, ate lovely meals together, shared projects and journeys from last year and set new projects for the coming year.  It was a marvelous, heartfelt and joyful weekend that filled us all up and inspired all the participants to action.  Radha Sahar was able to join us for the last session and shared her wonderful farewell song about companioning.  There wasn’t a dry eye as we ended our weekend retreat.

 

This programme is now being offered internationally and can be done by phone and email.  But for those of you who live close enough,  the residential programme is well-worth a weekend away from home.  Next year’s programme will be in mid-June again. 

 

News from around New Zealand and the Pacific

Whangarei

Virtues Project Licensed Trainer Gilbert Paki of Whangarei, is piloting in three selected school sites, a behavioural program for year 7 and 8 students in conjunction with the Miriam Centre, a local child protection agency.  

Gilbert works alongside a dedicated team of child and family therapists who over the past 3 - 4 months have had 188 children referred for therapy from schools throughout Northland. Of these, 155 children are referred for carrying out overt acts of violence against other children and adults, such as stabbings and other serious forms of physical violence.

 

 The pilot project involves working with the school staff as well as the children and their families. While in its initial stages of development, The Virtues Project will eventually be integrated into this pilot program in appropriate areas, such as the school disciplinary systems and parenting.

 

On a parallel level, a recent request was made from Whangarei community mental health workers for training in The Virtues Project. A number of other health workers also requested a "strengths-based" training model that would enhance their practice skills.

 

An introductory 2 day "Awakening the Virtues Within" course on the 23/24 August will be followed by a 3 day facilitators course 26 to 28 September. For further details please contact Gilbert Paki, phone (09) 435-5026 or email gilbertp@ihug.co.nz.

 

Wellington

Inspired by the ''Soulful Life'' workshop offered by Dr. Dan Popov ,a group of Wellington women (including Lynne Klap) have been creating some Soul Ceremonies and putting into practice some of the things learnt from the workshop. The purpose of the ceremonies have actually to celebrate, support and acknowledge the virtues in young people in our community and for the older members to share their wisdom. So far they have been centred around young women.

 

Three virtues were considered in creating the ceremonies:

 

Purposefulness - being mindful of what and why we were creating the ceremony

 

Reverence - Setting clear boundaries around the ceremony so a deep sense of reverence is created and has meaning for the young people and ourselves

 

Love - The motivation behind the acknowledgment was love for the young women and their journey

It has helped the older women who created the ceremony do their own soul work and has been a profoundly moving experience all round

 

Korea

In early July, about 39 US military men and women  and 23 Korean citizens received introductory training in The Virtues Project in Seoul.  The training, sponsored by USO– a volunteer agency dedicated to supporting the welfare of American military overseas, included preparing the military personnel to deliver an English as a Second Language programme created for them by Claire Ngwira of New Zealand.  The Americans will teach the Virtues ESOL lessons as a service project to Korean children in an effort to enhance Korean-American relationships.  The Korean citizens who attended the workshop will help by doing presentations to Korean school principals and staff and assist in setting up the service projects.  The programme has already been successful in two schools in Seoul with many more on a waiting list to receive the programme. 

 

Following the two day introductory training,  the Korean participants and 6 American military personnel received facilitator training with Beth Lew.  The Korean participants loved The Virtues Project and see it as a way of healing the differences in their country as well as a way of identifying and maintaining their own unique cultural values. The Americans are just as eager to take The Virtues Project back home with them when they return.

 

On the agenda are a full translation of The Educators Guide in Korean and publishing a set of Korean Virtues Cards.  The designs include original cartoons drawn by  Kapono Chung, a 23 year old art student, in the style of Digimon characters– sure to be popular with children

 

 

 

Workshops and Conferences

Mark your Calendars

Mentorship

Conference 2004

January 23-25

Vaughan Park Retreat Centre

Long Bay, Auckland

Estimated Cost: $300-350

 

Register through Lynne Klap at lynne@sportsimpact.co.nz

For those who have attended

a Virtues Project two or three day Intensive 

 

Intensive Trainings 2003 in Wellington

 

August 8-10, 2003

(Fri/Sat/Sun)     

Facilitator Skills

Explore facilitation skills with Virtues, discuss promotion, development, practice presentation and spiritual

companioning $160

Facilitator: Beth Lew

October 10-11

(Fri/Sat)

Awakening the Virtues Within

2 day introductory intensive

prerequisite for facilitator training  $160

Facilitator: Beth Lew

Nov 1-3, 2002   

(Fri/Sat/Sun)     

Deepening the Virtues Within-3 day intensive,  (Required training to become facilitator of

Virtues Project workshops) $250

Licensed Trainer: Beth Lew 

           

Canterbury Virtues Trust Events  for  2003

AUG 29-31 

(Fri/Sat/Sun)

Spiritual Companioning, Couples Retreat in beautiful Purau Bay.  This is a  convenient get-away with time to relax in your own private holiday home.  Workshops include life-changing, virtue-inspired relationship skills.  Limited to 4 couples at $345 per couple.  Send a deposit of $50 to hold a space.

