Life Education New South Wales is a community-based, independent organisation at the front line of positive and preventative drug and health education. In NSW more than 275,000 students in over 1800 schools take part in the preschool, primary and secondary programs each year. Helping young people make informed decisions about drugs and their health is at the heart of the program, which is driven by the popular Life Education mascot Harold the giraffe.
Specialist educators utilising their experience and training work with schools to develop programs to support the provision of best-practice drug education. Sessions are age specific and sequential with written and electronic resources provided to support both students and teachers in the delivery of ongoing drug education in their classroom. A visit to the mobile Life Education van facilitates the development of students' knowledge and skills to identify risks and make informed decisions.
In 2006, 98 per cent of teachers recommended their school re-book the Life Education program.
A very worthwhile program. The school has benefited greatly from the Life Education van visits as it serves a disadvantaged area and provides an experience for the children that classroom teachers find hard to replicate for impact and involvement.” Warilla PS
‘Fantastic lesson delivery by Life Education teacher. Students were excited and highly motivated by the lesson today and looking forward to post lesson activity follow up.’ Warilla PS
‘This is a terrific educational resource. The program is motivating for the children and covers age appropriate topics that support the syllabus.’ Balgownie PS
'Interesting, relevant, informative and developmentally appropriate instruction. A dynamic instructor engaging the children well.’ Lindfield East PS