Life Matters

The Life Matters team present creative, thought-provoking and educational workshops to students across South Australia.Our school workshops create a safe and inclusive space for young people to discover their story. We invite students to think about the choices they make and the impact they can have on their friends, school, community and world.

Workshops and Shows

Blueprint to Becoming a Man

The world needs men whose actions are fuelled by a confidence in their identity, who understand emotions and have freedom to express their feelings. The world needs men who are gentle and strong, compassionate and brave, respectful and bold. The world needs men who are captured by the responsibility to help and serve others.
Age Group: Middle School - 11-14 Yrs.
 
Topics include: Gender stereotypes / Understanding emotions / Mental health / Relationships / Responsibilities / Role models

Balance the Big Years

Each student has a different mindset going into their final years of high school. For some the possibilities are endless; these possibilities fuel and form dreams of a life that is just waiting to be grasped. For others, possibilities are not so much endless but signify the end, with hopes of just getting the year over and done with. And still others, the thought of finishing high school might seem an impossible task.
We challenge students to think about what they want to get out of their final years of school, and inspire them to dream big, by offering relevant, practical advice.
Age Group: High School 15-18 Yrs.
Topics include: Study Habits / Personality Types / Procrastination / Stress / Motivation / Balancing Study and Social Life

Becoming Women

The world needs women who are empowered to fulfil their potential, and who can use their spark to make an impact. The world needs women who are confident and brave, vulnerable and strong, empathetic and bold. The world needs women who aren’t afraid to fail, who love and care for themselves and who foster healthy relationships, who lead and serve with passion and creativity.
Age Group: Middle School - 11-14 Yrs.
Topics include: Gender stereotypes / Leadership / Mental health / Relationships / Body image / Purpose

Christmas

Our presentations are a creative retelling of the foundational story of Christmas and is told in a sensitive and inclusive way. It is interactive and presented with a mixture of live story, games, activities and digital media. 

Hope Downloaded

Hope Downloaded come alongside Primary school communities by providing students with positive role models. The band is made up of young, local musicians who have a passion for music, but more importantly are passionate about building a sense of worth in young people. The band incorporates live music, storytelling, media and interactive activities to create a dynamic atmosphere that is both engaging and encouraging for students.

Transition to High School

The Transition from primary school to high school is one that fills students with excitement, anticipation, anxiety, and for some, even terror. The fears and worries students have about this change range from, increased workload, new teachers, making friends, meeting new people, and getting lost. All valid concerns, but this workshop aims to build resilience in the face of new challenges. The three major themes are: Change, Challenge, Choice.   
Age Group: Year 6.
Topics include: Understanding and coping with change / Resilience in challenges / Making positive choices / Growth Mindset

Easter

Our presentations are a creative retelling of the Easter story, Jesus’ life is documented, with a sensitive and inclusive retelling of his life, death and resurrection. It is interactive and presented with a mixture live story, games, activities and digital media.