Life Education Queensland is the largest non-government provider of health and wellbeing education to children in the state.
Founded by the late Ted Noffs, a minister at Sydney’s Wayside Chapel, Life Education Queensland reaches more than 200,000 students each year with our programs that introduce and reinforce key health messages about nutrition, physical exercise, online safety, legal and illegal drugs as well as cyberbullying that may not otherwise be taught in the classroom.
Working on the streets of Kings Cross through the Wayside Chapel, our founder the late Ted Noffs, witnessed young lives devastated by drugs and alcohol on a daily basis. This experience convinced him that Australia needed a national health and wellbeing education program to empower children to make safer and healthier life choices.
Ted’s dream of a national program soon became a reality and with the support of two Queensland businessmen, Ron McMaster and Brian Ray, Life Education Queensland was established in 1987.
A lot has changed since Life Education Queensland was founded. From the growing childhood obesity epidemic to the devastating effects of cyberbullying, the challenges our children face continue to evolve, making our work more important than ever before.
Life Education Queensland self-funds our 30 passionate Educators, enabling them to travel across the state in the iconic Life Education vans delivering the health and wellbeing education our children need.