Operation Empathy - community & teamwork

Values for Life Incursions


"Very well received by the students. Very powerful and relevant messages for ours students to take on and run with. Especially loved the follow-up material which helps us continue within the classroom."
Teacher, St Marys Primary School

"Enabled students to not only have a great understanding of empathy but also some very practical ways of how students can care about others. Students loved it and were fully engaged the whole time. Thanks so much!"
Teacher, Enfield Primary School

Through a variety of interactive activities, games, discussion, stories, multi-media, and video the workshop helps students to enact empathy by thinking about putting themselves in someone else’s situation and taking positive actions that create a stronger community.

Key concepts covered in the session:
  • What empathy is and how it helps us to interact with others
  • Exploring what makes a healthy community
  • The importance of teamwork, communication and respect for others
  • How student attitudes and actions contribute to creating a culture of belonging and acceptance of others at school
  • The importance of the impact of our words and actions on others
  • The importance of building trust and how we can achieve this
  • Basic conflict-resolution skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • The importance of valuing others and how to make a positive difference in helping others

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

The aim is to provide learning outcomes that engender pro-social values, empathy and resilience through a lively combination of information and interaction. Teams of qualified and experienced educators, using evidence-based research, impact over 30,000 students in over 170 schools each year.

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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We also offer the following topics for primary and secondary students:
Primary School Topics:
  • GREAT MATES - friendship skills
  • BOUNCING BACK - resilience
  • 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:
  • RESILIENCE - learning to bounce back
  • 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
Presented by Values for Life interactive incursions

More Reviews

"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 P to 12 College

"I had lots of fun - I really liked the stories and games. Really learnt a lot as well, helped me think about how I treat others."
Year 5 Student, Mt Waverley Primary School

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

Prep-2 to 3-6

Curriculum area

English, Civics And Citizenship, Health And Physical Education


Empathy, Resilience, Primary, Strategies, Problem-solving, Attitude, Community, Games, Stories, Drama, Interactive Activities, Problem Solving, Mates


Lecture, Workshop


A single session is between 45 and 90 minutes (flexible to suit your timetable). Choose 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). Press the green button for a quick quote.

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


We travel throughout Australia

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