Life Education Van

Last week our school was privileged to have the Life Education Van visit our school.

Each class was able to enter the van and participate in a one hour lesson about different life skills.

The 5/6’s learnt about decision making and consequences. We also learnt that we need to be well informed and educated before we are able to make informed decisions.


We learnt about Drug education, where we had to classify legal and illegal drugs. This was certainly an eye opener, because we learnt about energy drinks and the amount of caffeine in them. Some drugs fell in the legal medical field, even though they are normally illegal. One example of this was medical and illegal marijuana.  Foods which contain caffeine, also included chocolate and coffee. We learnt about alcohol, which is legal to people over 18 years of age and the effects that it has on the body.

We discussed just what effects cigarettes and alcohol have on the body and exactly which parts of the body are affected.

At the end of the session we got to meet Harold, the mascot for Life ed. He was really cute!!

The Scarecrow

Watch this short video.

What messages do you think it is sending the viewers?

Does it fit in with our healthy eating studies?

Have you ever stopped to think about the food we eat

and where it actually comes from?

How does the scarecrow feel and how do these feelings change

as he travels through the story?

How does this short video make you feel?

Does it make you more aware of what’s going on in the food industry?

Is this a persuasive advertisement for or against fast food?

Or is the video just as advertisement for a new food chain?

Body Confidence and Self – Esteem: SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING


 Continuing on our journey of healthy living,

we have now also concentrated on how we can boost

our self-esteem and body confidence.

We recently were fortunate enough to have Diana, an actor, come to our school.

All the 5/6 children attended a session with her.

Some of us were fortunate enough to attend extra session and work on a play.

We presented the play to our 5/6 parents at an information night.

This is what we have learnt about

body confidence and self esteem:



The Science of Addictive Food – Look at your food labels!

I know you will find this video quite fascinating.

Did you know that there is actually a science

which goes behind the preparation of packaged foods?

Do you agree with what was said in the video

about how packaged food makes you feel when you eat it?

When was the last time you ate processed, packaged food?

How can you make better, more informed choices

about what goes in your mouth?

How you can substitute ” fatty, sugary salty, addictive packaged foods

“for healthy, fresh, non-addictive foods that are in fact good for you?”

Reading a food label

Hi everyone

As we continue our Healthy Living, Healthy People study we will now consider food labels.

Have you ever stopped to look at a food label?

Watch the following video.

Are you getting the right amount of fibre or is there

too much salt, or carbohydrates, or sugar,

in the packaged foods you are eating?

Do you know what each number stands for? What is each good for?

Did you realise that sugar can come under so many headings?

See if you can work out how much of the good nutrients

you are really getting when you eat packaged foods.


Have you ever thought about what’s in your food?

Have a look at the ingredients label of a product sitting in your pantry.

Do you know what all those things listed are?

Do you know what all the numbers mean?

Check it out! Find out what all these numbers and products are.

Are they really any good for you.?

Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables

Hi everyone
Continuing our topic of healthy eating, one of our teachers has brought this YouTube video to our attention.
Watch the video and see what really happens.
Did you know that this happened to our fruits and vegetables?
Are you aware of the amount of food that is wasted because some fruit and vegetables have imperfections?
What do you think? Would you buy fruit and vegetables if they were cheaper, but had some imperfections? I would love to hear what you think. Write back and tell me.

Healthy Eating on a Budget!

Today, we continued our healthy eating.

Our teachers showed us how easy it is to eat tasty, nutritious food

without breaking the budget!

Again, we fed 50 people for just over $50.00.

There was plenty of food and we all returned for seconds and thirds.

Some people even returned for fourths!!

This is what we ate today:

Firstly, pasta bolognese.

These are the ingredients:




The final product was delicious!

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The second meal we had was Fried Rice. It wasn’t just ordinary fried rice.

It contained so many ingredients.

It included rice, prawns, chicken, bacon, egg, spring onions, sausage, and broccoli.

These two meals included the three main food groups which make up a balanced plate:


We were very full after this meal.

These two meals were very easy to prepare.

They were filling, healthy and nutritious.

They were also not as expensive as one might think.


We learnt that it is cheaper and more nutritious to eat at home!

It isn’t that difficult to prepare healthy food!

Mini Commonwealth Games at our School

This week sees the end of our Healthy Choices Week.

As part of our activities, the 5/6 classes had to plan and run a mini Commonwealth Games afternoon for a Year level.

Our class had to plan and run games for the Prep children in our school.

We had eight groups of 5/6 students, each with about 10 Prep students.

We had the responsibility of designing the game, organizing it, testing it to see if it worked, gathering the equipment which we needed, and also running the game on the day.

We had four games and each group of 10 Preps rotated between each game, so everyone managed to have a go at each activity.

The four activities were:

1. Ice cream cone zig-zag, or ping pong ball and spoon race

2. Tunnel Ball

3. Bouncing Ball and through the Hoop race

4. Mini Hurdles with through the hoop twist.

This fun afternoon coincided with the Prep’s 100 days of school. The Preps really enjoyed the games!

We had also designed medals which we gave to each of the Preps. They had a great time and so did we!

The mini Commonwealth Games gave each of us an opportunity of stepping up and taking responsibility for someone in the Junior classes. It also fitted in with the SEL and Buddy program at our school.

Mini Commonwealth Games on PhotoPeach