Best of Friends Program

The Best of FriendsTM (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 – 11 years.

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.

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

Social and Emotional Learning 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 wellbeing at home and school. The program provides both literature, theory and practice for young people to better understand themselves and others.

Program Details

Conducted over 5 fortnightly 2 hour sessions, the program content is aligned to the Australian Curriculum and features:

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


● 5 sessions (two hours each) for a maximum of 6 participants.
● Parent consultations (phone) before and after the program
● An award-winning workbook featuring interactive activities, facts, fieldwork and stories.
● Email updates with key program content and suggestions for home and school.

Essential Information

  • Next Program – for children ages 7 – 8 years
  • Start Date: Week 1, Term 2, 2019
  • 5 fortnightly sessions
  • Time: Alternate Saturdays 9am – 11am
  • Cost: $740 – $930. Early Bird Prices Apply
  • Address: 4-5/33 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, West Burleigh, QLD 4219



If you are unsure if BoF is the right program for your child please contact us before booking. By registering you accept the Terms and Conditions.


Register your interest for this program here.