Primary School Program

Students learn in different ways: visual, auditory, tactile, kinesthetic, and social. Hands-on activities engage children who are tactile or kinesthetic learners. They engage students who are auditory learners, who talk about what they’re doing, and visual learners, who have the opportunity to observe. For social learners, group conversation strengthens their knowledge.

It’s so important to instil values and important messaging in children during their formative years. Research shows that the earlier we encourage children to develop positive self image, self esteem and a feeling of uniqueness, the better equipped they are to make positive healthy choices later in life. Life Education assists student to:

  • acquire age appropriate knowledge to support informed health choices
  • develop and practice skills and strategies to act upon individual decisions
  • recognise the values and attitudes that may influence lifestyle choices and behaviours.

Based on the national curriculum, our specialist educators deliver our age-specific program in state-of-the-art Mobile and Static Classrooms using an approach that focuses on the individual, inter-personal relationships and the community. Our well-known, iconic mascot, Healthy Harold the giraffe, helps our educators create a fun and memorable environment. Our programs are contemporary, engaging and highly relevant. We want all Hunter kids to be empowered to make the best choices possible when faced with a range of issues. We want them to be safe and healthy. Junior primary modules focus on:

  • Food and Nutrition
  • Personal safety
  • Safety with medicines
  • Body Systems
  • Social relationships, and
  • Physical activity

Middle and Upper Primary modules focus on:

  • Social relationships
  • Self esteem
  • Body systems

Personal safety

  • Safety with medicines
  • Food and nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Cyber-safety
  • Legal drugs – tobacco, alcohol and caffeine, and
  • Decision making

 

Junior Primary Modules

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Harold’s Surprise: Junior Primary

Harold and the class are invited to Possum’s party in the park. The class helps Harold to pack healthy picnic food and along the way we encounter various situations relating to:

  • seeking help from trusted adults
  • benefits of physical activity
  • body knowledge and self-assertion skills
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Clued Up: Junior Primary

When Cocky goes missing, Harold, with the help of the class, does some earnest detective work to find him. The components of a healthy lifestyle, including safety with medicines are examined in the search for Cocky. Others issues covered include:

  • personal safety
  • syringe safety
  • body knowledge and self-assertion skills
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Harold’s Mystery Tour: Junior Primary

Harold invites the class to attend a mystery tour in a special bus. On a humorous journey they visit a variety of places including The Full Body Experience, a beach and a waterslide. They discuss issues and engage in activities centred on:

  • the function of internal body parts e.g. heart, lungs
  • safety in public places
  • safe use and storage of medicines
  • appropriate remedies for illness
  • exploring strategies to manage feelings and emotions
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Harold’s Heroes: Junior Primary

Harold invites the class to join him and his Super-Hero Team. The team’s job is to make our environment a healthier and safer place for everyone. Class members become Super-Heroes by interacting with the A-V and suggesting solutions to the problems. The Super-Heroes fly to the rescue and facilitate the exploration of:

  • local environmental and health issues including pollution/passive smoking
  • issues around individual need for medicines and their safe use and storage
  • emergency (drug) procedures
  • safe and unsafe behaviours and environments

Junior and Middle Primary Modules

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Harold’s Diary: Junior/Middle Primary

Harold offers to share with the class his diary entries about one week at school. This is a way of exploring relationship and friendship issues relevant to middle year students. A drama trigger video set in the school yard, vox pops of children talking about their feelings and a fun animation about food provide the stimuli for specific health/drug discussion about:

  • bullying, feelings and support networks
  • defining a drug
  • managing transitions in life and developing coping strategies
  • safety with medicines
  • healthy food choices
  • benefits of an active life-styles
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All Systems Go: Junior/Middle Primary

Inside a futuristic machine ‘The Venture’, the Captain and his crew take the class on a tour of the human body. Travelling through the blood we explore the functions of various body parts and how magnificent the human body really is. The students discuss issues and engage in activities centred on:

  • Peer Pressure
  • Second hand smoking
  • Safety with medicines
  • Factors that influence the function of body systems

Middle and Upper Primary Modules

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bCyberwise: Middle Primary

Explores cybersafety through animation, vox pops of children, relevant scenarios, discussion and problem solving.  An interactive, student centred session on:

  • building positive relationships with online and offline friends
  • safe and respectful behaviour online
  • responsible behaviours when using communication technology
  • strategies for keeping personal information safe online
  • strategies to deal with face to face and cyberbullying
  • exploring the role of bystanders

bCyberwise Monster Family App

One awesome monster castle, 4 fun family members, hidden items, mini games and Snuzzle the dragon, lets you sharpen your cyber safety skills while helping the monster family stay cyber safe.

The Nubbins have just set up their internet connection and your job is to help them use the internet safely and securely whilst nasty Rottenpox, who has been picking on them, tries to get in the way.

As you explore the Nubbin Castle you’ll learn how to use the internet safely, protect your personal information, recognise a safe website and be positive and respectful online. You’ll need to hunt down objects and use clues to conquer the challenging mini games.

Anyone can have fun with this game which is a valuable resource for children 8 – 13 years and parents and teachers who care about children’s online safety.

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Mind Your Medicine: Middle/Upper Primary

Using a game show format Mind Your Medicine explores issues relating to:

  • factors that can contribute to a person’s sense of self-worth
  • dimensions of health such as physical, social, emotional and environmental
  • effective communication as an essential component of maintaining positive relationships
  • medicines as drugs and the consequences of their misuse
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On the Case: Upper Primary

Join McHardy a time travelling detective and his sidekick ‘Conan’ as they gather evidence to persuade McHardy’s great, great, granddaugter not to take up smoking. Set in a fantasy world of fururistic steam powered machines, students travel through time, collaborate and explore:

  • What’s in a cigarette
  • Effects of smoking
  • History and laws
  • Myths and facts
  • Influences and pressures
  • Strategies to reduce harm
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Think Twice: Upper Primary

Using a range of audio visual triggers Think Twice covers issues such as:

  • short and long term physical, social and legal consequences of alcohol use
  • campaigns and community initiatives to educate people about the harms of alcohol use
  • laws governing the advertising, sale and use of alcohol
  • myths surrounding the use of alcohol
  • personal strategies to reduce alcohol related harm
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It’s Your Call: Upper Primary

It’s Your Call utilises a range of trigger videos, quizzes and problem solving models to cover content such as:

  • short term and long term consequences of a range of legal drugs
  • factors that influence health and behaviour e.g. friends, media, family, digital communications
  • laws relating to the sale, advertising and use of a variety of legal drugs
  • skills and strategies to deal with unsafe situations and social dilemmas
  • safe and appropriate use of communication technology

To book Life Education for your primary school contact Joan Cassar from Life Education NSW: Phone 02 9673 3222 Email jcassar@lifeeducation.org.au

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