We provide student seminars and resources that are engaging, fun and educational on topics such as cyber-bullying, resilience, leadership, identity, drug education and much more. Our aim is to empower students, providing learning outcomes that engender pro-social values, empathy and resilience through a lively combination of information and interaction. Our teams of qualified and experienced educators, using evidence-based research, impact over 20,000 students in over 100 schools each year.

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Inspiring young people to fulfil their potential…

We provide student seminars and resources that are engaging, fun and educational on topics such as cyber-bullying, resilience, leadership, identity, drug education and much more.

Our aim is to empower students, providing learning outcomes that engender pro-social values, empathy and resilience through a lively combination of information and interaction.

Our teams of qualified and experienced educators, using evidence-based research, impact over 20,000 students in over 100 schools each year.

Our History

Values for Life (V4L) is an educational program that inspires all school students to develop community building values, make wise choices and fulfil their potential. We have an experienced, highly trained and professional team of qualified educators, speaking to over 20,000 students each year.

V4L began in 1968 as the pioneering affective domain education program in Australia. It arose from the need to start addressing some of the social issues that young people face when growing up, in a time when schools were primarily addressing academic goals.

Since then we have spoken to over a million students, teachers and parents, with the primary purpose of helping young people make positive life choices at all stages of development.

Aims
We aim to engage, impact and empower primary and secondary school students, providing learning outcomes that engender pro-social values, empathy and resilience. We are committed to working with the school to identify the most effective program that suits the needs of the school community and recognise that prevention programs are highly successful when part of a community effort.

We offer additional support and resources including teacher lesson plans with the V4L program so that it produces a long lasting and maximum benefit to students.

Aiming to

  • Conduct our affairs with integrity and respect for all we deal with
  • Ensure that our information is current, accurate and relevant
  • Focus on positive solutions rather than problems
  • Partner with individuals and groups working for the betterment of young people
  • Encourage students to be an active participant of their school
  • Be connected within the school community with a sense of feeling safe, cared for and valued, as well as actively allowing and helping others to do so
  • Promoting a love of learning including ownership of their decisions and future direction
Our Vision
  • To enable young people to develop community building values, make wise choices and fulfil their potential.
  • To communicate effectively to primary and secondary school students, equipping them with skills and resources.
  • To research, collate and communicate the best ideas about living a healthy, fulfilling and positive life for young people in a way that is engaging and relevant.
  • To specialise in presenting excellent seminars that best serve the school community.
  • To create and distribute quality resources.
Values

The V4L program is part of Concern Australia – a Christian welfare organisation that seeks to support young people. We hold to Judeo-Christian values of:

  • Respect for others
  • That every person is valuable and of great worth
  • Creating a positive school culture that is fair and respectful
  • Building a safe and supportive school environment
  • Expecting positive, supportive and respectful relationships that value diversity
  • Promoting pro-social values and behaviours
  • Encouraging student participation and student voice

To make a booking, enquire about pricing, or receive an information pack on specific seminars, please contact us by:

Phone: 1300 796 234
Fax: 03 9416 2794
Email: v4lss@concernaustralia.org.au

For a quick quote, any questions or to book a seminar, please contact us using the form below and we’ll get back to you within 2 business days.
For immediate assistance, please call us on 1300 796 234. We look forward to hearing from you!

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1. What does your school need?

If your school has a specific issue that you want us to address through our seminars, then give us a call.

We can tailor our seminars to suit the needs of your school.

2. WE PROVIDE

For the seminar

All audio-visual equipment

For Teachers

Seminar follow up booklet including lesson plans and student worksheets.

3. Costs

  • Costs are calculates on several variables including location and number of seminars, etc. Call us on 1300 796 234 or email us for a quick quote.
  • Cancellations: 14 or more days prior to the date incur a 10% administration fee. Less than 14 days receive no refund or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.

WORKSHOPS

We offer a range of topics for primary and secondary schools as well as parent workshops. We adapt these to the audience and the incursion includes interactive activities, music, games, discussion and multi-media to engage, educate and impact the students.

TOPICS

FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Bouncing Back: the art of being resilient (Years 3 to 6)

Explores how students can bounce back from the problems of life and what factors can benefit us and help us helping others

Bully Proof: keeping students safe at school and online (Years P to 6)

Examines the bully, the target and bystander – why bullying occurs as well as strategies for dealing with bullies whilst at school. Also covers cyber bullying and the dangers of being online.

