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Cool Connections in School

Cool Connections is an eight-week, in-school program for students in Years 5 and 6, that helps them identify their own positive qualities.

The objective of the program is to increase each student’s resilience working with them to build their confidence, develop their social skills and to create a sense of connectedness with others at the School and in their Community.

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

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:

  • Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation (current)
  • Sisters of Charity Foundation (current)
  • Mingara Recreation Club (current)
  • Doyalson Wyee RSL Club (current)
  • Wyong RSL Club (current)
  • Wyong Roos Foundation (current)
  • Westpac Foundation (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
  • 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: