Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014

About Life Education Queensland

Welcome to Life Education Queensland!

Life Education is Queensland’s largest children's charity providing health education to students right across the state, from prep to high school. Our student-focused education program covershealth, smoking, drugs, nutrition, exercise, cybersafety and more!

Click here for our Annual Report

The Issues We're Facing

These days, children and young people face more challenges than ever before.

• Nearly 1 in 3 teenagers have used an illicit drug like cocaine, cannabis and crystal meth
• 80% of smokers start smoking during childhood
• 2 out of 3 young people will be overweight or obese by 2020
• 1 in 6 school children are bullied weekly

Life Education Queensland believes in prevention through education.

By providing young people with education, we can empower them to make the safer and healthier choices.

What We Do

Our education programs have been designed to be practical and student-focused.

Our Educators visit schools all over Queensland. We deliver our programs in the classroom, or in our state-of-the-art mobile learning centres.

Using our iconic mascot Healthy Harold the giraffe, we connect with kids aged 3-17 years of age. Our yearly school visits are a highlight for students and teachers alike!

You can view all the programs we currently offer here.

What Students Are Saying About Us

I learnt about what healthy choices I should make in my life. For example about the things that smoking does to your body, the importance of being active, being cyber safe and how to eat healthy! It made me think about the choices I should make to make my life a happy and healthy one. Life education helped me to feel good about myself and helped me to feel strong in my choices.
Isabella, aged 12

The most important things I learnt was about illegal drugs and how they can change your life if you get addicted to them. So it's important to stay active, healthy and involved in all the activities that schools have to offer.
Nicholas, aged 12

I learnt about drugs and how dangerous they can actually be and I also learnt that you
need to be very safe where there is alcohol.
Taylor, aged 12

What Schools Are Saying About Us

“Having Harold and his team visit the school, providing our students with a hands-on, multimedia presentation that promotes healthy living and positive choices, is recognised as being of great value.”
Principal - Durack State School

“The Educator was very good at motivating and guiding the children through the activities. All activities were at the appropriate level of learning and enabled the children to be engaged in the learning experience. Most of all, the children had FUN learning!”
Year 1 Teacher - St Ignatius School

“The Life Education program has been an integral part of our Health & Physical Education curriculum for a number of years. 
All students of Our Lady of Rosary attend the sessions each year as they provide valuable information 
presented in an appropriate age related manner.”
Principal - Our Lady of the Rosary School

“The Life Education program enhances the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ component of our curriculum, as it provides up to date information about health and drug issues at age appropriate levels.”
Upper Coomera State College

“The underlying message of the Life Education program, whereby children learn to truly appreciate the wonder of the human body and therefore to treat it with respect, whether it be their own or someone else's, is very powerfully presented. 
There is no other such program available for primary school students.”
Principal - Tewantin State School

Contact Life Education Queensland

We'd love to hear from you!

To keep in touch with us, 
you can sign up to our newsletter here

Phone: (07) 5572 0166
Fax: (07) 5572 0372
Email: 89 Sunshine Blvd, Broadbeach QLD 4218 
Mail: PO Box 247, Pacific Fair QLD 4218

Office hours: Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

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Our Board

Meet the Life Education Queensland Board of Directors

Peter Morgan - Chairman

Peter was introduced to Life Education in 1985 by Ron McMaster, one of his clients of his legal practice. Ron had met Ted Noffs in Sydney, and suggested opening a Centre in Queensland to spread the message of Life Education.

He has worked as a Solicitor since 1979. For more than 20 years, Peter has been in Rotary, as well as being on the Finance Board of one of the largest church congregations in Australia.

Peter was a founding member of the Life Education Queensland Management Committee, and has served on the Board continuously since then. 

He is married with three grown up children, all of whom have experienced the Life Education programs. His interests include reading and tennis.

Jack Ray

Jack was born and raised on the Gold Coast where he attended Somerset College. He graduated from Bond University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Business Law Degree.

Jack worked as a development manager for the listed Consolidated Properties Group and Trinity Funds Management Group. His roles included construction management and leasing of Coles and Woolworths anchored shopping centres.

He went on to become Director of Sales for Ray Group, based in both its DP Village Mount Hotham and Salt Village, Kingscliff offices. In 2009, he became the Executive Director of Ray Group.

Gary Williams - Secretary

Gary joined the Life Education Queensland Committee in 2010. He commenced employment with NAB in 1985 in the country and was soon transferred to the Gold Coast, where he has since occupied various roles in retail, business and private banking. He has a vast financial background with nearly 30 years’ experience, encompassing all aspects of financial services. Gary is currently the Business Development Manager for NAB Private Wealth for the Gold Coast and Northern NSW area.

Gary is an active member of the community. He has served in excess of 26 years as a volunteer life saver, as well as competing at State and National titles. He is married with two young children, who have both been involved in the school based program offered by Life Education. 

Sue Davis - Treasurer

Sue is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Bond University. She is responsible for overseeing all financial, commercial, technology and infrastructure business units for the university.

Sue brings with her 20 years of senior executive financial and business management experience in large scale private and global public organisations. She has worked in a diverse range of industries including hospitality (resorts and casinos), property management and development (retail, residential, commercial, retirement and mixed use sectors), airports and infrastructure, leisure and education.

Dr Martin Wullschleger

Martin is the current Director of Trauma Services at the Gold Coast University Hospital. He is a Swiss and Australian qualified General and Trauma Surgeon, who moved to Australia 10 years ago. Apart from his clinical commitments in the hospital, Martin is a passionate leader in surgical education and training as well as performing trauma research; he brings broad experience including involvement in prevention programs and professional committees. Martin is married to Deborah and has four active boys.

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