Coastal Otago


Since 1996, Life Education Trust Coastal Otago has been successfully delivering the Life Education programme via our unique mobile classroom with specialist Educator to schools in our region.

In 2020, despite COVID19 lockdowns we reached 5315 students.  This year our target is to reach over 6000 students. Life Education has now also partnered with Anxiety NZ to extend the relevance of our topics in the classroom to include a focus on Healthy Minds, with our take home messages on children's identity, resilience, stress and anxiety in these uncertain times.

Our region

Dunedin to Oamaru, through to Omarama, Oamaru, Macraes, Palmerston, Port Chalmers, Sawyers Bay, Otago Peninsula and all schools in between.

Life Education Trust nationally is the largest external health educator for school children in NZ. Our non-profit organization is non government funded and totally reliant on grants, donations and fundraising to continue to deliver this valuable programme via our mobile classroom. We could not do this without you!

Our Educator

Racheal Carter

Racheal began her career in Education studying at the University of Otago. She has 16 years of experience teaching across multiple levels as a Primary School Teacher in South Canterbury and Dunedin.

Racheal feels privileged to have the opportunity to work with Harold to help tamariki to discover the magnificence of the human body, celebrate how wonderful and unique we all are and to learn how to show respect for ourselves and to each other. She is committed to providing a positive and supportive learning environment to inspire tamariki to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing.

Racheal is incredibly excited to be working with ākonga and kaiako in the Coastal Otago region to help tamariki in our local community to develop life skills to help them learn, grow and thrive!

Sponsors and supporters

A huge thank you to our current sponsors and supporters who continue to help us when these is increasing demand for your sponsorship dollar in our community.

Our trust is run by a very small group of volunteers and 100% of your monetary contributions go to meeting our teacher salary and operating costs.

Local Donations/Services 

Thanks to these companies for supporting us with essential services we cannot do without!


Service providers

Harold Club Members

   Be part of the growing group of supporters in our Harold Club.
   A minimum donation of $500pa will see your name here!

Claas, Dunedin

M Gutherie Family trust

Oceana Gold, Macraes

Rotherwood Farming Ltd

Other donations

Dunedin Casino Charitable Trust
Lions Club, Dunedin
Nind Electrical
Otago Masonic Charitable Trust, North Otago
Otago Transport
Rotary, Dunedin South
Rural Women NZ
Shadlock Trust

Our contact details

Chairperson: Kemp Reynolds, 027 890 7902,  [email protected] 
Community Funding Contact: Hilda Lowery, 027 436 6586, [email protected] 
Educator: Racheal Carter, 027 480 2055, [email protected]