Life Matters - Frequently Asked Questions

What topics are available?

Life Matters offer many shows that tackle various topics. These shows include:

  • Balance the Big Years: This show targets year 10-12 students who are going through their final years of high school and aims to equip and inspire them with the mindset and knowledge to help them through these stressful years. 

  • Becoming Women: The world needs women who are empowered to fulfil their potential, and who can use their spark to make an impact. This show inspires young women to grow into strong leaders who serve with passion and creativity. This show tackles topics such as gender stereotypes, mental health, and body image.

  • 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. This show tackles topics such as gender stereotypes, understanding emotions and identity.

  • Transition to High School: The Transition from primary school to high school is one that fills students with excitement, anticipation, anxiety, and even terror. This show addresses troubles surrounding, increased workload, new teachers, and new friends. The three major themes are: Change, Challenge, Choice. 

  • Christmas & Easter: These shows are a creative retelling of the foundation story of Christmas/Easter and is told and delivered in a sensitive and inclusive way. These shows are interactive and are presented with a mixture of live story, games, activities and media. 

  • Hope Downloaded: Hope Downloaded is a band that comes 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. 

What are the target demographics for the shows?

The target demographics for the shows are as follows:
  • Balance the Big Years: High School Year 10-12 Students (Age 15-18)
  • Becoming Women: Middle School Year 7-10 Girls (Age 12-16)
  • Blueprint to Becoming a Man: Middle School Year 7-10 Boys (Age 12-16)
  • Transitions to High School: Year 6 Students (Age 11-12)
  • Christmas and Easter Seminars: Primary School Reception-Year 6 Students (Age 5-13)
  • Hope Downloaded: Primary School Reception-Year 6 Students (Age 5-13)
  • How many people can attend a session?

    Seasonal shows (Easter & Christmas) are limited to 250 attendees per show. For shows with more than 250 attendees we recommend booking additional sessions and splitting up the attendees as our shows include interactive stories and activities which are more immersive in smaller groups. 

    All other shows vary on the attendee limit depending on the show. Some shows are more effective in a classroom setting with fewer attendees as they are designed for a class sized audience. Other shows can be delivered to a specific year level or a wider audience. 

    Please note that the room or setting must be able to safely facilitate all attendees as per the directives set by governing authorities. If you are unsure about your situation feel free to contact us.

    What is the level of Christian content?

    Seasonal presentations such as Easter and Christmas include the retelling of the biblical story of Jesus' birth, death, and resurrection.

    Other sessions do not have any explicit Christian content however the content reflects Christian values. If you would like explicit Christian content included in the session we can accommodate for that, please contact us for further discussion.

    What are the available dates?

    Our show schedule follows the school term dates. considerations is given to requests on dates outside the school term, please contact us for negotiations.

    What is the duration of the shows?

    The shows have differing durations, but can be adjusted to suit your circumstances.
    • Balance the Big Years: 90 mins
    • Becoming Women: 90 mins
    • Blueprint to Becoming a Man: 90 mins
    • Transitions to Highschool: 90 mins
    • Christmas and Easter Seminars: 45 mins
    • Hope Downloaded: 45 mins

    How much time is needed for setup and pack down?

    All Life Matters shows takes 60 minutes to setup. We will need access to the building or room where the show takes place x minutes before the start time. Similarly, it takes approximately 60 mins to pack down.

    A Hope Downloaded show takes 1h 30mins to set up which includes unpacking our trailer of equipment and setting up the speakers, instruments, and projector. This also includes a sound check and rehearsal. Pack down takes approximately 1 hour.

    What type of room is required?

    We are flexible with the room we can present in as long as it has access to power and can safely accomodate all attendees. For smaller groups we recommend a classroom setting, for larger groups we recommend a gym, hall, or PAC. 

    What equipment is required?

    None! We bring our own equipment including speakers and microphones. Depending on the show we will also bring props and equipment for games and activities.

    For Hope Downloaded shows, the band bring their own instruments and epuipment including speakers, a sub woofer, and a projector + screen. If your school or venue already have projector we may opt to use it instead depending on the circumstances.

    How much do the shows cost?

    The the price for individual shows is as follows:
    • Balance the Big Years: From $400

    • Becoming Women + Resource Pack: From $700
    • Becoming Women - Express: From $400

    • Blueprint to Becoming a Man + Resource Pack: From $700
    • Blueprint to Becoming a Man - Express: From $400
    • Transitions to High School: From $400

    • Christmas and Easter Seminars: From $400 
    • Hope Downloaded: From $600

    What discounts are are available?

    There are discounts available if multiple shows are being booked or if a church is paying. These costs are listed below:

    Life Matters Presentations:
    School Paying 1x session - $400
    School Paying 2x sessions - $600
    School Paying 3x sessions - $700

    Church Paying 1x session - $350
    Church Paying 2x session - $525
    Church Paying 3x session - $615

    Life Matters Presentations + Resource Packs:
    Resource pack with content for 3 team sessions, including media and lesson plans + 1 Workshop - $700
    Resource pack with content for 3 team sessions, including media and lesson plans + 2x Workshops - $1050
    Resource pack with content for 3 team sessions, including media and lesson plans + 3x Workshops - $1250

    Hope Downloaded shows:
    School Paying 1x show - $600
    School Paying 2x shows - $850
    School Paying 3x shows - $990

    Church Paying 1x show - $525
    Church Paying 2x shows - $790
    Church Paying 3x shows - $900

    What are the additional costs for travel?

    There are not travel costs for schools and venues located in the Adelaide metropolitan area.
    Additional travel costs for Life Matters and Hope Downloaded are as follows:

    Life Matters: 
    • Total distance traveled 0-100km - No Cost
    • Total distance traveled 100km - 200km - $75
    • Total distance traveled 200km - 300km - $100
    • Total distance traveled >300km - Contact us for a special arrangement

    Hope Downloaded:
    • Total distance traveled 0-100km - No Cost
    • Total distance traveled 100km - 200km - $100
    • Total distance traveled 200km - 300km - $200
    • Total distance traveled >300km - Contact us for a special arrangement

    For shows with workbooks, does SMG or the school print and prepare them?

    We will provide any workbooks required in advance to the main contact as a PDF file with instructions on how it should be printed.

    Do the presenters have a valid WWCC/RRHAN-EC?

    All our Life Matters presenters and Hope Downloaded band members hold current Working With Children Checks and RRHAN-EC certificates.