From teachers parents and children
About the JOY CD:
• Hi Jacqueline,
My name is Ranin and I am 10 years old. I live in Kununurra
at the top of Western Australia, approximately 4000km
north of Perth. I live with my mum (Caroline) my dad (roch).
I have a brother called Leycester (deceased in 1999),
a sister called Rachel, who is engaged to Ben (my brother-in-law)
and is having a baby. I have lived in Kununurra for 4
years. We used to live in Halls Creek.
It was 5 years ago on a Sunday when my brother died
at the ord river crossing. I was in the car accident.
I received scratches all over my body as I was thrown
from the car. I was really upset about my brother after
I knew about him. I miss Leycester because we used to
make potions in the shower, Leycester and I used to sleep
in the same room.
I don't like what happened to him. Now I am afraid of
Mummy and Daddy dying. I like sleeping with Mum and Dad
as I am close to them. I know that this is not good for
Mum and Dad as well as me because we do not get a good
sleep. I don't sleep at other peoples homes as I think
Mum and Dad wouldn't cope if something happened to me.
One day Mum came home from getting her nails done when
I noticed she had a CD on the bench. I picked it up and
read what was on the back of the CD. I asked Mum lots
of questions about the CD and it sounded like it was a
relaxing CD. Mum talked to me and said that it would help
me sleep. I felt excited about it as I was trying something
new to help me with my sleeping problems. Mum said that
I could go and get the CD player out of the office and
put it in my room. Mum said to do what the lady on the
CD said to do. I couldn't wait to go to bed. I slept in
my own bed the whole night. I felt proud of myself. I
felt happy because I had a good sleep. Mum gave me some
extra pocket money as a reward. I kept hounding Mum to
ring the lady to get the CD. I came home from school one
day and Mum said that she had rung you up and was getting
an email from you. The next day I went into Mum's emails
to see if you had replied and you had.I was very excited
about the email and checked out what you had sent.
I have listened to the CD for over a week. I like the
lady's voice because it is very comforting and warm. It
sounds like the lady knows me personally and is being
friendly. Before the CD I used to have bad dreams and
now I just think I am floating and sometimes being in
an aeroplane. it is more comfortable in my own bed instead
of being squashed in my Mum and Dad's bed. I am enjoying
sleeping in my own bed as this has been possible by your
Thank you for when the CD gets here. I hope your day
tomorrow is very good. bye from Ranin.
• Dear Jacqueline
Thank you so much for such a wonderful product. I have
in the past struggled at bedtime as my children don’t
relax and go to sleep quickly, in fact my eldest will
often be awake after 9pm. This was a problem as Jordan
found it difficult to wake up for school and complained
that she was tired during the day.
Since using the Joy CD I have noticed that both of my
children actually lay in bed and listen to the meditations
and more often than not are asleep by the end of the CD.
This has had a two-fold effect. Firstly my children get
to sleep at a realistic time and secondly they are more
relaxed and well rested in the morning. I would recommend
this as a must have product for parents whose children
are hard to settle.
positive thoughts daily focus cards
As Principal of Mundijong Primary School, 2005, I was
informed that parents were concerned with "bullying"
issues at the school, and it was therefore my goal to
create a safe and happy school environment.
A values based policy was introduced and during the draft
of this policy, the mention of a “Making Rainbows
Program” was brought to my attention by one of the
class teachers, who had successfully used this program
for several years in her class. Following an inservice
by Jacqueline Kukulj, the staff agreed to introduce this
program to the school and their classes.
The Rainbows cards were initially introduced to the whole
school with a card read out each day over the PA in the
morning as our affirmation for the day. The class teachers
then promoted this affirmation in their classes.
This then led to teachers also selecting a card for their
class, along with the whole school card. By the end of
the year, the students were writing their own affirmations,
and designing their own cards, which were able to be included
in the whole school PA reading each day.
