Focus on student wellbeing

Every teacher, as a teacher of wellbeing, will be pleased that the Australian edition of the new-look Lions Quest Skills for Growing and Skills for Adolescence curriculum materials is now available. Discover more about this research based program and our workshops below.

Download the Lesson Sampler

Lions Quest offers a comprehensive Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program that supports the development of happy, healthy and resilient young people who are caring and engaged members of their families, schools and communities. The curriculum materials span nine year levels (Foundation to Year 8) with a Teacher Resource Guide, Program Guide and student and parent materials at each level.

To support schools in their successful delivery of SEL, implementation and evaluation tools are also provided.

Skills for Growing (Foundation to Year 5) and Skills for Adolescence (Years 6 to 8) have been aligned to the Australian Curriculum. They have strong links to strands, sub-strands and key ideas in the Health and Physical Education and Humanities and Social Sciences learning areas and the Personal and Social arena of the cross-curricular General Capabilities.

Discover Lions Quest

Lions Quest Skills for Growing and Skills for Adolescence programs offer a classroom and whole-school approach to social and emotional wellbeing. In line with current educational research on maximising student learning by making it engaging, challenging and meaningful, while developing social and emotional skills and nurturing student wellbeing (Durlak, Weissberg, Dymnicki, Taylor, & Schellinger, 20111.), Lions Quest programs empower teachers to:

  • build relationship-centred learning communities with high expectations for behaviour
  • use experiential learning approaches that include inclusive and interactive strategies
  • include reflection as an integral part of the learning process
  • create partnerships with parents and community members to promote personal and social responsibility in young people.

Lesson Sampler

Download our Lesson Sampler for an overview of the Lions Quest programs, information about why they are vital for your students, and how your school can plan successful implementation.

The Lesson Sampler also has some grade-specific sample resources:

  • Links with the Australian Curriculum – Foundation (University of Qld2)
  • Sample lessons and support materials – Foundation and Years 2, 4, 6 and 8.

Skills for Growing
(Foundation to Year 5)

In addition to their responsibility for the intellectual development of their students, teachers and schools respond to an expectation to foster caring, responsibility, resilience, respect for others and healthy behaviours. That’s a demanding and vital role!

Skills for Adolescence
(Years 6 to 8)

Schools don’t have to make a choice between fostering their students’ academic learning and nurturing their wellbeing. Lions Quest Skills for Growing and Skills for Adolescence help create the kind of classroom environment essential for academic success and social and emotional wellbeing.

Curriculum materials

1 – Printed resources

Nine grade-specific packs with a Teacher’s Resource Guide (Foundation to Year 8) covering six unit topics:

  • A Positive Learning Community
  • Personal Development
  • Social Development
  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing
  • Reflection and Closure

Universal Program Guide:

  • Introduction to the Lions Quest programs
  • Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • Successful Implementation
  • Lions Quest and the Australian Curriculum
  • Instructional Strategies

2 – Digital resources (USB)

Classroom Lesson Resources

  • Slides: thumbnails shown in lesson outlines (Teacher Resource Guide)
  • Family Connection: take-home worksheets – referred to in each lesson
  • Student Journal – worksheets to accompany each lesson

Families as Partners Resources

  • Parent Meeting Guide – outlines for Skills for Growing and Skills for Adolescence parent meetings
  • Letters and Handouts for meetings
  • Slides for meetings

Cost and Teacher Accreditation Workshops

The cost of a curriculum pack for each year level is $99.
There is a requirement to attend a Teacher Accreditation Workshop in order to purchase curriculum materials. Please contact us for further information and how to order.

References

  1. Durlak, J. A., Weissberg, R. P., Dymnicki, A. B., Taylor, R. D., & Schellinger, K. B. (2011). The impact of enhancing students’ social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions. Child Development, 82, 405-432.
  2. Hogan, A., McQuaig, L., Enright, E., & Stylianou, M. (2016). Alignment of Skills for Growing and Skills for Adolescence to the Australian Curriculum. Unpublished paper, University of Queensland.