null Who can provide additional sexuality education and information sessions for students and come to the school as a guest speaker?

Who can provide additional sexuality education and information sessions for students and come to the school as a guest speaker?

Guest speakers can add interest and relevance to school-based relationships and sexuality education programs. However, this strategy should not be used in isolation but should complement other learning opportunities. Refer to the WA Health Promoting Schools Association Guidelines for Engaging Guest Speakers for more information.

There are two possible avenues for teachers to access external support and guest speakers for sexuality education in schools:

  1. The School Community Health Nurse. Many school health nurses are involved in supporting teachers in the delivery of sexual health education for primary and secondary school students. There is variation in the sexual health-related skills, expertise and work programs between school nurses but it is worth checking out if they can be involved.

  2. External agencies provide guest speakers on aspects of relationships and sexuality education in WA schools. For example, Sexual Health Quarters provides support for school sexuality education. Fees may be charged for providing these services.