Parents and Kids

What is Life Education?

Our Educators are registered teachers with the ‘X-Factor’ and along with our mascot HAROLD, make this a fun-filled and informative journey. The reaction to these lessons have been overwhelmingly positive from the children and the teachers. We are seen as leaders among external education providers to schools.

Life Education Counties Manukau is a charitable trust that delivers a health programme to children in preschool, primary and intermediate schools. We go into schools by invitation, not by right and see over 38,000 children across our area each year.


What your children will learn?

Life Education is a preventative approach to disease and substance/alcohol abuse. We are a completely positive programme, incorporating our philosophy – that each child is special and unique, that the human body is magnificent and that we need to respect one another – into all our learning modules.

Rather than frighten children with various forms of scare tactics, Life Education focuses on creating a sensitivity to values and an appreciation of human life. We teach children about their bodies, what they need in order to live a healthy, happy life, and that putting substances into their bodies can upset the delicate equilibrium that we operate on.


How do you do this?

We do this by taking children on an adventure in our mobile classrooms. We capture their imagination and make learning fun by using a language that children these days love – technology. Our educators are registered teachers and together with Harold the Giraffe, our loveable mascot, use teaching techniques to recognise the different learning styles of children, and to help with retention of knowledge.

Each child is given a workbook by their teacher to complete at home, and Life Education, together with schools and parents, aims to instil healthy values in children and a thirst for life, so they reach their fullest potential.

If you would like to read more, please click here to go to the national website of Life Education.