SEPT 5-7

(Fri/Sat/Sun)

Ka Taoka Tapu a o Matua Tipuna (The Sacred Treasures of our Ancestors) at Rapaki Marae in Lyttelton Harbour, facilitated by Sheldon Ramer and Tahu Stirling. This special event begins with dinner at 6 PM on the 5th and ends after lunch on the 7th.  $295 per person, all meals included

OCT 11/12

(Sat/Sun)

Awakening the Virtues Within, a workshop for parents, teachers, care-givers, and community workers,  in Christchurch.  An overview of Virtues Project applications, including personal development.  A great “refresher” course, and prerequisite for facilitator training - $195.

NOV 15

(Saturday)

Canterbury Virtues Trust Peer Mentoring – Here’s something for everyone who has participated in at least one full day of Virtues training.  At Purau Bay (hoping for a fine day), bring the family along, come for morning tea and then a shared lunch.      Lots of Virtues activity.  (Please register your interest on this, so we can plan ahead for a day full of joyfulness and creativity!)

JAN 3-5 2004

(Fri/Sat/Sun)

A Soul Full Life Retreat with Virtues Project Founders, Linda and Dan Popov. Venue to be announced.  Experiential in nature, these three days present an overview of Soul Centred Development and its implications in our lives.  A real treat!

Unless otherwise specified, all Canterbury Virtues Trust workshops are facilitated by Ellen & Sheldon Ramer. 

If you would like to arrange a special event for your group, or receive a brochure or more information regarding any of the above programmes ring Ellen at 03 329 4380 or email virtues@xtra.co.nz

 

Auckland

Contact: Lindi Pelkowitz—

09-535-3919 pelk@xtra.co.nz

 

January 2-3, 2004

Awakening the Virtues Within

2 day introductory workshop with founders of The Virtues Project: Linda Kavelin Popov and Dr Dan Popov

Cost: $250 or early bird- $220 

 

 

Western Australia Workshops

offered by VP Licensed Trainer Fiona McDonald

fiona.mcdonald@wa.relationships.com.au

‘Introduction to the Virtues Project’ Workshop

This 2 day or 5 evening training, is an introduction to the Virtues Project.  It is suitable for all those who have children in their care either as a parent or teacher.  It gives the participant an understanding of the project and an opportunity to gain an understanding of the 5 Strategies.  Participants will learn ways to empower moral growth in themselves and their children whether at home or school.

Evening Dates: 4, 11,18,25 August, 1 September (Mon) Time:          6-9 pm

Daytime Dates: 8th  & 9th September (Mon & Tues) Time:     9:00 am—5:00  pm

Cost:              $220.00

Venue: 115 Cambridge St, West Leederville

3 Day Advanced Workshop

This workshop builds on the “Introduction to the Virtues Project Workshop” which is a pre-requisite for this workshop.  It provides the participant with in-depth experience and practice in the 5 Virtues Strategies whilst enabling them to identify and clarify the key elements for teaching Virtues Workshops.

Dates:   24, 25, 26 November (Mon, Tues, Wed)

Time: 9:00 am—5:00 pm

Cost:  $385.00

Venue: 115 Cambridge St, West Leederville

Accredited Course in Group Facilitation Skills

Train Small Groups BSZ404A

This accredited course in Group Facilitation skills is an ideal programme for training facilitators for the community educational vocational and industry training fields.  Learn how to run groups, the theory, process and dynamics of groups.  Discover how people learn and take in information.

The five day training includes the unit BSZ404A, which is part of the certificate IV in assessment and Workplace Training however it offers further knowledge and skills than the basic unit covers.

Dates:   29 & 30 Oct , 5, 13,19 Nov (Wed & Thurs)

Times:  8:30 am—5:00 pm

Cost:  $660.00

Venue: 115 Cambridge St,  West Leederville

            

Please let us know if you would like your workshops advertised in this space!

 Contact Details:     Virtues NZ

Beth Lew

89 Wellington Road, Paekakariki

04-905-8190 FAX:04-905-8150

virtues@paradise.net.nz

Or

Lynne Klap

226 Evans Bay Parade

Wellington

04-386-4992

Lynne@sportsimpact.nz

 

 

The Angelic Way :

 CD of original Virtues music by Stefan Brown

Appropriate for use in schools and at home                $29.95                 

Order from music@wise.net.nz

 

 

UCA - Virtues Materials  Suppliers  -  www.ucamusic.com

email: uca@clear.net.nz

Fax: 04-239-9976

Freepost 4045, Box 52076

Titahi Bay, Porirua

Freephone 0800-500-885 (answer phone available after hours)

Virtues Cards                            $22.50

Virtues Bilingual Poster         $15

Virtues USA Poster                  $18.50

New NZ Virtues Project Wallet Card   Packs of 25 cards   $5.00

(Single cards can be bought for 25 cents each - only when other resources ordered)

The Family Virtues Guide      $24.95

The VP Educator's Guide        $77.95

Virtues in Me - CD                    $19.95

Virtues in Me - Book                $19.95

Virtues Wall Sheets - Positive Language for Play Activities

 in Te Reo Maori or English        $24.95

Tama’s Putorino and The Tears of the Albatross

Tape and wisdom book in  English and Maori .              $21.95

 

Poster Tube        (up to ten posters fit in one tube)          $2.50

 

Freight Fee - to be added to all orders    $4.00

Please choose one of three payment options:

1. Send a cheque payable to "UCA Ltd" for your order

(Please ensure to include freight fee and tube/s where applicable)

2. UCA can invoice your organisation. Payment would be due once you receive your order

3. Pay by Credit Card:     Visa      Bankcard             MasterCard

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