The Life Education Trust Wairarapa, Tararua & Central Hawkes Bay
The Life Education Trust Wairarapa, Tararua & Central Hawkes Bay is one of 33 Life Education community trusts based around NZ. We are a registered charity and are managed by a team of volunteer trustees.
We operate a mobile classroom allowing us to take our unique health-based teaching programme directly to children in our area. The classroom is equipped with sophisticated electronic aids, including software that shows the body’s circulatory, nervous, respiratory and digestive systems, which makes learning a different and exciting experience for the children. We employ a full time Educator, who is a registered teacher.
The Trust House Foundation grant enables us to achieve our outcomes by funding a variety of ongoing operational costs such as workbooks, mobile classroom repairs & maintenance, classroom resources and more.
There are nearly 9,000 primary and intermediate aged children in our area, and we reach approximately 67% of them over a two-year period. Our presence at schools is by invitation only which demonstrates the value schools attach to our programmes which support children in:
- Developing life skills
- Making healthy choices
- Gaining knowledge about health and their bodies
- Developing self-esteem and a positive understanding of themselves
- Developing strategies for relating to others
All our programme modules are consistent with modern learning techniques and the NZ Education curriculum. The effectiveness of the programme is regularly reviewed and validated by independent research to ensure all aspects remain fully relevant in today’s ever-changing environment.