Resources for Circle Solutions Trainers

//Resources for Circle Solutions Trainers
Resources for Circle Solutions Trainers 2018-06-18T14:15:24+00:00

Many of these documents have been updated to new versions in June 2018: some changes are small, but there are a number of significant changes.

Most of the documents on this page – and all of those that have been changed recently – have version numbers or production dates that you should be able to check against any older copies you may have: older versions are generally invalid and/or contain out-of-date information.

TRAINING DAY POWERPOINTS (password protected for accredited trainer use only)
For Trainers in Australia: CS-Aus-Intro-for-Trainer-Jun2018-pwd.pptx
For Trainers in the UK: CS-UK-Intro-for-Trainer-Jun2018-pwd.pptx
For Trainers in the rest of the world: CS-World-Intro-for-Trainer-Jun2018-pwd.pptx
The passwords are changed from previous versions, but only by changing the year: if you have forgotten the password, email
You will need to add in the Circle Solutions Photofilm – Circle-Solutions-edit-2016.mp4 *, which is too large to include in the PowerPoint here. We recommend that you then save the whole presentation including the film as a .pptx file, which then carries the films with it when being copied or moved. The film Sesame Street Belly Breathe.mp4 *, which Sue uses in her presentation is also available for download.

All of these download links and passwords have been tested and confirmed. Some Trainers have reported problems getting a downloaded file to open, but have succeeded on further tries. The first thing to check is that your browser really has downloaded the file and passed it to PowerPoint, rather than trying to open it through a browser plugin – experience suggests that the latter doesn’t ask for both passwords, and thus fails to open. It is safest to ensure that the file is stored somewhere on your computer, open PowerPoint and then go to the File:Open menu. If you still have a problem, email

{*NB: depending on your computer settings, the films may just launch in your browser instead of downloading – if so, you should be able to download the video by right-clicking or ctrl-clicking on the video when it’s playing.}

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE AT INTRO DAY:  This must be signed by an Accredited Trainer to be valid:
For Trainers in Australia: with Australian Professional Standards for Teachers shown: Circle Solution Certificate AusProfStds
For Trainers in the rest of the world: Circle Solution Certificate World

REGISTER as a Circle Solutions school:
For Trainers in Australia: Registration form Aus Jun18
For Trainers in the rest of the world: Registration form Jun18

HANDOUTS: For teachers attending a Course:
CS One page flyer Jun18
CS course handout Jun18 (includes Resources)
ASPIRE principles poster (thanks to Rachel Dight of Swivel Creative, who created this poster while Sue was presenting the principles at a conference)

CIRCLE FACILITATION CHECKLIST:  To maximise the chance that you will get the positive outcomes from Circles:
Facilitation checklist Jun18

EVALUATION OF TRAINING: Procedure for evaluating the intro at the end of the day and for recording training days:
Evaluation form Jun18
Trainer record Jun18

LICENSES:  The Copyright and Trainer Licences under which Accredited Trainers run courses:
Copyright and Accreditation Jun18

ORDER FORM for discounted materials from St Luke’s Innovative Resources:
IR ORDER FORM Circle Solutions

Alphabetical index to the games in Circle Time for Emotional Literacy:
Games Index CTEL
A searchable, sortable, Excel version of the Games Index from Circle Solutions for Student Wellbeing:
CSSW Games Index


The last few are probably the most important!

ECP27_1 Roffey
• Content and context for learning about relationships: A cohesive framework for individual and whole school development, from Educational and Child Psychology 27 (1)
Games article
• Robyn Hromek & Sue Roffey (2009) Promoting Social and Emotional Learning With Games: “It’s Fun and We Learn Things”. Article first published on June 15, 2009 in Simulation and Gaming as doi:10.1177/1046878109333793
School Ecology and Wellbeing
• Sue Roffey (2008) Emotional literacy and the ecology of school wellbeing
2011 Roffey Enhancing Connectedness
• Sue Roffey (2011) Enhancing Connectedness in Australian Children & Young People. Asian Journal of Counselling, 18 (1 & 2) 15-39. – also Google the Wingspread Declaration on School Connectedness
Scoping Study on Student Wellbeing
• 2008 report to DEEWR Australia: Noble, McGrath, Roffey & Rowling
2012 Teacher student wellbeing Roffey
• Sue Roffey (2012) Pupil well-being – Teacher well-being: Two sides of the same coin? Educational & Child Psychology 29 (4).
2013 Circle Solutions Outcomes Roffey McCarthy
• Sue Roffey and Florence McCarthy (2013) Circle Solutions: a philosophy and pedagogy for learning positive relationships. What promotes and inhibits sustainable outcomes? in International Journal of Emotional Education 5(1): 36-55
• Aboriginal Girls Circle: enhancing connectedness and promoting resilience for Aboriginal girls: Final Pilot Report. Prepared by Brenda Dobia, Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews, Roberto Parada, Virginia O’Rourke, Shirley Gilbert, Annie Daley and Sue Roffey
• Sue Roffey (2015) Becoming an agent of change for school and student wellbeing. E&CP 31 (1).
• There seems to be a lack of clarity around what wellbeing in school means and uncertainty about how you ‘do’ it. This article Sue wrote for aims to untangle this confusing concept …
Building a case for whole-child, whole-school wellbeing in challenging contexts
2016: Sue Roffey in Educational and Child Psychology 33 (2)

2017: Sue Roffey: Learning Healthy Relationships, in Carmel Proctor (Ed), Positive Psychology Interventions in Practice, Dordrecht: Springer.

2017: Sue Roffey:  ‘Ordinary magic’ needs ordinary magicians: The power and practice of positive relationships for building youth resilience and wellbeing, in Kognition & Pædagogik 103 (Spring 2017) – Danish version can be found here:

2017: Sue Roffey: IJEE ASPIRE principles for SEL and school wellbeing – The ASPIRE Principles and Pedagogy for the Implementation of Social and Emotional Learning and the Development of Whole School Well-Being – article in the International Journal of Emotional Education 9 (2) 59-71