We are excited to announce that our Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program, The Best of Friends, has been shortlisted for the Australian Publishers Awards 2015! The shortlist is selected by a panel of more than 10 publishing industry professionals.This distinguished panel has agreed that our work deserves special recognition.
Last year we took the trophy home with the Power Up program and are looking forward to the award night again with anticipation.
We were selected amongst Australia’s major publishers such as Pearson, Macmillan, Pascal Press, Oxford Press making this position in the shortlist a major achievement and a fantastic reward for our work and dedication over the past years of creating beautiful educational resource.
The awards are held by the Australian Publishers Association (APA), the peak national body responsible for representing the Australian publishing industry and for promoting the importance of the published word to the educational, social, cultural and intellectual life of Australia. Awards will be presented in the primary school, secondary school, TAFE & vocational and tertiary education categories as well as to the Primary and Secondary School Publisher of the Year.
For more information about The Best of Friends, visit http://bof.quirkykid.com.au or download a flyer
The event night is scheduled for:
17th September 2015, 5:00pm
The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
We hope to see you there.
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Last night, during the sold out ceremony for 21st annual Educational Publishing awards at the State Library of Victoria Power Up!, our performance psychology resource, was awarded the Best Student Resource (Primary) under the Arts/Humanities category.
The judged praised our resource as follow:
“Power Up is a target product that has wide appeal an application. It is unique in its approach in helping students enhance performance to achieve success by identifying and improving cognitive strategies. Clearly presented, well-designed and practical in its application. it delivers contemporary and relatable video content”.
Our team, Kimberley O’Brien (principal Educational and Development Psychologist), Leonardo Rocker (Publisher and Business Manager) and Lisa Diebold (Designer) were proud to receive the award from Senator the Hon. Scott Ryan Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Senator for Victoria, who was officially representing the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Education.
The awards is a significant achievement for our growing educational publishing house and confirms the amazing quality and innovation of our resources and products. We are a very proud team this week!
The ceremony was led by by Michael Gordon Smith, Chief Executive of the Australian Publishers AssociationAPA) and provided participants with inspiring and challenging speeches by David Barnett, Managing Director, Pearson Australia. and David Howes – Executive Director, Curriculum, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. We also heard from Murray St Leger, Chief Executive Officer, Copyright Agency and Cliff Brigstocke, Chief Executive Officer, OPUS Group.
Australian’s largest educational and most successful publishers like Pearson, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press Macmillan Education Australia took home many awards.The full list winners is available in the EPAA catalogue 2014.
Our contented focus and commitment
Quirky Kid has a refreshed enthusiasm and focus to continue developing innovative resources for the educational sector in Australia and overseas. We have two more incredible resources in the pipeline and can’t wait to share those with you.
We would like to thank our clients and colleagues for their support and encouragement. We also invite schools and colleagues interested in offering this resources for their students and clients to get in touch with us. We are very happy to come to you and demonstrate how this resource can contribute to your students psychological support.
Offering Power Up!
You can purchase and find our more about Power Up! in the following websites:
You can also become an affiliate by registering here.
You can become a Power Up Facilitator by completing the registration from online
If you would like to offer this resources for your students, please contact us to discuss our school licenses.
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We are proud to announce that the Australian Publisher Association (APA) has just accepted our membership application. This is an important milestone for Quirky Kid.
Most of you already know that The Quirky Kid Clinic is also a niche publishing house. Our focus is on practical and creative social-emotional resources aimed at children, adolescent and families. Our portfolio includes 6 resources, like The Face It Cards and The How to be a Friend book and 1 program, The Power Up Program and many more are on the way (see our online shop for all resources)
The Quirky Kid resources are currently sold and distributed in Australia, Canada, Singapore and the USA. Over 5000 copies were already sold to professionals word-wide. We count with the fantastic support of The Australian Centre for Educational Research (ACER) in Australia. (see 52 Stories for more).
For the second time, we’ve attended the Frankfurt Book Fair; in 2013 however, joined the collective stand of the APA as we aim to increase the reach of our resources. (See review of Quirky Kid Resources in the USA). We have now confirmed our attendance to the Bologna book fair were we hope to network, display and launch our newest resource – The Best of Friends workbook and program.
We are committed to our publishing projects and have a lot of surprises for you during 2014.
About the APA
The Australian Publishers Association (APA) is the peak industry body for Australian book, journal and electronic publishers. Established in 1948, the association is an advocate for all Australian publishers: large or small; commercial or non-profit; academic or popular; locally or overseas owned. Over the years the APA has grown into an organisation of considerable influence. From modest beginnings and a membership of twenty, the Association now has over 216 members and represents 91% of the industry, based on turnover.
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