Life education classroom visits Woy Woy
Healthy Harold and the Life Education Mobile Classroom will be at Woy Woy Public School durng term one.
"The Life Education program is a broadly focused health and drug education program delivered in preschools and schools across Australia," said principal Ms Ona Buckley.
"Individual modules cover a range of different learning areas and issues.
"Preschool programs support children's learning and development for a safe and healthy lifestyle and cover topics such as healthy eating, physical activity, hygiene, sleep, empathy and respect, relationships and positive communication.
"Primary programs focus on issues associated with body knowledge, safety, healthy diet, physical activity, puberty, respectful relationships, cyber safety, safe use of medicines, smoking, alcohol and other drugs.
"Specialist educators deliver highly interactive and engaging educational sessions in the Life Education mobile classroom, a context which provides students with a distinctive, engaging, hands-on learning environment and experience.
"Character devices, like the ever-popular mascot Healthy Harold the Giraffe, and interactive storytelling approaches are used to engage younger children and help them to connect with and explore the ideas being covered in the sessions.
"A range of digital and interactive tools are also used to support student learning," Ms Buckley said.
This year Woy Woy Public School's preschool students will participate in the Harold's Healthy Play Day module.
Kindergarten students will experience the My Body Matters module.
Year 1 students will participate in the Ready, Steady, Go module and students in Year 2 will experience the Safety Rules module.
Students in Years 3 and 4 will complete the Mind Your Medicine module and students in Years 5 and 6 will participate in the Decisions module.
Students from disabilities programs classes will join with their age-based peers from mainstream classes in order to attend shows with appropriate content.
"Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch has recently been inducted as an ambassador for Life Education and Healthy Harold.
"Ms Tesch visited our school on February 26 in her capacity as ambassador to join our 3/4M class in the Life Education van for their Healthy Harold session," Ms Buckley said.
"The life education programs run in all schools and are a very important supplement to the curriculum content of the personal development part of our Personal Development, Health and Physical Education syllabus," Ms Buckley said.
Newsletter, 22 Feb 2019
Ona Buckley, Woy Woy Public School