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Helps teaching professionals to develop trauma-aware education frameworks to enable both students and teachersto avoid the devastating effects of complex trauma on mental health.


School refusal affects up to 5%
of children and is a complex and stressful issue for the child, their family and school. Psychologist Joanne Garfi spends most of her working life assisting parents, teachers, school counsellors, caseworkers, and community policing officers on how best to deal with school refusal. Now her experiences and expertise are available in this easy-to-read practical book.


Take Action teaches children
aged 4-12 years helpful
ways to cope with
and manage anxiety.


Using concepts from attachment theory and neurobiology this book shows how to minimise challenging behaviour, manage crises, improve compliance
and enhance wellbeing for traumatised school students.


‘Fingergym™ is all about trying’   (Jack, age 5)

The Fingergym™ Fine Motor Skills School Readiness Program is a unique Australian-developed, classroom-trialled, group program that uses fun and motivating fine motor–based activities to help children become more confident and independent in the classroom.

Used in over 1000 schools, childcare centres, and clinics across Australia since 2007.

Developed by experienced occupational therapy and education professionals, this program is a must-have for any preschool, kindergarten, prep, or primary educational setting. Fingergym™ incorporates play-based learning to encourage problem-solving by “having a go”, no matter what the outcome. In this way children learn confidence and resilience in the classroom while mastering essential developmental skills.


Includes over 140 activities covering aspects such as strengthening, kinaesthesia, proprioception, spatial planning, eye-hand coordination, fine motor speed, letter and number formation, and cutting.

Published as a manual and digital download access, Fingergym™ is based on a firm theoretical background and comes with full instructions, customisable forms, printable templates and sheets, and a timed musical track to guide children through their activities. Helpful curriculum links to such areas as mathematics, science, language, reading, writing, and art allow integration of the program with teaching requirements.

‘Simple skills like the ability to hold a pencil correctly or cut with scissors underpin a child's whole schooling and attitude to learning.’

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Impressive results for Fingergym from University of Sydney trial.

... After completing the program, 83 per cent of kindergarten and year 1 students showed improved fine motor skills, with 78 per cent reporting an improved ability to complete self-care tasks independently, such as dressing and shoelace-tying. The survey also revealed 100 per cent of teachers involved in the program reported a general improvement in their students' gross and fine motor skills, confidence and focus in the classroom.



Why use Fingergym?

• Teaches essential foundation skills.

• Promotes the esteem-boosting value of success.

• Encourages independence in the classroom and at home.

• Inexpensive to implement across an entire centre

• Children love it!

• Based on well-resarched, firm theoretical frameworks.

• Already used in over 1000 Australian schools, childcare centres, and clinics.


“Every day the children would ask, ‘Is this a Fingergym day, can we do Fingergym?’ Such enthusiasm!”

"It is a positive program that identifies problems and sets out
how to solve them in a
happy and respectful way,"

"Congratulations! The program
is sensational.”



Which schools are using Fingergym? (last update December 2022)

[Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement or recommendation of the program. It is simply a list of selected schools who have purchased Fingergym from our website. We think that speaks for itself. (Please note: other schools than this will have also purchased the program from one of our selected resellers.)


Albany Creek State School
Allenstown State School
Angus Water State Prep
Ashgrove State School
Aspley Special Schoo
Assisi Catholic College
Atherton State School
Avoca State School
Ayr East State School
Bald Hills State School
Barcaldine State School
Beenleigh State School
Bellmere State School
Belmont State School
Benowa State Primary School
Belgian Gardens State School
Bentley Park College
Biggenden State School

Blackall State Schoo
Blackbutt State School l
Bluewater State School
Boondall State School
Bowen State School
Boyne Island State School
Bracken Ridge State School
Brassall State School
Brightwater State School
Brisbane Central State School
Brisbane School of Distance Education
Brookfield State School
Browns Plains State School
Buderim Mountain State School
Bundaberg Christian College
Bundaberg South State School
Bundaberg West State School
Burdekin Christian College

