Let’s Get Together–Creative Small Groupwork and Circletime for Children’s Emotional Well-being

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 19 February 2021
Notice reference #: 1HAH76

Would you like to provide behavioural and emotional support through meaningful, purposeful and creative small groupwork and class circletime?

Utilising an arts and play approach, with small group facilitation or whole class circletime, you can support students mental health and well-being as they problem solve together, practise interpersonal skills, strengthen resilience and improve behaviour.

This course will enable participants in schools and children’s service settings to know how to: 

  • Plan, implement and evaluate for successful outcomes in students’ emotional health and well-being through peer relationship skills
  • Use play and art materials to communicate feelings
  • Plan for the stages of group life or class circletime
  • Support individual targets and group aims
  • Get started with directive techniques to build rapport and trust
  • Integrate ‘Quality Circle Time’ rituals for structure and safety
  • Utilise the group dynamics to build relationship skills
  • Involve parents and carers in evaluation and feedback
  • Create an atmosphere of fun, warmth and praise
  • Get them back next week!

Who would benefit: Teachers, teacher aides, SENCOs, Health and well-being leaders, RTLBs, SWiSs, school counsellors, pastoral care, youth workers. Whilst the main focus is early intervention for primary/intermediate school settings the course material can be adapted for use with secondary aged students.

This course is ideal for adults with responsibility to ensure the best of emotional and behavioural support for children in their care, and who wish to promote positive health and well-being.

Course provision includes: Tuition, handouts, including forms for referral and evaluation processes, materials for group activities, Certificate of attendance, refreshments and a door prize! (Lunch not included.) 

Cost for two-day course: $399 one attendee / $699 two from same organisation

Venue: Learning Network New Zealand, 214 Universal Drive, Henderson, West Auckland

Time: 9.30am–3.30pm both days

Events summary


30 March 2021 – 31 March 2021

Further information

Contact: Anna-Michele Hantler

 (021) 070 8765