Since 2009, Life Education Rodney has successfully delivered the Life Education programme from Waimauku to Orewa and Mangawhai.

Our Life Education Rodney Educator reaches approximately 6,000 children from Year 1 to 8 throughout the largely rural and small-town region.

There are 37 schools included in the programme and the Life Education truck takes Harold the Giraffe and our Educator to each school annually or bi-annually.

There is always a waiting list for Life Education to visit Rodney primary and intermediate schools. Some schools are tiny and the mobile classroom is there for one day, whereas other schools host Life Education for more than three weeks.

As a health resource, Life Education takes children on a journey through five subject strands; identity and resilience, relationships and communities, human biology, food and nutrition, and substances.

Exploring these strands helps them understand the wonder of their own brain and bodies, and how best to take care of their health and wellbeing.

Life Education has a proud history in the Rodney community and our programmes are respected in the education sector.

The Life Education truck is optional for schools and the programme is tailored to meet the needs of the children and teachers at each school. 

Our Educator

We started 2021 with a bright and talented new Educator, Cindy Barrett.

Her experience as a primary school teacher is perfect for inspiring Rodney tamariki and she is loving getting to know Harold.

Cindy started her teaching career as a Secondary School teacher in 2008, teaching design and fashion to teenagers after gaining a Graduate Diploma in Teaching. Then after having children her interest moved into the ECE sector, and closely followed on by teaching in the Primary sector. It was here, that her children experienced the Life Education experience and met Harold for the first time. She has always loved the Life Education philosophy and is now very excited to be a part of the team, working with Harold!  

She is very passionate about reaching our Tamariki and teaching them all about how amazing they are and how they can stay happy and healthy!  

Contact details

Chairperson: John Davies, [email protected]

Educator: Cindy Barrett, 020 4091 1576, [email protected]

General enquiries: [email protected]

Postal address: c/- 499 Krippner Road, RD1 Silverdale 0994

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Funding and support

Life Education Rodney Trust relies mostly on fundraising activities and grants to deliver the programme in the Rodney region.

We have several supporters who are instrumental in our service delivery.

Thanks to wonderful supporters of Life Education Rodney.