Cool Connections in School

Cool Connections is an eight-week, in-school program for students in Years 5 and 6. It aims to increase self-esteem, build confidence and help children identify positive qualities about themselves – unearthing their own ‘superpowers’.

Cool Connections has a significant art component that keeps learning fun and engaging for the young participants. The program was successfully piloted at three local schools in 2016, with teachers reporting strong improvements in students’ self-esteem, confidence and classroom behaviour. Cool Connections is now run at Central Coast schools each term.

The program involves weekly 1.5 hour sessions, run during school hours. It is suitable for all children, including those quieter kids who sometimes struggle to connect with what’s unique and special about them.

Our grateful thanks to our program supporters:

  • Wyong Roos Foundation (current)
  • Westpac Foundation (current)
  • Doyalson Wyee RSL Club (current)
  • Wyong Rugby League Club Group (current)
  • Bellbird Committee
  • Bendigo Bank Wyong and Bendigo Bank Charity Foundation
  • Caroline Bay Quilters
  • Care Trust
  • Elderslee Foundation
  • Rotary Clubs of Northlakes Toukley, The Entrance and Wyong Tuggerah
  • Sisters of Charity Foundation 
  • Sunset Power

For further information on any of our programs please contact Sue via email: sue@irisfoundation.org.au

We would like to thank our major supporters: