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:

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

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: