Boomerang Bully Prevention has been accepted by KidsMatter as one of the programs for pre- and primary schools.

KidsMatter is an Australian mental health and well-being initiative set in primary schools and early childhood education and care services (like preschools, kindergartens and day care centres).It’s a framework that helps these places take care of children’s mental health needs by:

  • creating positive school and early childhood communities
  • teaching children skills for good social and emotional development
  • working together with families
  • recognising and getting help for children with mental health problems

KidsMatter was developed by mental health professionals and education and childcare staff in response to the high rates of school-age children with mental health difficulties and the problems they face getting help

To whom it may concern,

I have been working as Head of Student Services at Richlands East State School in Brisbane, Queensland since 2014. As part of my responsibilities, I deliver bullying programs to students from the ages of Prep to Year 6.

I have regularly implemented the Boomerang Bully Prevention Program which has been written by Ms Helena Pretorius. I find the program very sequential and extremely easy to follow. The students enjoy the activities and can relate to the characters presented.

I highly recommend this program for teachers of primary school students.

Leanne Bygrave
Head of Student Services
Richlands East State School