Schools

Dear Principals and Teachers,

Statistics in Australia state:

* One in four young people currently have a mental health condition 

* Suicide is the biggest killer of Australian youth

* Young people are most concerned about coping with stress, school or study problems and body image

https://www.youthbeyondblue.com/footer/stats-and-facts

Together we can make a difference in the lives of our primary school children.

The ‘Sparky and Shady’ program has been endorsed by one of Australia’s leading Clinical Psychologists, Andrew Fuller, and listed on Kidsmatter as a social emotional resource for schools.

The books and teachers’ manuals are now available for Preschool to Year 2 and Year 3 to Year 6. If you want to ‘do it yourself’ these resources will equip you to teach the program to small groups or with a little tweaking to your whole class.

Alternatively, you can book nine weeks of During School Classes or a Two-Day Workshop for a whole class and have Kathy teach the program for you. Here’s how…

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 During School Classes (9 weeks)

For a whole class (Kindy – Yr 6)

Class teachers set aside an hour per week for 9 weeks of ‘Sparky and Shady’ lessons with their whole class.

The program could also run twice a week for 4.5 weeks if more suited to the timetable.

(Available to schools within the Coffs Harbour area only.)

 

 

 

 

What’s in it for the children?

  • 9 consecutive lessons covering: Who you are, Why you are here, How your body works, How your personality works, How your thoughts work, How your feelings work, How to cope with problems, How to believe in yourself and How to follow your dreams.
  • Self-awareness of how their body, personality, thoughts and feelings all work.
  • To meet Sparky (their loving side) and Shady (their scared side) and knowledge to help them tell the difference.
  • Three strategies to manage their body, feelings and thoughts – ‘Short cuts’.
  • A strategy that works to cope with problems and let go of ‘baggage’ – ‘Pit Stop’.
  • Three secrets to believe in themselves.
  • Three secrets to follow their dreams.

What’s in it for the teacher?

  • 9 hours of social-emotional professional development on a program approved by Kidsmatter
  • A PDF copy of ‘Sparky and Shady for Kids’ or ‘Sparky and Shady for Big Kids’ emailed to you prior to the workshop.
  • A PDF copy of ‘Sparky and Shady for Kids Teachers’ Manual’ or ‘Sparky and Shady for Big Kids Teachers’ Manual’ with curriculum outcomes and lesson plans emailed to you prior to the workshop.
  • An opportunity to purchase a signed copy of ‘Sparky and Shady for Kids’ ($29.95), ‘Sparky and Shady for Big Kids’ ($29.95), or either of the Teachers’ Manuals ($44.95)
  • ‘How to take a Pit Stop’ video to support children to let go of ‘baggage’ (emailed to you after the workshop)
  • Strategies to help children cope with problems and manage their thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
  • Happy and loving children who are empowered to make good choices, cope with problems and believe in themselves!

What’s in it for parents?

  • A note is sent home to parents before the program begins. The note contains: a link to the Parent Information video that explains the program and gives additional information on how parents can obtain a copy of the book in PDF or hard copy should they wish to follow up at home.
  • A PDF download of ‘Sparky and Shady for Kids’ or ‘Sparky and Shady for Big Kids’ is emailed to parents who request a copy.
  • ‘How to take a Pit Stop’ video to support children to let go of ‘baggage’ is emailed to interested parents after the workshop.
  • If parents choose to follow up at home they will have hands on strategies that work to help children cope with problems and manage their thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

When

  • 9 consecutive weeks on the same day at the same time for one hour with the class + 15 mins follow up with the class teacher before or after the lesson (some flexibility is available).
  • 4.5 consecutive weeks, twice a week at the same time for one hour + 15 mins follow up with the class teacher (some flexibility is available).

Cost

  • $10 per child per class for the nine weeks (min 20, max 30) + GST
  • The school receives an invoice for the total number of children enrolled per class.

Make enquiries or BOOK NOW – kathy@sparkyandshady.com or 0409 711 608

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For a whole class (K – Yr 6)

Class teachers choose two consecutive days in their calendar for two days of ‘Sparky and Shady’ lessons with their whole class.

Day One: Who you are, Why you are here, How your body works, How your personality works and How your thoughts work.

Day Two: How your feelings work, How to cope with problems, How to believe in yourself and How to follow your dreams.

 

 

 

What’s in it for the children?

  • Two fun days of learning with outside games to mix up the day.
  • Self-awareness of how their body, personality, thoughts and feelings all work.
  • To meet Sparky (their loving side) and Shady (their scared side) and knowledge to help them tell the difference.
  • Three strategies to manage their body, feelings and thoughts – ‘Short cuts’.
  • A strategy that works to cope with problems and let go of ‘baggage’ – ‘Pit Stop’.
  • Three secrets to believe in themselves.
  • Three secrets to follow their dreams.

What’s in it for the class teacher?

  • Two days of social-emotional professional development on a program approved by Kidsmatter
  • A PDF copy of ‘Sparky and Shady for Kids’ or ‘Sparky and Shady for Big Kids’ emailed to you prior to the workshop.
  • A PDF copy of ‘Sparky and Shady for Kids Teachers’ Manual’ or ‘Sparky and Shady for Big Kids Teachers’ Manual’ with curriculum outcomes and lesson plans emailed to you prior to the workshop.
  • An opportunity to purchase a signed copy of ‘Sparky and Shady for Kids’ ($29.95), ‘Sparky and Shady for Big Kids’ ($29.95), or either of the Teachers’ Manuals ($44.95)
  • ‘How to take a Pit Stop’ video to support children to let go of ‘baggage’ (emailed to you after the workshop)
  • Strategies to help children cope with problems and manage their thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
  • Happy and loving children who are empowered to make good choices, cope with problems and believe in themselves!

What’s in it for parents?

  • A one hour Parent Information night where Kathy presents an outline of the program to parents.
  • A PDF copy of ‘Sparky and Shady for Kids’ or ‘Sparky and Shady for Big Kids’ emailed to parents prior to the workshop.
  • An opportunity to purchase a signed copy of ‘Sparky and Shady for Kids’ ($29.95) or ‘Sparky and Shady for Big Kids’ ($29.95)
  • ‘How to take a Pit Stop’ video to support children to let go of ‘baggage’ (emailed to parents after the workshop)
  • Strategies to help children cope with problems and manage their thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
  • Happy and loving children who are empowered to make good choices, cope with problems and believe in themselves!

Cost

  • $95 per child for the two days (min of 20 children, max of 30) + GST
  • Travel and accommodation expenses are additional for schools outside the Coffs Harbour area.
  • The school is invoiced for the total number of children in attendance (plus expenses if outside Coffs Harbour).
  • Parent information night and the Class teacher’s participation in the Two Day Workshop are complimentary.

For further details please phone 0409 711 608 or email kathy@sparkyandshady.com   BOOK NOW

Kathy is also available as a consultant for schools for Staff Development Days or Personal Development programming.

Please contact kathy@sparkyandshady.com for further details.

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