Great Mates - friendship skills

Values for Life Incursions


"I had lots of fun and learnt some good ways to make friends - friends that last!"
Year 5 student, Lynbrook Primary School

"Students were engaged the whole time and received some very practical and easy-to-do lessons. The presenter was full of energy and full of wisdom to help some students who are struggling in respecting others."
Teacher, St Brigids Primary School

Through a variety of interactive activities, games, discussion, stories, multi-media, and video we discuss what makes a good friendship and practical ways in which students can implement these skills in their school and everyday life.

Key concepts covered in the session:
  • Explores what friendship is and what creates a healthy friendship
  • Focus upon communication, empathy and trust
  • The difference between positive and toxic friendships
  • The impact of our words and actions on others and ourselves
  • Skills that enable good decision-making and conflict-resolution
  • The promotion of empathy and the support we can give to others
  • The importance of building trust and how we can achieve this
  • How students play an important role in creating a school culture that values inclusion and belonging
  • The power of encouragement and how we can have a positive influence on others

Student Incursion Details:
  • Sessions are interactive and involve a variety of activities, discussion and multi-media to engage and educate
  • We offer a range of options from a single session to several sessions for the same or different groups
  • Tailored to suit your school's specific needs, timetable and budget
  • Delivered by qualified and experienced teachers
  • Each session is aligned to the Australian Curriculum
  • Follow-up material is provided for teachers

Our aim is to provide learning outcomes that engender pro-social values, empathy and resilience through a lively combination of information and interaction. Our teams of qualified and experienced educators, using evidence-based research, impact over 30,000 students in over 170 schools each year.

We also offer the following topics for primary and secondary students:
Primary School Topics:
  • BULLY PROOF - anti-bullying & cyber-safety
  • LEAD THE WAY - leadership skills
  • CYBER SAVVY - cyber-safety & social networking
  • OPERATION EMPATHY - community & inclusion
  • DRUGS & ALCHOL - drug education
  • HIT THE GROUND RUNNING - transition to high school

Secondary School Topics:
  • COMMUNITY MATTERS - friends & building community
  • BULLY PROOF - anti-bullying & cyber-safety
  • PLUGGED IN - cyber-safety & social networking
  • LEAD THE WAY - leadership skills
  • DRUGS & ALCHOL - drug education
  • MAN UP? - manhood
  • MORE THAN SKIN DEEP - positive self-worth
  • THINGS THAT MATTER - developing priorities

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More Reviews

"Very engaging and fun - was a perfect start to the school year and backs up our school values a 100%!"
Teacher, Kings Park Primary School

"Students were engaged and could easily relate to the session. It helped to reinforce our school values as well as enable students to have empathy for others."
Teacher, Spring Gully Primary School

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

Prep-2 to 3-6

Curriculum area

English, Civics And Citizenship, Health And Physical Education


Mates, Friendship, Primary, Secondary, Strategies, Problem-solving, Attitude, Community, Games, Stories, Drama, Interactive Activities


Lecture, Workshop


A single session is between 45 and 90 minutes (flexible to suit your timetable). We offer a range of options from a single session to several sessions for the same or different groups.


Costs are calculated per session (on a number of variables e.g. student numbers, location & number of sessions). Costs begin at: $450 (1 session); $850 (2 sessions); $1,000 (3 or more sessions). Contact us for a quick quote.

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


We travel throughout Australia

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