Between 2006 and 2008 KidsMatter Primary was piloted with almost 5000 children in 100 schools across Australia.
The 2009 Flinders University evaluation of this trial clearly showed that KidsMatter has a positive impact on schools, staff, children, parents and carers. For example, we learnt that:
- There were improvements in students’ mental health and wellbeing (things like optimism and coping skills)
- Students experienced fewer mental health difficulties (for example, emotional or social or behavioural difficulties)
- There were also positive effects on school work.
A subsequent study has found a positive link between successfully implementing KidsMatter Primary and improved NAPLAN results.
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