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Shortlisted: Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award 2016

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Speech Pathology Book of the Year

We are once again filled with pride and excitement to announce that our Social and Emotional Learning title, The Best of Friends, has been shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award, 2016. There were 154 books nominated for this year’s awards and these titles are now being judged against criteria relevant to each category by a panel of experts in oral language and literacy development.

The winners in the five categories will be announced on Thursday, 13 October 2016.

About Speech Pathology Australia

Speech Pathology Australia is the national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia. Speech pathologists are university trained allied health professionals with expertise in the assessment and treatment of communication and/or swallowing difficulties, with whom we work in conjunction with in many cases here at Quirky Kid.

About the Award

The Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards has been running for 13 years to date and aims to promote quality Australian books that help children get the best, most literate start in life. Books are awarded for “Best Book for Language and Literacy Development” in the following categories:

  • Birth to 3 years
  • 3 to 5 years
  • 5 to 8 years
  • 8 to 10 years
  • Indigenous Children.

Each book is judged on its visual appeal and interactive quality. Notably, are the books are also judged on their ability to assist speech pathologists and parents in communication and literacy development and ofter present the following characteristics

  • Has a strong narrative format.
  • Contains characters that appeal to the intended audience.
  • Encourages the reader to explore new ideas and concepts
  • Encourages the development of imagination and curiosity
  • Uses appropriate language
  • Is engaging
  • The Text is well presented

To find out more abut The Best of Friends, please visit http://bof.quirkykid.com.au

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BoF @ Sts Peter and Pauls Primary School

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Sts Peter and Pauls Primary School & 'Best of Friends' Program'

We are proud to announce the Sts Peter and Pauls Primary school in Canberra has just confirmed they will be implementing ‘The Best of Friends’™ program during 2016.

Their enrollment continues to establish our Social and Emotional program as the most effective classroom intervention to foster children’s social and emotional wellbeing. We continue to work incredibly hard to produce innovative programs and resources that are tried, tested and loved in classrooms, clinics and lounge rooms around the globe.

About St Peter and Pauls Primacy School

Sts Peter and Paul Primary School began in 1968. The school is situated in Wisdom Street, Garran, in the Parish of the Transfiguration in the Woden Valley. Sts Peter and Paul is a vibrant Catholic coeducational school.  It is a place that is constantly adapting to the changing needs of young people and their world.  It is a place where all children can discover who they are and develop the self-confidence to take on new challenges in a caring and nurturing Catholic environment.

 

St Peter and Pauls Primary School is part of The Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. St Peter and Pauls and Catholic schools seek to contribute to the creation of an Australian community that is highly educated, skilled and cultured with an ability to promote and embrace a critical analysis of social issues, the expansion of knowledge and the pursuit of truth.

Social and Emotional Learning

Equally with their commitment to academic results and positive psychology, Sts Peter & Paul has demonstrated clear commitment to the Social and Emotional Learning of their students. We were impressed with how proactive and engage the school staff was and their diligence and commitment their pastoral care provides to the students.

Their enables our girls and young women to develop as individuals, identify their strengths and realise their potential. The Student Welfare Officers are fully registered Psychologists and members of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

About The Best of Friends and the School.

The implementation of The Best of Friends™ will take place progressively and will be closely supported by the program author and our Educational Developmental Psychologists Dr. Kimberley O’Brien.

Participants will receive a copy of the exclusive workbook developed by Quirky Kid. Facilitators and teachers will have access to a series of manuals and regular supervision as and when required.

The Best of Friend is a Social and Emotional Learning program developed by The Quirky Kid Clinic. Find our more.

Interested in offering ‘The Best of Friends™’ program at your school?

Currently, the program is available to a limited number of schools and organisations. The BoF program has a comprehensive implementation, evaluation and monitoring plan and we are keen to identify partners committed to SEL implementation and evaluation.

Schools can choose from a target (small group) or universal (classroom) format. We will provide all the implementation assistance required, including training, supervision and support for key staff members.

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BoF @ Sacré Coeur School, Victoria

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BoF @ Sacré Coeur School, Victoria

We are proud to announce the Sacré Coeur Junior School in Victoria has just confirmed they will be implementing ‘The Best of Friends’ ™ program during 2016.

Their enrolment continues to establish our Social and Emotional program as the most effective classroom intervention to foster children’s social and emotional wellbeing. We continue to work incredibly hard to produce innovative programs and resources that are tried, tested and loved in classrooms, clinics and lounge rooms around the globe.

About Sacré Coeur School

Throughout their rich history since the School’s establishment in 1888, thousands of women have been educated at Sacré Cœur and have gone on to succeed in all aspects of their lives. This has been due to the strength of our community; their sense of belonging to the School and their desire to learn and to be the best they could be.

Sacré Cœur is a school steeped in tradition and connected to 150 sister schools across 41 different countries. This enables our girls and staff to engage in a myriad of international programs and opportunities. Each of our sister schools shares in and is inspired by the writings, philosophy and actions of St Madeleine Sophie Barat, Founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart, in 1800.

Social and Emotional Learning

Equally with their commitment to academic results and positive psychology, Sacré Coeur Junior School has demonstrated clear commitment to the Social and Emotional Learning of their students. We were impressed with the knowledge, focus, diligence and commitment their pastoral care provides to the students.

