Tuesday, November 2020

Four of our educators recently travelled to Mt Isa in the state’s north west to boost our programs reach in the outback region and the response was amazing!

From Barkly Highway State School and Cloncurry Kindergarten, to Mt Isa Central Primary and Injilinji Community Preschool, educators Jenn and Natalie joined Donna to meet demand for rescheduled school re-bookings brought on by COVID. The experienced trio delivered vital health education programs to 1446 students at 12 schools throughout the north west.

Educator Brad also delivered our popular personal development program Talk About It to students in Years 5 and 6 at St Joseph’s Catholic School, Cloncurry, Cloncurry State School, Healy State School, Townview State School and St Kieran’s Catholic Primary School.

Having visited the region previously, they could see real evidence that children had retained information about nutrition and other core program messages and how this information is now influencing their healthy food choices.

The response from teachers and students was incredibly positive. Students love Harold visiting their school and greatly benefit from the discussions and learning.

Here’s what some of the region’s teachers had to say about the Life Education program.

“Students are learning to be good friends, and this reiterated what we have been learning about in a fun way.”

“Students have more understanding about what they should be eating and drinking.”

“Learning about healthy foods, ways to look after our body and things we can do safely by ourselves and with an adult is useful and valuable to all students.”

Natalie Injilinji Preschool

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