Support Program for Siblings of a Child with a Disability
Koorana runs a SIBs Club as an after school recreational program for children, aged 7 to 12 years, who have a sibling with a disability, developmental delay and/or difficult behaviours.
What is SIBs Club?
SIBs Club is an after school recreational program for children who have a sibling with additional needs. It provides children with a variety of experiences, and gives them the opportunity to meet other children who share a similar lived experience.
Who is it for?
SIBs Club is for children aged 7-12 who have a sibling with a disability, developmental delay, or present with difficult behaviour.
What does SIBs Club look like?
- The program is fun and relaxed, and gives your child the opportunity to play and spend time with other children in similar circumstances.
- SIBs Club is run by experienced and qualified group leaders who encourage fun in a safe and supportive environment.
- Group leaders assist your child to develop important life skills through activities that sensitively support their individual needs.
- Our team support your child to understand and manage feelings associated with having a brother or sister with additional needs, and help your child to develop coping strategies and increased resilience.
When and where does it take place?
The SIBs Club usually meets at Belmore or at surrounding suburbs during each school term. We also run an Annual Camp and various excursions during the school holidays.
What if I do not speak English?
We can arrange for an interpreter as per your needs.
What does it cost?
SIBs Club is FREE. Additional costs apply for school holiday excursions and the Annual SIBs Camp.
Please join our free program that supports children who, aged 7-12 years, have a sibling with a disability.
WHEN & WHERE: The SIBs Club meets in Belmore during each school term. We also run an Annual Camp and various excursions during the school holiday.
COST: SIBs CLUB IS FREE. Additional costs apply for school holiday excursions and the Annual SIBs Camp.
The SIBs Club provides children with varied and different experiences, as well as giving them the opportunity to meet other children who share a similar experience.
Koorana’s experienced family worker and educator support children to understand the feelings associated with having a sibling with additional needs. SIBs Club helps children to develop coping strategies as well as learning life skills.
Term One: Meet the group and talk about how to recognise bullying behaviours and learn various anti bullying strategies.
Term Two: Become your own master chef by participating in our SIBs cooking club! Cook in a real commercial kitchen with a real chef and discover how to make lots of great meals with one ingredient in many ways.
*Places are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment. This course is run in partnership with Canterbury League Club.
Term Three: Discover the benefit of regular exercise on the mind and body by joining our SIBs tennis club. Our weekly tennis club combines the fun of tennis with tips about how to use exercise to help manage stress or anxiety.
Term Four: Explore the ways that creativity such as art, music, dance or drama can be used to help explore and understand our feelings, as well as the feelings of others.