The Program was extremely successful, with positive comments
made by parents and visitors to the school about the ethos
and positive feelings at the school, from both staff and
students. Behaviour problems lessened to a point where
the lunch time Detention room was no longer used.
The cards are bright and happy, the messages relevant
to students and linked to the Values Wheel introduced
as part of the behaviour management policy. The posters
and CD which accompany the cards contribute to a whole
It is a fantastic way to create and follow a common message
across the school, and I would recommend this program
to all schools because of its positive messages and student
Stephanne Dann, Mundijong Primary School,
• As a classroom teacher, I feel that learning
is easier for children if they are in a happy and co-operative
The “Making Rainbows” cards have become my
tool for helping children to interact successfully with
others and feel confident about themselves.
The children look forward to choosing cards to begin each
day and find it easy to remember the phrases, often reminding
each other of the messages.
The cards, with the colourful artwork and valuable messages,
are making it easy for us to focus on this important aspect
of education in our classroom.
As a teacher of 25 years, I would recommend the use of
these ‘positive thinking’ cards as being an
integral part of today’s classroom.
Mundijong Primary School
• Dear Jacqueline, My class of 5-6 year olds can’t
wait for our daily “Making Rainbows” card
– they eagerly anticipate the message of the day
and love discussing its meaning and relevance to their
lives. They continually surprise me with their deep comments
and are very affected by the positive messages. The “Making
Rainbows” cards have really touched our souls and
we hope that they touch your soul too.”
Primary School Teacher
• I teach a class of 7, 8 and 9 year old children.
We start each day with a ‘making Rainbows”
card. The children are filled with genuine excitement
and anticipation at the start of each day. They enter
each affirmation into their Rainbow Books and decorate
each page with care. Since we started using the Making
Rainbows cards, I have noticed that the children have
a greater awareness of positive thoughts and acts. They
now look for the good in others, and in themselves, and
are willing to acknowledge it. Our classroom is decorated
with colourful rainbows and butterflies. It is a joyful
experience for all concerned. For some children this is
a new way of seeing the world.
Year 3/4 Byford Primary School, WA
“When we speak positive and happy thoughts…we
send happiness and rainbows around the world…”…and
who doesn’t love rainbows??!!
I am the teacher of 15 children aged 4 – 8yrs in
a small country town (not known by many) as Yuna. My children
are angels…well, most of the time!! Together we
are discovering the magic of ‘Making Rainbows’.
At the start of each school day my class are busting to
see which card will be drawn from my special ‘Making
Rainbows’ tin. If I forget, or even stall just a
little…the class are on to me in an instant!! ‘Miss
Healy… the rainbow card!!’
It isn’t just the words on the cards that intrigue
them…and it isn’t just them who are intrigued…myself
and my assistant get just as excited!! We all love to
see what type of card is drawn out (star, Heart, Moon,
Sun, Butterfly), we are yet to draw the “Magic”
card, which adds greatly to the excitement.
The children have been taking turns to draw out our
daily card. I hold the pack out for them and they very
carefully select and remove the card. The card is read
out, either by myself or by the child, and placed on the
whiteboard. We have been leaving the cards up on the whiteboard
so that we can refer to them daily. The children love
to sort the cards into their special groups and count
them. We recite all of the affirmations after each new
card is drawn. The new card is discussed in detail so
that we all understand it’s positive message.
Your aim is to help make rainbows…you are succeeding.
The affirmations that we have lined up along my whiteboard
are helping to build an overall positive environment within
my classroom, within the school and within the children.
I am yet to discover what the tin still holds, for I want
to experience each card for the first time along with
my class!! And what will happen when the tin is empty??
We will start the adventure all over again!!
I would list down some of my favourite affirmations…but
I can’t choose!! The cards aren’t just a morning
routine but whole day rainbows!!
Thankyou for this fantastic resource!!
We wish you lots of rainbows!!
Gemma, Healy, Jordan, Caroline, Kacie,
Anthony, Andrew, Ryan, Christopher, Georgia, Kate, Clinton,
Sam, Kodi, Mikayla, Bailey and Dylan.