Burpengary Meadows State School
Byfield State School
Caboolture East State School
Caboolture State School
Cairns School of Distance Education
Caloundra Christian College
Camp Hill State School
Caravonica State School
Carbrook State School
Cecil Plains State School
Chancellor State College
Chinchilla State School
Christian Outreach College Toowoomba
Clermont State School
Clontarf Beach State School
Clover Hill State School
Cooloola Christian College
Coomera Anglican College
Cranbrook State School
Crawford State School
Currimundi State School
Currumbin State School
Dakabin State School
Doomadgee State School
Durack State School
Dysart State School
Eagle Junction State Primary School
Eatons Hill State School
Edens Landing State School
Elanora State Primary School
Emerald Christian College
Eudlo State School
Fitzgerald State School
Forest Lake State School
Freshwater State Schoo
Guardian Angels Primary School l
Gaven State School
Geebung State School
Geebung Special School
Genesis Christian College
Glenden State School
Goodna State Prep
Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School
Grace Lutheran Primary School
Gracemere State School
Graceville State School
Greenbank State School
Griffin State Schoo
Groves College of Distance Education
Gympie Central State School
Harristown State School
Hambledon State Preschool
Heights College
Hillcrest Christian College
Holy Family Primary School
Home Hill State School
Hughenden State School
Humpybong State School
Indooroopilly State School
Ilfracombe State School
Ingham State School
Injune State School
Ipswich Central State School
Ipswich Grammar School
Ipswich Special School
Ironside State School
Jamboree Heights Sate School
Jericho State School
Jinibara State School
Kedron State School
Kennedy State School
Kennedy State School
Kindon State School
Kippa Ring State School
Kuraby Primary School
Kurwongbah State School
Landsborough State School
Lockhart River State School
Longreach School of Distance Education
MacGregor State School
Mackenzie River State School
Magnetic Island State School
Mackay North State School
Manly State School
Manly West State School
Mansfield State School
Mapleton State School
Maroochydore State Schoo
Marsden State School l
Marshall Road State Primary School
Maryborough West stae School
Mary Valley State College
Moore Park State School
Morningside State School
Moreton Bay Boys' College
Mossman State Primary School
Mt Crosby State School
Mount Ommany Special School
Mudgeeraba Creek State School
Murarrie State School
Narangba Valley State School
Nerang State School
Norris Road State School
North Arm State School
North Lakes State College
Norville State School
Oakleigh State School
One Mile State School
Ormeau State School
Our Lady Help of Christians
Our Lady of the Rosary School

Pacific Pines Primary School
Park Lake State Schooll
Parkland Christian College
Patrick East State School
Pallara State School
Parramatta State School
Petrie State School
Pilton State School
Pine Rivers Special School
Port Douglas State School
Pullenvale State School
Pumicestone State School
Quilpie State College
Redland Bay State School
Redlands College
Regents Park State School
Richlands State School
Riverleigh State School
Roadvale State School
Robertson State School
Robina State School
Rochedale South State School
Sacred Heart School
Salisbury State School
Samford State School
Sandgate State School
Serviceton South State School
Seville Road State School
Sherwood State School
Southbrook Central State School
Southern Cross Catholic College
Southside Christian College
Springwood Central State School
Stafford Heights State School
St. Andrew's Catholic College
St. Bernard's Catholic School
St. Catherine's School
St. Catherine's School
St. Francis Xavier's School
St. James Primary School
St. John's Anglican College
St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School
St. Kevin's Catholic Primary School
St. Margaret's Anglican Girls' School
St. Luke's Anglican School
St. Micahel's College Caboolture
St. Oliver Plunkett
St. Patrick's Primary School
St. Pius X Primary School
St. Sebastian's Primary School
St. Thomas More's Primary School
Stretton State College
Suncoast Christian College
Sunshine Beach State School
Sunnybank Hills State Primary School
Sunnybank State School
Surfers Paradise State School
Tagai State College, Torres Strait Island
Talara Primary College
Tamborine Mountain State School
Taroom P-10 State School
Tennyson Special School
The Gap State School
The Hall State School
The Willows State School
Theebine State School
Toowoomba West Special School
Townsville Grammar School
Trinity Anglican College
Trinity College-Gladstone
Tully State High School
Undurba State School
Upper Mt Gravatt State School
Urangan Point State School
Victoria Plantation State School
Virgina State School
Walkervale State School
Walloon State School
Waterford State School
Wellers Hill State School
West End State School
Western Cape College
White Rock State School
Whitsunday Christian College
Wilsonton State School
Wilston State School
Windsor State School
Wishart State School
Woodlinks State Scholo
Woodridge State Schoo
Woody Point Special School l
Woree State School
Wynnum West State School
Yarrabah State School
Yelarbon State School
Yeronga State School

Arncliffe West Infants School
Ashford Central School
Ballimore Public School
Bega Valley Public School
Bardwell Park Infants school
Bedgerabong Public School
Berridale Public School
Berala Public School
Booragul Publi School
Bowral Public School
Bredbo Public School
Bronte Public School
Captains Flat Community Preschool
Calrossy Preschool

Camden Public School
Cessnock East Public School
Chester Hill Public School
Chifley Public School
Clarence Valley Anglican School
Coogee Public School
Coolamon Central School
Coraki Public School
Cranbrook School
Cranbrook Junior School
Dalgety Public School
Darlington Public School
Darlington Point Public School
Denistone East Public School
Drummond Memorial Public School

