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BUZ Friends Program (Years 2 and 3)


The Focus of the BUZ Friends program is to develop social skills

Especially skills to enable children to instigate, build and maintain successful friendships; the ability to cooperate with others in the classroom and playground.

The BUZ Friends program works best for a normal class group in a normal classroom setting.

The program is designed to be conducted over 8 x 1 hour sessions.

Children receive an A5 booklet and stickers.


BUZ Friends - Program Outcomes

Provide the students with the skills to:

• Build a positive self image.

• Confidently establish and maintain communication with peers.

• Develop new friendships.

• Identify feelings and recognise situations that may cause different feelings to emerge.

• Understand, communicate and manage feelings, especially anger and sadness.

• Appropriately express feelings and wants to others.

• Recognise and resolve conflict.

• Handle situations when they are not being treated fairly or with respect.


• Grow and celebrate positivity.



• Recognise and appreciate their strengths and those of others in the group, helping with a positive self image.

• Recognise that we are all special and different in our own way and focus on their strengths

• Identify their strengths and the activities and interests that they enjoy.


• Learn circle skills and learn how to cooperate with others in the BUZ circle.

• Recognise that it is just as much fun to invite people in and have no one ‘get out’ in a game. Playing with others in a friendly way is important.

• Recognise that all people need friends and someone to care, just as they do and that it takes certain elements to make a good friend.

• Recognise the attributes in themselves and others that go towards creating successful friendships.

• Identify and use the 5 SNACK friendship making strategies.


• Identify different types of feelings and use clues to work out how others are feeling.

• Accept that feelings are a part of life and are not “bad” and that they can understand how they are feeling and why they feel that way.

• Learn appropriate ways of expressing their feelings.


• Identify several situations that can lead them to feel really angry and ways they can handle their anger.

• Consolidate the strategies they use to manage their feelings and handle their anger.

• Finding appropriate outlets for strong feelings.

• Learning and practicing the BUZ Feelings Management Creed.


• Recognise that conflict occurs in friendships and that it is a natural part of life and that it can be solved.

• Recognise what causes conflict in their lives.

• Learn, practice and commit to memory the steps of the BUZ Hopscotch Method of Conflict Resolution.

• Practice conflict resolution skills focusing on real life examples.

• Realise that they can say sorry anywhere in the Hopscotch and that the whole process is a way of saying sorry.

• Understand the power behind saying sorry as an important step in repairing friendships

• Develop an understanding of forgiveness being like glue that repairs a broken friendship and realise the importance of forgiveness in healing relationships.


• Identify bullying behaviour and begin the progress of thinking of strategies.

• Understand what “Mean” means and learn how to say what happened.

• Learn and practice the BUZ Gimme 5 bully-proofing strategies.

• Develop techniques for ‘bounce backs’ and for building up their ‘bully shields

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