Primary Schools Program

Teacher Resources to Help Kids Be Wise

Develop Social Skills that Foster Safety and Respect

Early education about playground conflict helps kids learn to be wise, think carefully, and act kindly, so they grow into teenagers that make wise decisions.

Be Wise Story Book Lesson Plans

Let’s tackle violence prevention early and end the coward punch

Be Wise Story Book Lesson Plans

Three purpose-written children’s books and classroom lesson plans for Grades 1–6

Book 1: The New Playground + Grade 1–2 Lesson Plan

Book 2: The Four Square Challenge + Grade 3–4 Lesson Plan

Book 3: Footy Fever + Grade 5–6 Lesson Plan

Includes three hard copies of each story book

PLUS an ebook version of each story book

PLUS Teacher’s resources to support the lesson plans

Early Bird Offer (20% off)

Be Wise Story Book Lesson Plans

Get your book sets now and start reading!

Lesson plans and resources will be ready for classroom use in Term 3.

Teach life skills that matter

Contribute to the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of students.

Tackle violence prevention—early

The sooner we can engage students, the better they will retain the key messages.

Embed into wellbeing curriculum

Focus on respectful relationships and how behaviour impacts others.

Build a safe school for all

Support teachers dealing with unsafe playground behaviours.

The stories are on point with the situations that arise in schools and the strategies used to resolve them.

Pauline Turnbull, Teacher
St. Joseph the Worker Primary School, Reservoir North

What’s Included?

Teachers will take their students on a reading journey through the story books, then engage the students with an activity-driven session using the appropriate lesson plan and resources for the students’ level.

The New Playground

3 x hardcopy books

Digital ebook

Grade 1–2 Lesson Plan and Resources

Patch and his friends wriggled and chatted with excitement as they waited to see their new school playground. Ms Stanley reminded all her students how important it was to think carefully and act kindly towards each other no matter how excited they were. But Charlie forgot that important message as soon as he entered the playground.

The New Playground - Pat Cronin Foundation Story Book 1
The Four Square Challenge - Pat Cronin Foundation Story Book 2

The Four Square Challenge

3 x hardcopy books

Digital ebook

Grade 3–4 Lesson Plan and Resources

Skye had a knot in her stomach as she headed out with Patch, Mei and Khaya for their final practice for the Four Square Time Challenge. She really wanted to win that afternoon’s final. But in one thoughtless moment, when nerves and frustration got the better of her, Skye made a big mistake that cost her a place in the afternoon challenge.

Footy Fever

3 x hardcopy books

Digital ebook

Grade 5–6 Lesson Plan and Resources

The Aussie Rules under-13 players in the Rockets and Sharks teams were each huddled together before the match as their coaches reminded them to enjoy the game and be good sports at all times. During some closely contested passages of play, Barney forgot that he was part of a team. He let his desire to be a hero cloud his judgement. One thoughtless act changed the end of Barney’s season.

Footy Fever - Pat Cronin Foundation Story Book 3
Be Wise Story Book Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans and Resources

A thoughtfully designed teacher-led program harnessing age-appropriate activities for teachers to use over one or multiple class periods.

Resources include activity sheets and role-play scenarios to support the learning.

The materials build on the characters’ experiences in the books to encourage students to explore feelings and emotions.

Students will explore how they relate to positive and negative actions and will make connections to the consequences of these actions.  

We are proud to help primary schools teach the Respectful Relationships curriculum and foster safe school environments.

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Get your book sets now and start reading!

Lesson plans and resources will be ready for classroom use in Term 3.