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. Participants receive a exclusive copy the multi-award winning workbook, including stories and a range of activities to complete at home.


Developed by Educational and Developmental psychologist 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.

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

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

Learning Goals

  • 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

Term 3 2017 Registrations Are Now Open

Register today for the Term 3 programs. Places are limited and group sizes are small. Please make sure to read the Terms and Conditions before booking. Our Customer Support team is always happy to answer any questions.

The Best of Friends - 9 to 11 Years
West Burleigh, QLD
Starts: 03/10/17, 4.45pm

My daughter came to Quirky Kids with the opinion that she hated being different, now she has embraced her uniqueness and say she loves being different. Also, she has learnt some valuable techniques to help her make and keep friends. Thank you so much.

ParentThe Best of Friends Feedback

Well organised, well run, and I think it has given my daughter good strategies to cope with the changes happening next year. Plus she seemed to like going 🙂

ParentThe Best of Friends

The materials were great and the facilitator very good. My daughter got a lot out of it.

ParentThe Best of Friends

We have seen amazing changes in my son's confidence and social skills, and he loved his Wednesday afternoons with you.

ParentThe Best of Friends