Incredible! For the past 4 years Graceville State School’s Year 5 students have undertaken the Kokoda Challenge run by Character Builders. Each and every year the students have a wonderful experience, learning what it means to have leadership qualities. 2017 was the best year yet. Students being put outside of their comfort zone whilst developing collaboration and communication skills effectively. Character Builders support every student and always support the school’s focus areas with their skilful and purposeful planning and implementation.
~ William Guthrie, Graceville State School


The teachers said they had an awesome day and it was very good for the kids. I don’t know any details because I didn’t go. Thank goodness! I do the bookings and have found it very easy to get in touch with you with questions and requests.
~ Helma, Toowong State School


We have used Character Builders to assist with our leadership program for quite a number of years. All interactions with the staff have been positive, with them demonstrating experience in developing relationships with students in a caring and engaging manner. Both students and staff thoroughly enjoy the activities and programs delivered.
~ Anita Spencer, Acting Deputy Director of Primary, Cannon Hill Anglican College


Character Builders were great to work with in all respects.  They carefully adapted their program so that all of the activities were new to the students from the 14 participating primary and they were excellent at making the program meet the brief given.
~ Amanda Cooper, Deputy Principal, Hilder Road State School


Just a quick email to say thank you so much for yesterday – it was a terrific day. Damon and his team were fantastic and they related to and worked with the kids so well. They were impressive! I loved the messages that Damon was giving the children – it was just what I was after. Hopefully this is the start of our journey of having 112 Year 6 leaders in our Primary School. I have received nothing but positive and encouraging feedback from both the staff and students, both saying how great the day was.
~ Robert Patterson, Head of Primary, St Andrew’s Anglican College


It was especially powerful to see students stepping up to the challenges, collaborating in groups and passing on motivating messages to each other. Amongst all the fun and excitement were the serious concepts of choosing our attitude, how we present ourselves to others and making the right choices every day. Very inspiring for all concerned
~ Alison Williamson, Centenary State High School


As a past student at Griffith University I have had many opportunities to participate in Character Builders Workshops and Experiences. I would strongly recommend Character Builders programs for any student looking to develop their interpersonal skills and overall career aspirations.
~ Brynne Beck, Social Worker at Domestic Violence Prevention Centre


We recently hired Character Builders to facilitate our team activity at our conference. Damon was fantastic in his facilitation of the group holding their attention and ensuring the activities were relevant to the group and the overall style of our conference.
~ Naomi Power, Executive Assistant, Commonwealth Bank


Our students and staff had a wonderful day of teambuilding and fun with the Character Builders. I would highly recommend their services to any school looking to enhance wellbeing and character growth in their students.
~ Jeannine Shainfeld, Reddam House School, Sydney


I would have no hesitation ion recommending Character Builders consultancy. The workshops are engaging, informative, creative and entertaining. Our students love working with Character Builders.
~ Michelle O’Brien, Manager, Student Transition and Leadership Team, Griffith University


We recently asked Character Builders to facilitate a Team Building Session for us. The work of Damon and his team was excellent. They worked well with us to ensure the session was “on point” and delivered a highly engaging session for our team that linked perfectly to our overall objectives for the day.
~ Chris Shay, Former Crowe Horwath now CEO & Director at Viden Group Pty Ltd


Our school has had a relationship with Character Builders over many years. The quality programs focusing on building students’ skills has been what has kept us returning year after year and has seen us commit to expanding the number of groups worked with.
~ Maree Wallace, St Luke Capalaba


Character Builders was the answer we needed in pulling together a strategy for the transition of 500 new high school students in their initial stages of study with the Southbank Tertiary Entrance Program.
Damon was contracted by our team at Southbank Institute of Technology to pull together an orientation for a unique group of students needing a greater preparation for tertiary studies. From concept to delivery I knew we were in the hands of an expert who understood the needs of our organisation alongside those of our students. His outstanding interpersonal skills and expertise within school and tertiary education sectors, delivered a memorable and meaningful experience for all staff and students involved. I look forward to the opportunity of working with him again in the future.
~ Program Coordinator – Vocational and Higher Education, now QUT


The staff at Character Builders have always been amazing with our students! They are highly motivated, very caring and extremely organised. Over the years, all of our students have responded positively to their methods of delivery. Working with Character Builders is always a lot of fun!
~ Michael Crowe, St Margaret’s


Character Builders designed and taught a two day program that prepared a cohort of pre-service primary teachers to teach Heath and Physical Education at QUT. The program was extremely successful and the students learnt valuable skills such as: inclusive strategies for encouraging all students to work in groups; games that include all students; and positive role modelling for building students’ self-esteem. This program has been regarded as one of the highlights of the year for these students.
~ Donna King, Senior Lecturer, QUT


I am a Year 5 Teacher at Aspley State School and have attended a number of Kokoda Trail Development days over many years. I find the activities highly motivating and valuable for our students each year. It is particularly useful when the children are planning their approach for becoming Student Leaders in Year 6. I would highly recommend this Excursion from an educator’s perspective.
~ Elaine Dooley, Aspley State School


This day was for our Year 11 students and it was held on a Sunday. Our girls were not all that keen to be giving up their time for what many thought was just going to be another day talking about leadership. Their reactions to the day were all very positive and the girls were so glad they had had the opportunity to have been involved. They learnt about themselves and others in their year level and felt much closer as a cohort as a result of their participation in the day. The staff and Damien particularly were enthusiastic, approachable and fun for the girls to work with. Once again, we highly recommend Character Builders in helping to prepare our girls for future leadership.
~ Sue Reynolds, Middle Years Teacher, Year 7 & Head of Hale House, The Glennie School Toowoomba