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KidsMatter Primary is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools and is proven to make a positive difference to the lives of Australian children.

KidsMatter Primary provides the methods, tools and support to help schools work with parents and carers, health services and the wider community, to nurture happy, balanced kids.

Read more about KidsMatter.

    Recent Updates on KidsMatter

  • Parents Building Solutions November 30, 2017

    Shiona Watson

    Parents Building SolutionsNOV 2017_PZ_SOUTHERN 31102017 (3) Unfortunately tonight’s workshop has been cancelled due to lack of numbers. Please book ASAP for workshop 2 Setting Boundaries. How to set boundaries and follow through. Call Sharon Hawley 0458 750 754 for bookings.
  • Social skills for children by Michael Grose February 24, 2017

    Shiona Watson

    Social skills for children   By Michael Grose   Here are 7 important social skills to help children to develop:   Ask for what you want Help children ask for what they want. It means they don’t throw tantrums, whinge, and sulk or expect parents to guess what’s on their minds. While we need to be patient with toddlers, we need also ...
  • How to raise independent kids February 23, 2017

    Shiona Watson

    How to raise independent kids Bestselling author and parenting expert, Michael Grose is coming to Clyde North on Tuesday 21st march. To book your tickets visit; spoonfedgenerationparents.eventbrite.com.au   Parenting Master class (2)
  • Social and emotional learning: suggestions for families November 4, 2016

    Shiona Watson

    social-and-emotional-learning_-suggestions-for-families Parents and carers have a critical role to play in guiding and supporting children’s social and emotional learning. Social and emotional skills develop with practice. Everyday situations present lots of opportunities for children to learn and practise skills for coping with emotions, managing relationships and solving problems. You can help children build the skills they need by providing effective coaching.
  • Thinking about Transition to School November 3, 2016

    Shiona Watson

    km_ss_thinkingabouttransitiontoschool Starting school is an important time for children and families. Children who make a positive start to school are more likely to: feel comfortable, relaxed and valued feel excited and motivated to learn have good relationships with others develop a sense of belonging within the school community. Starting school is not just about the first day. It’s a process that begins when children and ...
  • How to foster resilience in everyday life August 2, 2016

    Shiona Watson

    How to foster resilience in everyday life A child’s capacity for resilience is the result of both their genetic make up, as well as environmental factors that can be influenced and changed.  Whilst we can’t change someone’s genetics, there are many things that parents and carers can do to build resilience in children. There are three characteristics of an environment that helps to ...
  • Dads make a difference July 14, 2016

    Shiona Watson

    Dads make a difference
  • Bounce Back Term 3 July 13, 2016

    Shiona Watson

    Bounce Back Term 3 Whole School Planner Week Unit Focus (Kinder – Grade 2) Focus (Grade 3 – Grade 4) Focus (Grade 5 – grade 6) Week 1 11/7/16   Emotions Feelings are necessary, even the unpleasant ones Feelings are necessary, even the unpleasant ones Everyone has feelings, they are necessary in your life, even the unpleasant ones Week 2 18/7/16   Emotions Feelings happen inside our body too Feelings change a lot Mixed ...
  • Bounce Back Parent Information Sessions May 2, 2016

    Shiona Watson

    Want to know more about our Bounce Back Program? Come along to one of these information sessions. BounceBackParentSession      
  • Bounce Back Term 2 May 2, 2016

    Shiona Watson

    Term 2 is all about People Bouncing Back, Courage and Looking on the bright side. The research on which the Bounce Back program is based and the kidsmatter research indicates that the following outcomes are likely to be achieved; improvement in social and emotional skills and pro-social behaviour improvements in mental health a more positive supportive school culture higher ...