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The Best of Friends® – Term Program – Wollongong

The Best of Friends social and emotional learning program for children by Quirky Kid

The Best of Friends® (BoF) program gives children the knowledge, skills, and confidence to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, show empathy for others, develop and maintain friendships and make good decisions. The program includes a concise and engaging set of materials to facilitate Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for children aged 7 to 11 years.

Conducted weekly in 10 sessions (1 hr) at the program content is aligned to the Australian Curriculum and features:

  • Self-awareness and self-management 
  • Social awareness and social management

Developed by Educational and Developmental psychologist Dr. Kimberley O’Brien and the Quirky Kid team, the BoF program draws on decades of clinical and school-based experience and research, to help students overcome common social and emotional issues. Participants will learn how to:

  • Make and maintain positive friendships
  • Develop empathy and communication skills
  • Recognise, express and manage their own emotions
  • Negotiate and resolve conflict
  • Work independently and more cooperatively
  • Increase resilience and be assertive
  • Share ideas appreciate diverse perspectives and
  • Develop teamwork and leadership skills

SEL for better student outcomes:

Research suggests Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) opportunities significantly increase student outcomes, academically and socially at school and in later life. The Best of Friends® program aims to increase social and emotional well-being at home and school. The program provides both literature, theory, and practice for young people to better understand themselves and others.

Term 4 Program Details:

The programs will be running weekly, for 10 weeks. Please review the bookings details below:

  • 10 sessions (one hour each) for a maximum of 6 participants.
  • 2 x 30 minutes parent consultations (phone) before and after the program.
  • An award-winning workbook featuring interactive activities, facts, field work, and stories.
  • Weekly email updates with key program content and suggestions for home and school.
Group Start Date Start Time Places Left
 7 to 8 years   Tuesday 16th October, 2018 4:00pm to 5:00pm  5 spots left
 9 to 11 years Wednesday 18th October, 2018 5:00pm to 6:00pm 4 spots left

Group programs are held at Quirky Kid Clinic Austinmer NSW 2025. 

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The registration cost is $930 (This is $93 per session!). You will be invited to select the age group during the registration process. Hurry! There are limited places available!

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