Skip to main content

SYDNEY – Term Program

By November 26, 2019July 9th, 20212 Comments
social and emotional program in sydney

The Best of Friends® (BoF) program gives children the knowledge, skills, and confidence to understand and manage their 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.

Workshops are conducted weekly in 10 sessions (1 hour each). The program content is aligned with 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 that 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 literature, theory, and practice for young people to better understand themselves and others.

Term 1, 2021 Program Details

The program will run weekly, for 10 weeks. Please review the booking details below.

  • 10 sessions (one hour each) for a maximum of 4 participants.
  • 2 x 30 minutes parent consultations (by phone) before and after the program.
  • An award-winning workbook featuring interactive activities, facts, fieldwork, 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 Thursday 15th July 2021 4pm-6pm Booked Out
9 to 12 years Tuesday 13th July  2021 4pm -5pm 3 spots left!

If your child has a pre-existing diagnosis you will need to complete a pre-screening session at an additional cost. Please call to make an appointment. 

The registration is $930 per child. You will be invited to select the age group during the registration process.  
Book now
Group programs are held at Quirky Kid Clinic Woollahra NSW 2025.  

Register Now

Important Information 

Join the discussion 2 Comments

  • Gaye says:

    Hi wondering if this is available to others that don’t live in these areas or perhaps you could just purchase the book.


    • Zoe Barnes says:

      Hello Gaye,

      We are happy to announce online options for students Australia-wide to participate in our programs.
      To register please email and reference The Best of Friends online term program.

      Look forward to hearing from you.

Leave a Reply