High school programme

Attitude, the youth education division of Parenting Place, is dedicated to equipping teenagers with the information and skills they need to negotiate the adolescent years and build meaningful lives. The resources, based on credible research and linked to the health curriculum, give young people strategies for solving problems, handling stress, building resilience and negotiating relationships.

Attitude works in partnership with teachers. We provide a range of innovative, youth-friendly materials including handbooks, teaching resources and a website. Attitude resources are designed to complement levels three and four of the health curriculum.

More than 370 New Zealand high schools currently request Attitude programmes impacting approximately 250,000 students each year. The Attitude programme was developed in 1996.  Evaluation of our work is very important to us to ensure our programmes remain effective and address the changing needs of students.

How the programme works


Schools select topics to complement their health curriculum


Attitude delivers engaging presentations to introduce topics


Parents and caregivers are involved to reinforce learning


Student and teacher resources are provided for classroom follow up