Great Mates: being a better friend (Years P to 6)

Introduction to the value of friendships, friendship skills and learning strategies to maintain a friendship.

Operation Empathy: appreciating our differences (Years P to 6)

Learning to appreciate the differences in other people – explores cooperation and team building.

Drugs and Alcohol: making positive choices (Years 3 to 6)

Exploring the effects of drugs and alcohol – how it impacts the individual and the community.

Media Download: the influence of the media in our lives (Years 3 to 6)

Looking at the ways the media and the people around us influence our self-image and identity.

Hit the Ground Running: transition into secondary school (Years 5 to 6)

Identifying and exploring issues faced in transition to secondary school.

Lead the Way: making the most of your influence (Years 5 to 6)

Focusing on leadership skills and responsibility, learning how we can be leaders and role-models in the school environment.

FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

The Sobering Truth: looking at the impact of drugs and alcohol (for Years 7 to 12)

Discusses drugs and alcohol in society – how it impacts the individual and the community. We also explore why people use drugs and discuss resilience factors for young people.

Plugged In: the world of real and virtual relationships (for Years 7 to 12)

With the rise of Facebook and Twitter, this seminar focuses on online safety and developing skills to build healthy community in the online and offline world.

Bully Proof: keeping students safe online and at school (for Years 7 to 9)

Considers what bullying is, how we treat each other and the dangers of cyber bullying. Identifies and explores the roles of the bully, the target and the bystander. Encourages students to put empathy into practice and the potential impact we have on others and our community.

Truth or Dare: an honest look at love, sex and relationships (for Years 8 to 12)

This seminar covers issues surrounding healthy relationships including character, role models, identity, sexuality, love and commitment. It encourages students to make wise choices and to be aware of many mixed messages they are receiving about relationships, largely through the media and popular culture.

Community Matters: appreciating each other’s differences (for Years 7 to 9)

Exploring the issues of loneliness, neglect and friendship. Increases students’ awareness of social isolation, appreciating the differences in one another and to be a ‘friend’ to change the status.

RUOK?: coping with difficult emotions (for Years 7 to 10)

This seminar takes a positive and constructive approach to equipping students that may experience stress, anxiety, grief, anger, depression and other difficult emotions. It also provides practical tools that can help students seek help, be proactive in helping others and become more resilient.

Man Up: discovering true masculinity (for Years 7 to 12)

Explores influences that affect a man’s identity (e.g. media, family, peers). Considers the importance of rites-of-passage, healthy role models and the need to be a good role model.

Skin Deep: discovering true femininity (for Years 7 to 12)

Examines the cultural messages girls get about what it means to be a woman today. The seminar discusses issues such as relationships, body image, sexuality and various mixed messages girls are receiving. It also explores the need for students to focus on their character rather than be obsessed with the external.

Your Score & More: excelling in Year 12 and beyond (for Years 11 & 12)

Encouraging students to gain and keep perspective during the pressure of completing secondary school. Offers practical tools and explores issues beyond Year 12 that will help them succeed in Year 12 as well as life in general.

Things that Matter Most: developing your life priorities (for Years 9 to 12)

Do money, fame, success and image bring satisfaction in life? This seminar answers these questions and focuses on developing priorities in life through values, character and making a positive change in the world.

Lead the Way: making the most of your influence (for Years 7 to 12)

Presenting a range of leadership skills with an overall focus upon the importance of role-models. Explores the influences of our own individual choices – how it impacts in the school and beyond.

PARENT WORKSHOPS

Drug Proofing Your Kids

This session provides key factors for parents and caregivers to help their young people be aware of the pressures and dangers of drugs and alcohol in society. We explore how it impacts the community, why people use drugs and discuss resilience factors for young people.

Helping Your Kids to Bounce Back

The focus of this workshop is to help children become resilient as they face difficulties in life. Parents will learn how to build emotional awareness and create a stable environment that will empower their child to succeed. The session also gives practical tools on how to help their child live a happy, well-balanced life.

Bully Proof

In this session parents will learn about the dangers associated with bullying, with an emphasis on cyber safety. The workshop gives helpful tools on prevention and how to decrease bully/target behaviour at home and at school.

Transition Into Secondary School

For some children, starting secondary school for the first time can be exciting and full of wonderful challenges.  For others, it can be a daunting experience. Understanding this reality, the Values for Life team offers a workshop that will encourage parents to be the support their children need during this transition time in their life.