Life Education Queensland works in partnerships with schools and teachers across the state to support and reinforce the important health messages being taught at home and in the classroom.

Delivered in our mobile learning centres, each module presents core knowledge and skills in a fun, inter-active and age appropriate manner. Our programs focused on:

  • Nutrition, healthy eating and the importance of physical activity
  • Personal safety
  • Respectful relationships and emotional well-being
  • Cybersafety and strategies to combat cyber-bullying
  • Safety with medicines
  • The effects of smoking and alcohol on the body
  • Legal and illegal drugs

 

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Primary Modules

My Body Matters

My Body Matters Spotlight

Harold and his friends want to look their best for photo day at school, but discover that things don’t always go to plan. This module focuses on things children can do to keep themselves healthy including:

  • The importance of personal hygiene
  • Choosing foods for a healthy balanced diet
  • Benefits of physical activity and sleep
  • Ways to keep safe at home, school and in the community

This module focuses on students’ ability to recognise the importance of taking care of their bodies and supports them to manage unsafe behaviours at home, school and in the community.

Knowledge gained from this module includes:

  • Identifying personal responsibility for a safe and healthy lifestyle;
  • Understanding what a healthy body needs;
  • The benefits of physical exercise;
  • The foods needed for a healthy, balanced diet; and
  • Learning safe and unsafe behaviours, situations and environments.

Harold’s Friend Ship

Harolds Friend Ship Spotlight

After building a model spaceship at school, Harold and his friends Boots and Red, venture into an imaginary world in outer space. As the adventure unfolds children explore:

  • how to build friendships and care for others
  • feelings and emotions
  • how nutrition and physical activity affects how we think and feel
  • safe and unsafe situations and early warning signs
  • safe places and people to turn to for help

In this module, students will learn to recognise the importance of relationships and will gain skills to seek help in a variety of situations and will also practice strategies to manage their feelings and emotions.

Outcomes include:

  • Identifying behaviours that establish and maintain positive relationships;
  • Understand different feelings and emotions experienced in various situations;
  • Understand how nutrition and physical activity affects our behaviour and feelings;
  • Identify people and places that keep them safe; and
  • Differentiate between safe and unsafe situations, behaviours and environments.

Ready, Steady, Go!

Ready Steady Go Spolight

Harold and his friends are ready for their big race at the school athletics carnival, or are they? When one member of their relay team doesn’t show up, what will they do? This fun, engaging narrative provides opportunities to discover:

  • benefits of physical activity
  • safety strategies in different environments
  • how our body reacts in new situations
  • what our body needs to be healthy including a nutritious diet, water and sleep

This module examines the many dimensions of health including feelings and emotions, safe and unsafe situations and behaviours that promote nutrition and wellbeing.

Knowledge gains include:

  • Identify different emotions and feelings that may be experienced in a variety of situations;
  • Understanding the benefits of physical activity;
  • Learn behaviours that enhance wellbeing; and
  • Identify safe and unsafe behaviours, situations and environments.

Safety Rules!

Safety Rules Spotlight

Harold and his friends have gone camping, but when someone gets injured on a hiking expedition, how will they look after each other and make it back to camp? This module helps children to problem solve and focuses on:

  • recognising safe and unsafe environments
  • how to care for others
  • how good nutrition and physical activity contribute to social and emotional health
  • behaviours that maintain friendships
  • places and people who we can go to for help

This module educates children about positive relationships, how to seek help, nutrition and how to protect themselves in unsafe environments.

Key focus areas are:

  • Identifying the characteristics of positive relationships and healthy ways in which people show concern and care;
  • Strategies to seek help in a variety of situations;
  • Identifying safe and unsafe behaviours, situations and environments; and
  • Understanding how nutrition and physical exercise contribute to emotional and social health.

Growing Good Friends

Growing Good Friends

Harold battles to figure out what to give his grandma for her birthday, until his friends Boots and Red, step in and offer some good ideas. This animated story takes us to familiar surroundings where students can:

  • explore what health messages mean
  • identify safety signs
  • recognise how physical activity and nutrition contribute to a healthy lifestyle
  • explore how positive relationships benefit our health and wellbeing

This module highlights the role that positive relationships plays in their health and wellbeing.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Identifying ways in which people show care and concern;
  • The role that positive relationships with friendships and support networks play in health and wellbeing;
  • Identifying actions that contribute to a healthy lifestyle; and
  • Managing safe and unsafe situations including second-hand smoke, unsafe things to touch and sun and road safety.

All Systems Go

All Systems Go Spotlight

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, the class explores and discovers how magnificent the human body really is. They learn the functions of various body parts and the actions required to keep these systems working well as well as:

  • factors that influence the function of body systems such as exercise and drugs
  • exploring ways to manage peer pressure
  • the effects of second hand smoke
  • the function of vital organs (heart, lungs, brain, kidneys)
  • healthy food choices

Focusing on how positive lifestyle choices help to maintain internal body systems, students identify and practice strategies to resist pressure from others to maintain personal safety.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Recognising that food, water and oxygen can promote health and wellbeing;
  • Identifying factors that influence health;
  • Understanding how internal body systems are interrelated and affect health and wellbeing;
  • Understand how medications affect the body and safe behaviours for use; and
  • Identifying second-hand smoke and a health risk.