Dubbo North Public School
Dubbo School of Distance Education
Immaculate Heart of Mary Primary School
Fairfield Public School
Gillwinga Public School
Hillsborough Public School
Holy Family School
Integricare Christian Preschool
Jindabyne Central School
Jumbunna Community Preschool
Katoomba Public School
Kesser Torah College
Kingswood Park Public School
Lake Illawarra South Public School
Lidcombe Public School
Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar
Llandilo Public School
Loftus Public School
Lutheran Primary School
Mary Help of Christians School Sawtell
Merimbula Public School
Metford Public School
Mittagong Public School
Mona Vale Public School
Mountainview Adventist College
Mt. Hutton Public School
Mt. St. John's Primary School
Narromine Public School
Norfolk Island Central School
North Sydney Demonstration School
Northern Beaches Christian School
Our Lady of the Rosary Fairfield Primary
Pacific Hills Christian School
Rooty Hill Public School
Rouse Hill Anglican College
Speers Point Public School
St. Columba Anglican School
St. Francis Xavier School
St. Gregory's Primary School
St. John's Lutheran Primary School
St. Joseph’s School
St. Joseph's Primary School
St. Mark's Brighton-Le-Sands
St. Michael's Catholic Primary School
St. Michael's Primary
St Patricks Primary School Walcha
Sunshine Bay Public School
The Meadows Public School
Umina Beach Public School
Villawood North Public School
Villawood East Public School
Wattawa Heights Public School

St. Mary's Primary School
Tallong Public School
The Scots College
Tolland Public School
Trinity Grammar School
Tyalla Primary School

Benalla West Primary School
Birmingham Primary School
Christ Church Grammar School
Concord School
Derinya Primary School
Dr Harry Little Preschool
Doveton North Primary School
Emerson School
Firbank Grammar School
Holy Family Primary School Mt Waverley
Jacana Primary School
Kardinya Primary School
Kilberry Valley Primary School
Living Waters Lutheran College
Livingstone Primary School
Melbourne Grammar School
Melville Primary School
Mildura Primary School
Mildura South Primary School
Northern School for Autism
Oakleigh Greek Orthodox College
Overnewton Anglican College
Port Phillip Specialist School
St. Bedes Primary School
St. Brigid's Catholic Primary School

St. Columba's School
St. Leonard's College
St. Luke's Primary School
St. Thomas The Apostle School
Tintern Grammar
Windorah state school

Annesley College
Blackfriars Priory School
Blakeview Primary School
Burnside Primary School
Catherine McAuley School
Coorara Primary School
Elizabeth Vale CPC-7 Primary School
Evanston Gardens Primary School
Greenwith Primary School
Gulfview Heights Primary School
Hawker Area School
Hewett Primary School
Karoonda Area School
Modbury West Schools
Mt Torrens Primary School
Nicolson Avenue Junior Primary School
Oodnadatta Aboriginal School
Paradise Primary School
Pedare Christian College
Peterborough Preschool
Rosedale Primary School
Salisbury Junior Primary School
St. Brigid's Catholic School
St. Catherine's School
St. David's Parish School
St John's Lutheran school
St. Michael's College-Beverley
St. Pius X School
Stirling North Primary School
Streaky Bay Children's Centre
Westbourne Park Primary School
Whyalla Stuart Campus
Woomera Area School

Anzac Terrace Primary School
Applecross Primary School
Ashfield Primary School
Aveley Primary School
Balga Primary School
Boddington District High School
Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School
Clifton Hills Primary School
Dale Christian School
Dalmain Primary School
Darkan Primary School
Durham Road School
East Manjimup Primary School
Esperance Primary School
Georgiana Molloy Anglican School
Holland Street School
Kardinya Primary School
Kearnan College
Kelmscott John Calvin School
Lake King Primary School
Living Waters Lutheran College
Manunda Terrace Primary
Meckering Primary School
Melville Primary School
North Perth Primary School
Ocean Forest Lutheran College
Our Lady of Good Counsel
Palmyra Primary School
Parkfield Primary School
Parkwood Primary School
Peter Moyes Anglican Community Schoo
Pickering Brook Primary School l
Picton Primary School
Quinns Beach Primary School
Salmon Gums Primary School        
Settler's Primary School
Sutherland Dianella Primary Schoo
Tambellup Primary School l
The Lake Joondalup Baptist College
Walpole Primary School
Winthrop Primary School
Yarralinka Primary School

Dominic College
East Tamar Primary School
Eastside Lutheran College
Mayfield Primary School
Mountain heights School

Ringarooma Primary School
Scottsdale Primary School
Strahan Primary School
Spreyton Primary School

Casuarina Street Primary School
Mt Nelson Primary School
Nemarluk School
Pine Creek School
Tindal Preschoo
Wulagi Primary School

Canberra Girls Grammar School
Chapman Preschool
Gillen Primary School
Harrison School
Holy Family Primary School
Sacred Heart Primary School
Southern Cross Early Childhood School
St Matthew’s Primary
St Thomas The Apostle Primary School


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