• Dear Jacqueline,
I am writing you to let you know that your “Making
Rainbows” cards have been a blessing to me and my
children. I have a son and daughter who over the past
2½ years have struggled with the divorce of their
father and I, and experience very erratic contact with
their dad. It has affected their behaviour both at home
and school. My children who are both bright, had trouble
with their schoolwork, friendships and with each other
at home. Sometimes it felt like a war zone. I tried to
implement some rules and rewards to encourage them, but
was getting nowhere. For the past 2 months after buying
your cards, I got them to choose one every morning (and
me too), and sent them to school with only one expectation
(no more rules or rewards) - that they are able to remember
a situation in their day where the advise on the card
helped, and we would talk about it over dinner. After
about a week they would come home telling me several situations
where their message for the day helped them, and now after
2 months they are completely different children. Both
sort out their arguments with each other without my intervention,
they are coping with missing their dad better than before,
both have received awards and certificates at school with
their teachers taking the time to speak to me about their
improved behaviour, and both have had more positive friendships.
Because of this marked improvement in the quality of our
lives since beginning to use your cards, I wanted to let
you know how much of an incredibly positive impact they
have had on our family. Thankyou!
• I am a mother of three daughters and have been
using the “Making Rainbows” cards for about
six months. We use them at the beginning of each day which
helps them start the day in a positive way.
We also use them when the girls are looking for some direction,
we say, ”let’s see what the rainbow cards
tell us.” We can always find a relevant meaning
in all the cards.
I have no doubt that the cards have had a positive effect
on the way that the girls think about themselves and others.
I am sure that every family would find them very useful.
• The “Making Rainbows”
cards have helped develop Mitchell’s self-belief
and given him an aid to building positive outlooks.
The Spring Family
• Dear Friends,
We have used the “Making Rainbows” cards on
a regular basis for a long period of time – as a
result our home is filled with rainbows every day!
Using the cards invariably leads to some truly magical
conversation and inspirational bursts of creative ‘thinking
and doing’, moments treasured by us all.
We have found the “making Rainbows” cards
helpful when we are feeling happy, sad, confused, cross
etc. – using the cards enables us to share our thoughts
and feelings even when it seems difficult to do so.
As a home educating family, we consider the “Making
Rainbows Collection” an invaluable tool –
offering much opportunity for learning and growing in
all areas of our development (whether we are 7 or 70 years
Our family thoroughly enjoys ‘making rainbows’
together – we experience a beautiful piece of gold
every time we do.
Our children and some of their special friends asked to
be a part of this letter, these are their thoughts about
the “Making Rainbows” cards:
- Jordon – aged 8 years
“They make my heart feel light.”
- Harrison – aged 6 years
“Rainbow cards make me feel happy, they help me
to help others and to be kind.”
- Joshua – aged 7 years
I think it makes me feel good and I am going to keep
it for the rest of my life – or until I come to
stay again anyway.”
- Alexander – aged 10 years
“Rainbow cards make you feel good inside and good
- Bethany – aged 6 years
“I feel happy when I see them and they make me
What more can we say!!!
Thankyou for taking the time to read our testimonial letter
– it has been written with genuine consideration
of the worth of such a lovely product.
With much help from Marcus, Jordon, Harrison,
Joshua and Bethany.
Baldivis, Western Australia
Ph: 08 9524 1573
• Dear Jacqueline,
I like the rainbow cards because it makes us care more.
I like the rainbow cards because they make me feel joyful
and make me fee happy. Sometimes it makes me get up and
dance they are very nice.
I like your rainbow cards because they lower my anger
and higher my kindness.
I like the rainbow cards because they make people care
much more than before we did them.
Everyday I feel good because they are colourful and it
make you feel happy. Thankyou for making the cards.
When we are ready we choose a rainbow card and I like
what they say.
The children at Byford Primary School WA