Proud to be URStrong School Badge | Quintilian School | Primary Education | Wellbeing


Quintilian School has been using the URSTRONG program with our Years 1-6 students for several years.

It is an internationally recognised friendship program that empowers children with the skills, language, and self-confidence to be better friends and develop healthier relationships.


The URSTRONG program:

  • Is a whole-school strategy that empowers children with friendship skills to create a culture of kindness.
  • Is based on the belief that children with healthy friendships perform better academically, have higher self-esteem, get involved in more leadership roles, and make smarter decisions in future relationships.
  • Is a skills-based program with child-friendly concepts and language
  • Teaches children how to put a voice to their feelings, what’s normal in a friendship, the difference between healthy and unhealthy friendships, and how to put out Friendship Fires.
  • Helps children learn the difference between normal conflict (Friendship Fires) and mean-on-purpose behaviour (bullying)
  • Teaches the 4 Friendship Facts (helping them to understand what’s normal in a friendship)
  • Uses the Friend-o-Meter  – a visual tool that helps them understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy friendships
  • Teaches the steps to put out Friendship Fires and combat mean-on-purpose behaviour
  • Provides an online parent portal with loads of resources to support their child

You can find out more about the URSTONG Program here.