Welcome to Life Education North Shore
Life Education is a not-for-profit organisation and each local trust is run by dedicated volunteers who are committed to building a better world for our children. Life Education is not government funded and not part of the government education system.
Our mission is to enable children to reach their full potential, even in unprecedented COVID-19 times.
"Is it OK to feel..." is just one of the programmes the talented educators from Life Education offer to thousands of students from primary and intermediate schools across the North Shore. This programme identifies feelings and emotions within the realm of friendships, peer pressure anxiety, stress decision making and simply feeling uncomfortable.
Like all New Zealanders, Harold is in lock-down in his own bubble with two of his friends. He does have a message for everybody: be kind, stay home, stay safe, and wash your hands, although in his own case, Harold washes his hooves.
Life Education is an interactive educational program, linked to the national school health curriculum. We teach children about the wonder of life, themselves, and other people, with the aim of giving the children of New Zealand the knowledge and skills to raise their awareness to live a fulfilling and healthy life. It is a totally positive approach, with an emphasis on empowering the children to make choices based on sound information, rather than peer pressure.
The aim of the Life Education programme is to provide children with the relevant knowledge to make healthy decisions. These decision may relate to food and nutrition, friendships, bullying and peer pressure or understanding the magnificence of our body. The programme utilises an inquiry approach, spring boarding from 'Big Questions', to ensure personalisation of learning experiences is achieved.
During the current nation-wide lock-down, our educators will be reaching out to the schools which were scheduled to receive a visit from Harold and his mobile classroom. In close interaction with each school, our educators will be offering support, suggestions and ideas on how cope with the current uncertain situation, using online resources and exactly the skills the programme is so well valued for; to enable children to reach their full potential!
Who is Harold?
Harold the Giraffe is the mascot of Life Education. He works in the mobile classroom with the educator, to demonstrate what happens when things go according to plan and what happens when they don't.
Harold is a friendly character and children's responses show that Harold has a huge impact in re-enforcing the messages we teach: