We are looking to resume FRIENDS Groups in Term 4 this year.
We currently have a number of families who were unable to attend cancelled Term 2 and Term 3 groups. These families will be offered places first. Remaining places will be posted in August for Term 4 groups.
Term 1 2021 groups will open for enrolment in September.
I want to thank all our families for their flexibility over the past few months. I look forward to welcoming new and returning FRIENDS to Pathways in Term 4.
Wishing you all well,
Our programs are delivered at our clinic at 7/88 Boundary Street, West End.
The Fun FRIENDS Program helps guide the social and emotional development of children aged 4 to 7 by using fun, play-based group activities. Fun Friends teaches skills that will nurture a child’s development during these crucial early years, giving them the ability to excel and smoothly transition into school life.
Fun Friends helps children gain confidence and self-esteem while learning essential skills like how to communicate with adults and how to cope with stress or fear. Parent’s notice a vast difference in children’s social skills whilst overall appearing happier and enthusiastic. Children are equipped with the skills to make early transitions a breeze.
To help participants remember the FRIENDS concepts, we use the following FRIENDS acronym:
F-Feelings (talk about your feelings and care about other people’s feelings)
R-Relax (do “milkshake” breathing, have some quiet time)
I-I can try (we can all try our best)
E-Encourage (step plans to being brave)
N-Nurture (quality time together doing fun activities)
D-Don’t forget to be brave! (practice skills everyday with friends and family)