This week our team is heading to Cartwright Public School in Sydney to start facilitating ‘The Best of Friends Program’ for 8 lucky students from Year 3 and 4. The workshops are possible thank you to Mission Australia.
The program will go over two weeks and will include aspects of the new program workbook currently under production here at Quirky Kid Publishing.
The 8 hours workshop will covered areas such as Making Friends, Empathy, Compromise, and Peacemaking and others key areas around Social Skills. Students will participated in a range of activities including painting, play dough, role play, and presentations while discussing the finer points of friendship and playground issues.
We will update this post with more information as they become available. The Best of Friends has been offered to a number of school around Sydney like: Moriah College, Illawarra Grammar School, International Grammer School, St Thomas Public School, Thirroul Public School, Redlands, and many other.
Today we have just launched our New Workshop Calendar. This beautifully illustrated guide aims to share with parents and colleagues our main workshops. We have been working very hard over the past 3 years in developing our programs and are soon sharing more exciting news about it. Please share with your networks.
Grab your copy online or subscribe to the email list below and we will post you a copy. The printed version has a very interesting family game called “Handmade” and will keep all family entertained for some time.
The Quirky Kid clinic is pleased to announce our Melbourne workshops. We are bringing our most experienced psychologists, Principal Kimberley O’Brien and Dr. Kathryn Berry to facilitate this school holidays workshops.
Not so long ago, we launched the Power Up program during the Football United Camp – The 2012 Challenge Camp. The Quirky Kid Team was honored to be part of this event and to share with participants our new program.
The video below shows a bit more of the event and the activities we completed.
Participants eagerly completed a range of paper-based and activity-based exercises to explore the key principals of performance psychology, like goal setting, imagery, self-talk, etc. Our team, including Psychologist Belinda Jones, Psychologist Kimberley O’Brien, Social Developer Leonardo Rocker all completed multiple activities with individual groups.
Soon you will also have the opportunity to listen to inspiring stories by young people we interviewed during the event, so stay tuned!
As you may already know, Football United has recently released a research demonstrating the positive personal, social and community benefits of participating in regular training, leadership opportunities and educational opportunities with Football United. The report was presented by UNSW Chancellor, Mr. David Gonski AC. The research was undertaken by Sally Nathan, Anne Bunde-Birouste, Lynn Kemp, Clifton Evers, Julie McKenzie and Tun Shwe.
Recently, the Quirky Kid Clinic worked with school staff and students at the Illawarra Grammar School in Wollonong to facilitate the popular ‘The Best of Friends ™’ in the classroom setting.
The 6 weeks program covered areas such as Making Friends, Social Skills, Empathy, Compromise, and Peacemaking in friendships. Students participated in a range of activities including painting, play dough, role play, and presentations while discussing the finer points of friendship and playground issues.
Each child was given a “Quirky Kid Tool Kit” including materials for the day as well as making use of the Quirky Kid Resources. We are very satisfied with parental and school feedback on the positive outcomes the workshop has achieved so far.
Illawarra Grammar School in Wollonong staff were incredible supportive and showed great commitment toward students social development.
If you would like some information on ‘The Best of Friends™ workshop for your child’s classroom, please contact us on 02 9362-9297