Yesterday we had an all staff training day.
The staff were split into 5 groups. They were given a pack with bits and bobs, instructions, and were asked to build it with a stubby holder on one hand (each using only one hand to build with).
Half way through their build they were asked to watch a video.
The video showed the final product of what they were building.
They were building a prosthetic hand.
The feeling that they were experiencing is one that I knew. I felt it when I did this same activity in a leadership course. Initial sadness, followed by a profound sense of gratitude knowing that we were contributing to changing someone’s life.
As well as providing someone with a hand, we were also teaching our staff a very valuable lesson.
We talked about:
The motivation and level of applied effort before watching the video (didn’t know what they were building) Vs after watching the video (when they did).
What work is and why we do it.
The power of a team comes from purpose, not from the blind repetition of work.
Thinking about the purpose of our work, unlocks the potential of awareness, caring and collaboration amongst the team.
* This was the perfect example of how motivation for something can change when we know the impact, but on the flip side highlighting the importance of giving our best all the time, because we never know the impact we’re having on someone’s life, or just simply someone’s day.*
Thank you @helpinghandsanz for allowing us to gift 5 x hands to those in need 🙏🏼
If you have been to The Ranch over the last few weeks, you may have noticed some cool new items popping up in The Chapel. We have paired with Cotopaxi to bring some awesome hats, jumpers and bags to The Ranch!
We searched high and low to find a brand that has the same values we do with a strong focus on sustainability, that is also practiCOOL. Have a read through about Cotopaxi HERE.
Stay tuned to see what else will be arriving soon…
Join us at The Ranch every Monday throughout term 4 for an hour mountainboarding lesson.
An awesome activity for 7yo – 14yo, beginner – intermediate riders.
Start date: 9th October, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $225 for all 9 sessions
‘Hit the Switch’ on your after school activities!
Ladies, now’s your chance to try Mountainboarding!
We are pumped to be offering FREE girls only sessions of Mountainboarding as part of the ‘This Girl Can Campaign’, to encourage girls to get out there and try something different in a safe and judgement free environment!
Saturday 14th October, 2023
10 am session (7 yo – 17 yo)
11:30am session (mixed ages)
1pm session (18 yo and above)
We had so much fun in Term 2 with our weekly mountainboarding lessons that we are doing it again in Term 3!
Sign up for a term of mountainboarding adventure starting on the 14th of July.
When: Every Friday night (starting June 14) from 4pm – 5pm
Age: 7 – 14 yo
Experience level: Beginners – intermediate
Cost: Full term $250pp (10 sessions)
All boards and safety equipment is provided, all you need to bring is your sense of adventure!
Spaces are limited and are filling quickly! Bookings can be made by heading to July 14 on our booking calendar…
We are super excited to introduce Rancher!!! Rancher is our mascot who represents all the Ranch Values.
R – resilient
A – adventurous
N – nurturing
C – loves a challenge
H – enjoys being present in the ‘here and now’
Rancher will be arriving in 3D later this year.