Their enables our girls and young women to develop as individuals, identify their strengths and realise their potential. The Student Welfare Officers are fully registered Psychologists and members of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

About The Best of Friends and the School.

The implementation of The Best of Friends™ will take place progressively and will be closely supported by the program author and our Educational Developmental Psychologists Dr. Kimberley O’Brien.

Participants will receive a copy of the exclusive workbook developed by Quirky Kid. Facilitators and teachers will have access to a series of manuals and regular supervision as and when required.

The Best of Friend is a Social and Emotional Learning program developed by The Quirky Kid Clinic. Find our more.

Interested in offering ‘The Best of Friends™’ program at your school?

Currently, the program is available to a limited number of schools and organisations. The BoF program has a comprehensive implementation, evaluation and monitoring plan and we are keen to identify partners committed to SEL implementation and evaluation.

Schools can choose from a target (small group) or universal (classroom) format. We will provide all the implementation assistance required, including training, supervision and support for key staff members.

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Quirky Kid has two titles shortlisted for the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2016

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2016

We are over the moon with excitement as we have just received confirmation that Quirky Kid has been shortlisted for two ( yes 2) London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2016. Four Australian titles were shortlisted this year with China leading the shortlists with five nominations and the USA and Australia not far behind with four each.

The Best of Friends™ program was shortlisted The Education Initiatives Award, together with Book Aid International (UK) for their work in Sub-Saharan Africa and United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) (Sudan).

The Power Up program was shortlisted Educational Learning Resources Award together with Kweetet (Belgium), Cambridge University Press (Australia),  SuperMemo World sp. z o.o. (Poland) The awards, which are held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association (PA), celebrate success in 14 categories, representing the best publishing ambassadors, cutting edge publishing, and ground breaking initiatives in the industry.

The awards, which are held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association (PA), celebrate success in 14 categories, representing the best publishing ambassadors, cutting edge publishing, and ground breaking initiatives in the industry.

Jacks Thomas, Director, The London Book Fair, said: “Now in their third year, the LBF International Excellence Awards are a one-stop showcase for some fantastic innovation and sheer determination to get books and content into the hands of consumers in a variety of classical and creative ways. Just looking at the shortlists makes me want to shout a big three cheers for the global publishing industry and all who work in it!”

Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive, The UK Publishers Association, said: “These awards are going from strength to strength and demonstrates that excellence in publishing has no geographic boundary. This shortlist shows how, from the USA to China, Argentina to Turkey via France, New Zealand, Poland and of course the UK, there are no shortages of exciting developments in the book and publishing industry.”

The winners of a number of other Awards will also be presented on the night including: The Quantum Publishing Innovation Award, The Association for Publishing Education (APE) Student Awards, The IPA Freedom to Publish Prize, The LBF Trailblazer Awards and The London Book Fair Simon Master Chairman’s Award.

The London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented.

The awards, which celebrate international excellence in the book industry, cover the whole scope of international publishing, including academic and scholarly publishing, children’s publishing, literary translation and digital innovation. In each award category the judging panel was made up of experts in that sector.

The LBF International Book Industry Excellence Awards will be an invite-only evening event, and will take place on Tuesday 12 April, the first day of The LBF 2016. The Awards Ceremony will be held at 6.00pm in The Conference Centre, Olympia, London. Dr. Kimberley O’Brien, principal child psychologist and Leonardo Rocker M.A will be representing Quirky Kid during the award night.

  • Fair Dates: Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 April 2016IEA_logo_2016_shortlist_horizontal

THE LONDON BOOK FAIR

About The London Book Fair (LBF)

The London Book Fair (LBF) is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Taking place every spring in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital, it is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. LBF brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets. LBF 2016, the 45th Fair, will take place from Tuesday 12-Thursday 14 April 2016, Olympia London. LBF’s London Book and Screen Week will run for the third year, with the book fair as the pivotal three-day event within a seven-day programme. London Book and Screen Week will begin on Monday 11 April. In 2016, LBF’s charity of the year is First Story.

For further information, please visit: www.londonbookfair.co.uk.

The Publishers Association

The Publishers Association is the leading trade organisation serving book, journal, audio and electronic publishers in the UK. Membership comprises over 100 companies from across the consumer, academic and education sectors. Its core service is representation and lobbying, around copyright, rights and other matters relevant to members, who represent roughly 80% of the industry by turnover. www.publishers.org.uk.

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Taipei International Book Exhibition 2016

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Taipei International Book Exhibition 2016

8 A handful of Aussie, publishers, authors and illustrators have been selected to appear in the 2016 Hello! from Australia exhibition that will be showcased at the Taipei International Book Exhibition this year, celebrating and promoting the vibrancy and variety of Australia’s publishing scene.

We are proud to announce that our title ‘The Best of Friends’ has been selected as part of this exhibition, which is an initiative of the Australian Publishers Association created in partnership with Books Illustrated, funded by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

The ‘Hello! from Australia’ exhibition aims to:

  • support publishers in the promotion and sale of rights
  • facilitate contact between Australian publishers and international agents and promoters
  • promote Australian culture internationally, and
  • draw attention to the diversity and depth of Australian children’s books.

Our title, ‘The Best of Friends’ is available now as part of our Social & Emotional Skills (SEL) workshop. Find out more here.

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