Harold’s Diary

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Harold offers to share his diary entries about one week at school with the class. This platform provides the opportunity to explore relationships and friendships, influences on food choices, benefits of physical activity and the definition of a drug as well as:

  • emotions connected with new situations and change
  • importance of friendships and support networks
  • exploring legal drugs such as medicines and caffeine
  • strategies to manage peer pressure and bullying
  • benefits of an active life-style and healthy diet

This module focuses on friendship and how having a sense of belonging influences health and wellbeing.

Knowledge areas include:

Identifying how friendships and support networks enhance wellbeing

  • Understanding feeling s associated with changes and transitions in life;
  • Examines the influences on food choices and how these choices affect health and wellbeing;
  • Recognising how physical activity enhances a healthy lifestyle; and
  • Definitions of drugs and reasons why people use drugs for medical and non-medical purposes.

bCyberwise

Bcyberwise Spotlight

This module focuses on cybersafety, cyber ethics and building positive relationships with friends online and offline. The students explore a range of issues such as password security, risks of sharing personal information, how to communicate respectfully both online and offline, and strategies to handle bullying including cyberbullying as well as:

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

bCyberwise teaches strategies and skills to combat cyberbullying. In this module, students learn that safe, responsible and respectful behaviour is necessary when interacting with others online as well as face-to-face.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Describing the characteristics of positive interpersonal relationships;
  • Describing safe and respectful behaviours when using technology;
  • Identifying responsible and self-protective assertive techniques to combat bullying; and
  • Strategies to keep personal information safe online.

Mind Your Medicine

Mind Your Medicine Spotlight

Using a friendly game show format Mind Your Medicine develops students’ understanding of medicines and their safe use; positive communication; strategies for managing conflict, stress, and bullying; and explores how feelings influence the choices that we make as well as:

  • factors that influence someone’s sense of self-worth
  • techniques for effective communication
  • identifying the impact of different factors on health and wellbeing
  • strategies for managing stressful situations
  • medicines as drugs and the consequences of their misuse

This module focuses on the safe use of medicines as well as assertive communication and positive self-image.

Key knowledge areas include:

  • Identifying factors that influence how people defines or values themselves;
  • Understanding the role of effective communication in maintaining positive relationships;
  • Identifying factors that affect physical, social and emotional wellbeing;
  • Examining medicines as drugs and the consequences of their misuse;
  • Identifying people, products and services that advise, educate and inform people about medications.

On the Case

On The Case Spotlight

Join Mac McHardy, a time travelling detective and his sidekick ‘Conan’, as they gather evidence to persuade McHardy’s great, great granddaughter not to take up smoking. Set in a fantasy world of futuristic 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

By focusing on decisions related to smoking, students develop strategies to reduce harms related to smoking.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Identifying nicotine and other chemicals found in cigarettes and smoke can affect the whole body;
  • Understanding the personal, social and environmental consequences associated with tobacco smoking; and
  • Identifies the laws governing the advertising, sale and use of tobacco products.

Think Twice

Think Twice Spotlight

Using distinctive animated and vox-pop videos, this module tackles the topic of drinking alcohol in an age appropriate context. Students explore concepts such as the effect that alcohol has on body systems, myths and facts about alcohol, laws relating to its sale and reasons why people choose not to consume alcohol as well as:

  • myths and facts surrounding the use of alcohol
  • strategies for responding to encouragement or pressure to drink
  • physical, social & legal consequences of alcohol use
  • strategies to reduce harmful effects of alcohol on self and others

This module identifies and develops personal strategies to reduce alcohol-related harm and builds understanding of students’ responsibility for personal and community health.

Knowledge gained includes:

  • Understanding of alcohol as a legal drug, which can affect all body systems;
  • Identifying services that advise, educate and inform people of alcohol facts;
  • Examining the harmful effects that alcohol can have on the community; and
  • Descriptions of the laws governing the advertising, sale and use of alcohol products.

Decisions

Decisions Spotlight

This module offers a choice of content on legal drugs or legal and illegal drugs. Students explore the decision-making process and improve decision making skills by looking at choices, consequences, responsibility, facts, and influences as well as:

  • what is a drug and how drugs are classified
  • effects of drugs on the body
  • analysing health messages about drugs in the media
  • messages around non-use – normative data – dispelling myths
  • influences on decision-making – family, peers, media, culture, financial and legal
  • strategies and skills to be safe

By recognising their responsibility for the health and safety of themselves and others, students identify strategies to manage unsafe situations and social dilemmas.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Identifying the physical, social, financial and legal consequences of legal and illegal drug use;
  • Understanding the factors that influence their health and behaviour including the media and government and community strategies for improved health;
  • Identifying services and support networks where young people can seek help; and
  • Understanding the laws governing the advertising, sale and use of a variety of legal and illegal drugs.

Relate Respect Connect

Relate Respect Connect SpotlightOne of our Life Education Modules, Relate Respect Connect is a unique, contemporary learning experience that explores building positive, safe and respectful relationships.

Continuing our proud tradition of empowering children and young people to make safe and healthier choices through education, Relate Respect Connect equips students with knowledge, skills and strategies to help them develop safe and respectful relationships – face to face and online.

Talk About It

Life Education Queensland Healthy Harold Sexual Health Relationships Talk About It ProgramTalk About It by Life Education Queensland is designed to help support students explore the concept of identity, develop safe and respectful relationships, and understand and manage the physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty. 

Developed with the support of Queensland Health, Talk About It supports schools to deliver curriculum aligned education in the areas of relationships, identity and puberty.

Explore Talk About It via the link below.

 

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