The Best of Friends® is a multi-award winning Social and Emotional Learning program developed by The Quirky Kid Clinic and is now used by over 23 schools and agencies around Australia.
About Elanora State School
Elanora State School is an Independent Public School serving the community of Elanora since 1983, with a strong tradition of excellence and student achievement in the academic arena, music and sport. The school has been acknowledged State-wide for our Inclusive Education focus and Lead to Succeed Program.
Elanora State School engages students by proactively addressing the social and emotional well-being of students. They strive to be a positive, community-based school and their values are founded on developing respectful relationships and creating a sense of belonging and inclusion for all. Elanora State School actively engages students in social and emotional learning activities, demonstrating a clear focus on Social and Emotional Learning and building authentic relationships. We are impressed with their commitment and are looking forward to working with their team to deliver their first program in 2021.
Five (5) teacher will be completing accreditation and delivering to their respective classes.
How The Best of Friends® program will be implemented at Elanora State School
The first round of The Best of Friends® program will take place in 2021 and will be closely supported by our team of facilitators. Each participant receives a copy of the exclusive workbook developed by Quirky Kid, while facilitators and parents have access to an extensive range of information, manuals and regular supervision as required.
To ensure adequate evaluation, each individual child and group complete pre-and post- psychometric testing of their social and emotional skills to measure the outcome of the intervention. Evaluation and monitoring is an important component of The Best of Friends® program.
We look forward to working closely with Elanora State School.
Interested in offering The Best of Friends® program at your school?
Elanora State School is one of 23 other schools/clinics offering our programs around Australia. Our Social and Emotional programs are a cost-effective and evidence-based intervention which improves children’s social and emotional wellbeing.
The program has a comprehensive implementation, evaluation and monitoring plan, and we are keen to identify partners equally committed to Social and Emotional Learning. We continue to work incredibly hard to produce innovative programs and resources that are tried, tested and loved in classrooms, clinics and lounge rooms around the globe.