Tag: Workshops

Power Up! @ Illawarra Grammar

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

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During two days next week, 10 young athletes from Illawarra Grammar  School in Wollongong will be lucky to participate in the Power Up workshop by The Quirky Kid Clinic.

This activity-based workshop is designed for children and young people training and competing at club, regional, state and national level in their chosen sports, academic pursuits or the performing arts. The workshop explores an abundance of psychological skills and techniques practiced by Olympians, academics, prima ballerinas and musical soloists in order to compete at their very best. The workshop has been developed by psychologist Belinda Jones and incorporates her experience working with athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport.

Belinda Jones, a Quirky Kid Child Psychologist, will facilitate the workshop with the support from school staff!

The Power Up! 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 high-performing students at your school, please contact us on 02 93 62 9297.

 

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Best of Friends @ St. Thomas

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

The Best of Friends Workshop Kit

TThe Best of Friends workshop™ - St Thomas School in Sydney.Recently , the Quirky Kid Clinic worked with school staff  from Year 2 and Year 4 at St Thomas School in Sydney to facilitate the popular  The Best of Friends workshop™ in the classroom setting.

This was 2-hour workshop for year 2 students was followed by a 8 weeks small group program and 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 an information sheet  for parents on how they can help their child build social skills.

Kimberley O’Brien returned to the school to complement the workshop with a teachers feedback and training as well as to present to parents and display the children achievements.

We are very satisfied with parental and school feedback on the positive outcomes the workshop had achieved so far. Parents where actively engaged in the program with pre and post surveys. This has helped to ensure we parent concerns were addressed.

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St Thomas’ Principal and Teaching 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.

We also run our Best of Friends workshop in the clinic setting, both in Sydney and Melbourne.

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New Workshop Calendar

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

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Our 2010/2011 Workshop Calendar was printed and  posted!

After reviewing our most popular school-based and clinic programs like, “The Best of Friends” and “Why Worry?”, we added more motivational programs for high-achievers, such as “Power Up” and a new series for Mums and Bubs, exploring “The Inside Story” of infant development and healthy attachment.

Our online registration has also been stream lined, taking into consideration your feedback.

Bookings are now easier and even faster!

See our new Workshop Calendar online or join our Mailing List for your hard copy in the next 10 days –  go to our Contact Page and send us a message with your postal address.

Melbourne workshops are booking fast!

The Quirky Kid 2010/2011 Workshop Calendar is printed on 100% recycled paper.

>Download a copy now

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Lilyfield Playgroup

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Lilyfield Playgroup has commissioned  the Quirky Kid Clinic to develop an interactive workshop evening with Child Psychologist Kimberley O’Brien. The event is  hosted by Lilyfield Playgroup.

This interactive workshop will introduce parents to useful resources to address children’s  social and behavioural issues commonly discussed in a play therapy session.

Practical Strategies for food refusal, tantrums, social challenges, sibling rivalry, and other common issues will be shared with time fo Q&A.

Booking Details:

  • This is a closed event.
  • When: 7.30-10 pm, Tuesday 25 May 2010
  • Where: The Red Lion Hotel, Rozelle (upstairs)
  • If you’d like to attend, please add your name to the list at the sign-in desk at Playgroup so that we can get an idea of numbers.

Best of Friends @ St Catherine’s

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

The Quirky Kid Clinic visited Year 2 at St Catherine’s School on Wednesday, 10th March to run the popular  Best of Friends workshop in the classroom setting.

This 2-hour workshop 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 an information sheet for parents on how they can help their child build social skills.

Kimberley O’Brien and Jacqui Olsson returned to the school on April 24th to present to parents and display the children achievements. We are very satisfied with parental and school feedback on the positive outcomes the workshop had achieved so far.

If you would like some information on The Best of Friends™ workshop for your child’s classroom, please contact us.

We also run our Best of Friends workshop in the clinic setting, both in Sydney and Sydney and Melbourne.

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