About Us

The Values for Life program

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.

Our Vision, Values & Aims

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

Aims

We aim 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 
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Contact Us

For all enquiries or bookings, please call us on (03) 9470 2972 or email:

We look forward to visiting your school!

Primary School Seminar Info

  • Primary school seminars may include a single year level, mixed year levels or even a whole school, depending on the number of students.
  • The ideal number of students per seminar is between 30 to 60, with a recommended maximum of 80 - we are happy to adapt to a bigger or smaller group.
  • Each session involves a variety of input including: multimedia, stories, music, video, and games.
  • All presenters have a WWCC and we have public liability insurance, OH&S policies and adhere to all the Child Safe Standards
  • The recommended duration of seminars are:
      * 45minutes (for grade prep.)
      * 60minutes (for grades 1 to 3)
      * 90minutes (for grades 4 to 6)

Secondary School Seminar Info

  • Secondary school seminars may include a single year level, mixed year levels or even a whole school, depending on the number of students.
  • The ideal number of students per seminar is between 60 to 80, with a recomended maximum of 120 - we are happy to adapt for a larger or smaller group.
  • All presenters have a WWCC and we have public liability insurance, OH&S policies and adhere to all the Child Safe Standards
  • Each Seminar usually runs for between 60 to 100 minutes (adapted to your timetable).
  • Options include: a single seminar; a half-day (two seminars), or a full day (e.g. three seminars).

Teacher Resources

Follow-up activities and teacher lesson plans are also provided free with seminars. Additional follow-up resources are available that cover a range of topics and values that you can use in your classroom. Please contact the school administrator or email us here to find out more.


Concern Australia

The Values for Life program is associated with Concern Australia - a not-profit organisation that supports young people. To donote to our work please click below.

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Phone: 03 9470 2972
Fax: 03 9478 7407
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