Friendology 101

We are thrilled to let you know that we are implementing the internationally recognised program Friendology 101 with our students, again in 2022. This wellbeing program empowers children with the skills, language, and self-confidence to be better friends and develop healthier friendships. Through a series of 8 sessions for year 3-6 (and 4 lessons for P-2), the students learn language to better express their feelings, stand up for themselves, and put out Friendship Fires® (URSTRONG’s term for conflict).

A key element of Friendology 101 is​ teaching students the difference between normal conflict and bullying and the skills to develop healthy relationships, starting at a young age. Friendology 101 also helps students and teachers establish a common language so that they can co-identify social issues and learn to better communicate solutions.

As social-emotional wellbeing is such an integral part of our school’s philosophy, this friendship program aligns perfectly with our values. Research clearly demonstrates that children who have healthy friendships are involved in more leadership roles, have higher self-esteem, a more positive body image, perform better academically, and make smarter decisions in future relationships.

We are excited to strengthen our student’s social skills at Star of the Sea. For more information about the program, please visit https://urstrong.com/ If you would like a parent membership, please click on the link for more information. https://urstrong.com/parents/

If you have any questions about Friendology 101, please feel free to get in contact.

Natalie Morgan - Guidance Counsellor