Parents send their kids off to school knowing they'll chip away at reading, writing and eventually - that awful algebra.
But how do kids develop emotional intelligence and learn to cope with stress?
Well Christchurch kids, in particular, have been through a lot of stress during events of the last decade,so a while back some bright minds got together and came up with "Sparklers".
The programme's such a hit they're now letting the rest of the country in on it.
Seven Sharp's Rachel Parkin went for a crash course in the video above.