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you should be able to check against any older copies you may have: older versions are generally invalid and/or contain out-of-date information.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)

2023 version for Australian trainers: CS-Intro-for-Trainer-Aus-Apr2023-pwd.pptx
2023 version for Welsh Trainers: Circle-Solutions-Intro-Wales-2023-pwd.pptx
Rest of world version April 2024 update: CS-Intro-for-Trainer-World-2024-pwd.pptx

You will need to put in the password twice, once to open the file, and again to edit it. The passwords are changed from previous versions, but only by changing the year: if you have forgotten the password, email

Depending on the version, you may 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, and needs to be added to some versions.

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.}

Many of these documents were updated to new versions in 2020-21: there are a number of significant changes.
Wherever possible, pdf forms have been amended to make them fillable online.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE AT INTRO DAY:  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 2020
For Trainers in the rest of the world: Circle Solution Introduction Certificate form 2020

REGISTER as a Circle Solutions school (updated April 2019 to remove the Registration Fee and December 2020 to make the pdf a fillable form):
Registration form Jan21

HANDOUTS: For teachers attending a Course:
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 procedure Jan21
Intro evaluation form fillable Jan21
Trainer Record Jan21

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

For discounted materials from St Luke’s Innovative Resources: apply to be a Member on the Innovative Resources website here:
On the dropdown menu, select the category “A Sue Roffey Circle Solutions School”
Innovative Resources will check the lists on this website, and if you are listed will enrol you as a Gold Member for a 20% discount.

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, 2nd edition:
CSSW Games Index
A searchable, sortable, Excel version of the Games Index from Circle Solutions for Student Wellbeing, 3rd edition:
Games Index 3 alpha order


2019: Brenda Dobia, Roberto Parada, Sue Roffey & Madelaine Smith: Social and emotional learning: From individual skills to class cohesionEducational & Child Psychology, 36(2)

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


The most recent (2017 on) are probably the most important!

Sue Roffey (2023): ASPIRE to a better future: The Impact of the Pandemic on Young People, and Options for Schools Post-COVID-19. Education Sciences, 2023, 13, 623

Sue Roffey, Christopher Boyle & Kelly-Ann Allen (2019): School belonging – Why are our students longing to belong to school?, Guest Editorial, Educational & Child Psychology, 36(2)

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 (2017)

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

‘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:

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

Scoping Study on Student Wellbeing
• 2008 report to DEEWR Australia: Noble, McGrath, Roffey & Rowling

Teacher student wellbeing Roffey
• Sue Roffey (2012) Pupil well-being – Teacher well-being: Two sides of the same coin? Educational & Child Psychology 29 (4).

• Sue Roffey (2015) Becoming an agent of change for school and student wellbeing. Educational and Child Psychology 31 (1).

Wellbeing as core school business
• 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

Adversity, mental health and behaviour Roffey: Sue Roffey in Educational and Child Psychology 33 (2)