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Quirky Kid Hub!

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

You’re invited to be part of our QK community! Professionals Space for lease in Woollahra

Quirky Kid has grown and we have expanded our Sydney office and Austinmer office to better accomodate our team and better service our clients. As we focus more on narrowing our expertise and doing more of the things we do best, we would like to call on other professionals to compliment our services, by sharing our space and offering more to our clients.

So today, we announce the creation of the Quirky Kid Hub! The Hub is a shared professional space where creative and talented individuals work independently while surrounded by opportunities to collaborate! We welcome you to make the most of our clinical and creative space to offer consultation, host events or something similar – We are open to ideas!

Who can join the Quirky Kid Hub?

  • Non-competitive service providers;
  • Professionals in need of casual or semi-permanent consulting space in Sydney (Woollahra) or Austinmer;
  • Organisations in need of inspiration and access to creative space.
  • Facilitators in need of workshop space.

What are the benefits of Quirky Kid Hub?

  • You will have access to inspiring, newly furnished and air conditioned work space.
  • Choice of private office or shared desks;
  • Casual and flexible arrangements;
  • Participate in cutting edge professional development opportunities offered by Quirky Kid staff or other Hub Members.

If this sounds like something you would like to be part of, please give us  a call on 02 9362 9297 to discuss your needs further.

The Quirky Kid Hub is not for you? We also currently have employment opportunities available and would love to hear from you! Please visit our employment pages for more information on how to apply.


Brazil Education Conference


Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Educador Congress 2012 - Kimberley O’Brien

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, and Quirky Kid are proud to be invited to present during the 2012 Educador Congress.

Educador Congress 2012 in Brazil - Kimberley O’Brien

The congress is  the largest education event in Latin America and will gather more than 100 speakers to discuss the issue “Family, Society and School: where do we want to go?” Our theme will be: Practical Strategies for social, emotional and behaviour issues for children and adolescents, or in Portuguese: ‘Estratégias Práticas para solução de problemas sociais, emocionais e comportamentais em crianças e adolescentes’.

The event Combines different issues related to the educational universe such as Teacher Education, Childhood Education and the Early Years, Learning Difficulties and Interdisciplinary Education, Bullying, Limits and others.

Quirky Kid publishing will also showcase our resources to the local industry including our newts program. Power Up: Using performance psychology to compete at your best.

You can read an article by Kimberley on the conference topic at the resources pages on our website.

If you are heading that way the following factsheet can be helpful. http://www.futuroeventos.com.br/fact-sheet/.

To book visit: http://www.futuroeventos.com.br/educar/en/

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New Professional Workshops

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Therapeutic Resources for Children and Families - New Workshops of QK.

 Therapeutic Resources for Children and Families - New Workshops of QK.Quirky Kid in collaboration with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) are proud to present a  series of workshops called ‘Therapeutic Resources for Children and Families’ around Australia.

We will be touching base in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane between May and June 2012.

Designed for developmental psychologists, educators, social workers and human resources professionals, this workshop includes clinical case examples to illustrate how to use therapeutic resources to address a broad range of issues.

Presented by author, illustrator and developmental psychologist, Kimberley O’Brien, this workshop includes examples of visual recording techniques and resource applications to engage individuals, siblings, students and families.



More information and booking details are available by following the links below:

Download a Flyer for more information and help to promote the workshop.

You can find our more about the our resources at the Quirky Kid Shoppe


The Best of Friends @ Moriah College


Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Moriah College in Sydney and 'The Best of Friends' Program

Recently, the Quirky Kid Clinic worked with school staff from Year 5 at Moriah College in Sydney to facilitate the popular ‘The Best of Friends’ in the classroom setting.

Moriah College in Sydney and 'The Best of Friends' Program

This 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 multimedia 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. Information sheet for parents were provided so they could also help their children to build social skills.

We are very satisfied with parental and school feedback on the positive outcomes the workshop has achieved so far.

Moriah Colleague Principal and Teaching staff were incredibly 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
  • This program has been present in many schools around Sydney like, St Thomas, St Catherine’s School and others. We also run our workshops in in Sydney, Wollongong, and Melbourne.

Raised on Praise @ The Hills Grammar

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

As part of a transition to Kindergarten program, parents of future Kindy students at The Hills Grammar School in Sydney, have been invited to participate in the Raised on Praise workshop by The Quirky Kid Clinic.

Parents will learn how to develop an optimistic, fair and consistent parenting approach with an emphasis on praise. Learn to identify family factors in need of focus and develop reasonable rules and considered consequences in this very practical workshop.Participants will be encouraged to reflect on the challenges of parenthood and to explore their parenting style from their child’s point of view. Current research in the field of positive parent-child relationships will be reviewed, combined with activities designed for participants to experience the effective use and over-use of praise.

Kimberley O’Brien, Principal Child Psychologist at Quirky Kid, will facilitate the workshop with the support of Corina Vogler, Provisional Psychologist at Quirky Kid

Raised on Praise is also offered in the clinical setting. Visit our workshop page to find out the next date. If you would like to arrange a workshop for parents or students at your school, please contact us on 02 9362 9297.