Thursday, 20 Mar 2014

About Tasmania

Life Education is a community-based, independent organisation at the front line of positive and preventative drug and health education providing support to over 750,000 pre-school, primary and secondary children and their familiies nationally 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 2009, 98% of teachers recommended their school re-book the Life Education program.

Star of the Sea College, George Town

Health and well-being take centre-stage at Star of the Sea and we include related aspects in all our teaching. For Term 1, students from Kinder-Year 10 are enjoying a Unit of Study that builds values, attitudes and skills for healthy choices and positive living. The Life Education re-launch is a perfect fit for us! Here we have a wonderful way of enriching this unit and confirming a central message. Harold speaks our language!

Tricia Phillips, Principal

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