Community Matters - friendship, belonging & building community

Values for Life Incursions


"One of the best workshops we have ever had! The students were totally engaged and had lots of fun whilst learning some valuable lessons."
Teacher, Glen Waverley Secondary College

"Thanks so much - I've never thought about some of these messages and you made it so clear how important it is how we treat each other. Very inspirational!"
Year 9 student, Brighton Secondary College

Research suggests that one of the greatest factors in enabling a young person succeed at
school and be resilient is being able to connect with others and feel like they are a
valued member of the school community.

This workshop looks at the way students engage with their peers and how simple categorising of people can damage our perceptions. We aim at helping students see that school should be a positive experience to connect with others and how we can benefit when we start appreciating our differences. We focus on ownership of community by the student body and give evidence-based strategies on how to respond, be resilient and actively seek support to create a healthy community.

Key concepts covered in the session:
  • Highlighting the importance of a healthy community and how we contribute to this
  • Exploring the importance of healthy self-worth and self-talk
  • The promotion of empathy and the support we can give to others
  • Key factors that form our self-image including peers, role models and individual values
  • How we develop a healthy character that is others-centred
  • The importance of having the confidence to be yourself and having people that you can trust
  • Encouraging students to take initiative in making a positive difference to others
  • Promotion of resilient factors that help us succeed together
  • Giving strategies that enable good decision-making, conflict resolution, communication skills and teamwork
  • Promoting the idea that students play an important role in creating a school culture that values inclusion and belonging

Student Incursion Details:
  • Sessions are interactive and involve a variety of activities, discussion and multi-media to engage and educate
  • We offer a range of options from a single session to several sessions for the same or different groups
  • Tailored to suit your school's specific needs, timetable and budget
  • Delivered by qualified and experienced teachers
  • Each session is aligned to the Australian Curriculum
  • Follow-up material is provided for teachers

Our aim is to provide 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 30,000 students in over 170 schools each year. We also offer the following topics for primary and secondary students:
Primary School Topics:
  • GREAT MATES - friendship skills
  • BULLY PROOF - anti-bullying & cyber-safety
  • LEAD THE WAY - leadership skills
  • CYBER SAVVY - cyber-safety & social networking
  • OPERATION EMPATHY - community & inclusion
  • DRUGS & ALCHOL - drug education
  • HIT THE GROUND RUNNING - transition to high school

Secondary School Topics:
  • COMMUNITY MATTERS - friends & building community
  • BULLY PROOF - anti-bullying & cyber-safety
  • PLUGGED IN - cyber-safety & social networking
  • LEAD THE WAY - leadership skills
  • DRUGS & ALCHOL - drug education
  • MAN UP? - manhood
  • MORE THAN SKIN DEEP - positive self-worth
  • THINGS THAT MATTER - developing priorities

To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

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More Reviews

"Very engaging and effective! Students got immediate benefit - I was impressed by your energy and integrity."
Teacher, Caroline Chisholm Catholic College

"Students were engaged and could easily relate to the session. It helped to reinforce our school values as well as enable students to have empathy for others."
School Counsellor, Plenty Valley College

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

English, Civics And Citizenship, Health And Physical Education


Self-worth, Peer Pressure, Resilience, Communication, Friendship, , Secondary, Strategies, Problem-solving, Attitude, Community, Games, Stories, Drama, Interactive Activities


Lecture, Workshop


A single session is between 45 and 90 minutes (flexible to suit your timetable). We offer a range of options from a single session to several sessions for the same or different groups.


Costs are calculated per session (on a number of variables e.g. student numbers, location & number of sessions). Costs begin at: $450 (1 session); $850 (2 sessions); $1,000 (3 or more sessions).

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


We travel throughout Australia

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