Good Friends Social Skills

For one week of each school holiday, Abacus will run a social skills group program for children who need to practise the skills required, and often expected, when playing and working with peers, or interacting in their community. The aim of the program is to teach skills that are vital for everyday relationships, in essence, learning to make friends and be a good friend. The children will practise social skills used in particular situations and the social reasoning behind these skills. The types of skills that would be targeted include:

  • Relaxation and coping strategies to better handle anxiety
  • How to make and keep friendships
  • Learning rules about playing games with peers, such as winning and losing, following the instructions, taking turns, and the game ending
  • Identifying emotions in self and empathising with peers
  • How to respond to verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Practising social language

UPCOMING SESSIONS

To be held at Abacus Learning Centre, 215 High Street, Hastings (enter via Western Port Secondary College main gate and follow the signs, right then left, to the Abacus building).

 

5 - 7 YEAR OLDS
First Week of Term 1 Break
Tuesday 4 April 2017
Wednesday 5 April 2017
Thursday 6 April 2017
Session Times
9am - 12pm
9am - 12pm
9am - 12pm
Second Week of Term 2 Break
Tuesday 11 July 2017
Wednesday 12 July 2017
Thursday 13 July 2017
Session Times
9am - 12pm
9am - 12pm
9am - 12pm
First Week of Term 3 Break
Tuesday 26 September 2017
Wednesday 27 September 2017
Thursday 28 September 2017
Session Times
9am - 12pm
9am - 12pm
9am - 12pm
8 - 10 YEAR OLDS
First Week of Term 1 Break
Tuesday 4 April 2017
Wednesday 5 April 2017
Thursday 6 April 2017
Session Times
1pm - 4pm
1pm - 4pm
1pm - 4pm
Second Week of Term 2 Break
Tuesday 11 July 2017
Wednesday 12 July 2017
Thursday 13 July 2017
Session Times
1pm - 4pm
1pm - 4pm
1pm - 4pm
First Week of Term 3 Break
Tuesday 26 September 2017
Wednesday 27 September 2017
Thursday 28 September 2017
Session Times
1pm - 4pm
1pm - 4pm
1pm - 4pm

Cost for all three sessions is $450 per child


EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

If interested, please download and complete the intake form (see below) and return via email as soon as possible. Places will be confirmed with families in around three to four weeks.

Further information

Find out more about our Good Friends

Intake Form

Please complete and send to our office