Studio  classes - brisbane north

ENROL NOW Term 4 And January School Holidays

Term 4 Classes October - Somerset Studios Kedron

Teacher: Sophie Reilly

Dates: Sunday October 4th, October 11th, October 18th, October 25th, November 1st

Lower Primary (5-8 years) 9-11 am BOOKED OUT

Upper Primary (9-12 years) 11-1 pm BOOKED OUT

Term 4 Classes November - Somerset Studios Kedron

Teacher: Nicole Sawatzki

Dates: Sunday November 8th, November 15th, November 22nd, November 29th, December 6th 

Lower Primary (5-8 years) 9-11 am BOOKED OUT

Upper Primary (9-12 years) 11-1 pm Limited spots


Kids now, more than ever, need GRIT.

Get GRIT empowers kids with the knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy mind and positive well-being. The program teaches children to; develop a growth mindset, enjoy healthy and positive relationships, manage their emotions, be resilient, persistent, tackle life's challenges with grit and to reach their true potential.

We can help your child if they are experiencing:

  • Anxiety

  • Difficulties understanding and managing emotions

  • Low self-esteem and confidence

  • Negative self-talk

  • Fixed mindset

  • Difficulties with social skills

  • Difficulties making and keeping friends

  • Dealing with grief, loss or trauma (including parent separation)

  • Low self-efficacy

Program overview

Emotional Development: Self-Awareness and Self-Management

Lesson 1: Identifying and Recognising Emotions

  • ​Identifying personal qualities

  • Appreciating diversity

  • Recognising similarities and differences between themselves and others

  • Identifying emotions in themselves and others

  • Recognising the body’s reaction to feelings: body cues

  • Understanding how and when to assist others (empathy development)


Lesson 2: Regulating and Managing Anger

  • Recognising the body’s clues or warning signs of anger

  • Identifying the parts of the brain responsible for our emotions

  • Understanding emotions range in intensity: Emotional Thermometer

  • Identifying appropriate strategies to manage anger (High Five Choices)

  • Identifying triggers

  • Practising deep breathing, visualization, guided meditation


Lesson 3: Our Internal Dialogue

  • ​Distinguishing the difference between thoughts and feelings

  • Linking thoughts to feelings

  • Identifying positive 'I Can' Thoughts and negative 'I Can’t' Thoughts

  • Recognising how two people have different thoughts about the same situation

  • Understand the power of our internal dialogue


Lesson 4: Mindset

  • Recognising how our thoughts influence our feelings

  • Recognising how our feelings influence our behaviour

  • Changing negative thoughts to positive thoughts.


Lesson 5: The Power of Yet

  • Understanding the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset

  • Exploring the power of yet by changing I Can’t thoughts to I Can’t Yet

  • Overcoming obstacles and frustrations

  • I Can’t Yet Goal setting

Lesson 6:  Managing Anxiety

  • ​Recognising physiological signs and symptoms of anxiety

  • Understanding how the brain responds to fear and anxiety

  • Recognising and overcoming thinking traps

  • Three steps to fight worry bullies


Social Development: Social-Awareness and Social-Management


Lesson 7: Establishing and Building Positive Relationships

  • Initiating play

  • Getting along skills (sharing, turn taking, winning and losing, accepting others, sharing conversation)

  • Identifying qualities in a friend


Lesson 8: Maintaining Friendships and Working Collaboratively

  • How to maintain friendships

  • Communicating effectively

  • Winning and losing gracefully

  • Recognising the importance of being honest


Lesson 9: Negotiating and Resolving Conflict

  • Identifying helpful and unhelpful ways to resolve conflict

  • Making positive and responsible decisions

  • Identifying 5 ways to negotiate and resolve conflict

Lesson 10: Responding to Bullying and Bucket Filling

  • Practising being assertive and how to say ‘no’

  • Learning how to respond to Bullies and how to speak up

  • Practising giving and receiving compliments


The Get GRIT Program explicitly teaches these skills through stories, games, craft activities, group discussions and activities in Get GRIT's journal.

Age-appropriate Groups

Get GRIT offers two programs to children in primary school.  Each program is developmentally sensitive, similar in content but with age appropriate activities and techniques.  The Lower Primary Program is suitable for children aged 5-8 years.  The Upper Primary Program is offered to children aged 9-12 years.


Our programs are for children only.  Parents are not allowed to stay for the group sessions.  This is to ensure a safe and private environment for participants.  

Get GRIT Journal


  • Key to the program is Get GRIT's self-guided journal.

  • Each child who participates in the program will receive a copy of the journal. 

  • The journal plays a very important role in the program.  Each week your child’s GRIT teacher will teach the key concepts and skills in each chapter.

  • The children are encouraged to continue working through each chapter with their journal mate (parent or member of their family).

  • The journal provides reflection and rehearsal of skills outside of the group sessions and also encourages children to connect with their families and share their learning.  Success of early intervention programs require parent support to reinforce the newly learned skills and to provide opportunities to practise these skills. 

  • The program not only teaches invaluable life skills to your child but also builds parent capacity to support your child’s emotional health and well-being. The program empowers kids and their parents with the knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy mind and positive well-being.

Program Cost


The cost of the program is $495, which includes:

  • 5 sessions (2 hour sessions)

  • Get GRIT Journal 

  • Weekly/Daily email updates with key concepts taught and additional activities to encourage discussion at home.

**Feedback reports are available on request for an additional $75 (written or over the phone)

Get GRIT 2020 Timetable

Somerset Studios Kedron and Grange Community Hall

Term 4  October (Somerset Studios Kedron)

Sunday 4th October, 11th October, 18th October, 25th October, 1st November

Lower Primary (5-8 years) 9-11 am

Upper Primary (9-12 years) 11-1 pm

Register your interest at the bottom of this page.

Term 4  November (Somerset Studios Kedron)

Sunday 8th November, 15th November, 22nd November, 29th November, 6th December

Lower Primary (5-8 years) 9-11 am

Upper Primary (9-12 years) 11-1 pm

Register your interest at the bottom of this page.

January School Holidays (Grange Community Hall)

Monday 11th January - Friday 15th January 

Lower Primary (5-8 years) 9-11 am

Middle Primary (7-10 years)11-1 pm

Upper Primary (9-12 years) 1.30-3.30 pm                    

Register your interest at the bottom of this page.

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