Life Education


Our vision: Inspiring tamariki and rangatahi to make positive choices.

Life Education empowers tamariki with the knowledge and confidence to make healthy decisions for themselves. 

Our vision is that tamariki will reach their full potential and our philosophy focuses on the well-being and mental health of tamariki.

Life Education Trust Canterbury supports the health education needs of more than 24,000 tamariki every year. Our specialist health teachers work with schools through a shared planning approach to support the individual needs of tamariki in their community.

Our specialist mobile classrooms create a unique and engaging environment ensuring every young person from the Hurunui through to Rakaia has the same opportunity and support.

Life Education in Canterbury

Many will fondly remember Harold the Giraffe and his skilled educators. For over 30 years, Life Education has been supporting tamariki and rangatahi across Canterbury, to reach their full potential.  We continue to work  with schools to develop positive programs that meet the local community needs and support children in this ever changing world.

As a registered charity, we are not funded by the Government, which means we rely on the generosity of individuals and partner organisations within the Canterbury community to fund our programs. This generosity allows us to  continue to ensure all young people have the same opportunity to reach their full potential.

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