Activities

Feelings about feelings

Pre-primary
Emotional Wellbeing
Students explore and appreciate how people can have different feelings and responses to different situations and that uncomfortable feelings can be changed.

I am strong

Pre-primary
Emotional Wellbeing
Students explore things they are good at and identify how this relates to their enjoyment of the activity. Students discuss their feelings relating to achievement and success.

Different bodies

Pre-primary
Growing Bodies
Students explore the physical features of people and identify similarities and differences between them.

Public vs private bodies

Pre-primary
Growing Bodies
Students develop their understanding of the differences between public and private body parts.

My body inside and out

Pre-primary
Growing Bodies
Staying Safe
Students can identify the correct names and location of their body parts, including private areas (genitalia). The concept of self-protection is introduced.

Tricks for making friends

Pre-primary
Respectful Relationships
Students develop an understanding that having friends makes us feel happy and that personal and social skills are required to build and maintain friendships.

Coping strategies

Year 1
Emotional Wellbeing
Students identify a range of coping strategies that are useful to deal with anger and other stressful emotions, and practise using these strategies in a range of scenarios.

Identifying personal strengths

Year 1
Emotional Wellbeing
Students explore things they are good at and identify these as their strengths, and explore how these can change over time.

My milestones

Year 1
Growing Bodies
Students identify individual key developmental milestones from birth to the present and plot on a timeline.

Families may change

Year 1
Health Literacy
Respectful Relationships
Students consider the ways that a family may change and identify ways to cope with changes.

Appreciating friendships

Year 1
Respectful Relationships
Students distinguish between friendly and unfriendly behaviour and identify their own ‘getting on with others’ strengths and limitations. Students practise using friendly behaviour with others by expressing giving and receiving compliments.

Our own firsts: Personal achievements

Year 2
Emotional Wellbeing
Students explore the feelings associated with being able to do something by themselves for the first time and reflect on how personal achievements can influence a person’s identity.

We are all different

Year 2
Emotional Wellbeing
Students explore the concepts of males and females by looking at the physical, emotional and social similarities and differences.

Managing family change

Year 2
Health Literacy
Respectful Relationships
Students discuss the changes that take place in families and identify independent activities that they can do to help and cope with these changes.

Good playing skills

Year 2
Respectful Relationships
Students discuss and practise strategies for making new friends and including others in activities and games through practising good playing skills. Feelings such as anxiety and nervousness, and strategies such as resilience and persistence, are discussed.

Reading emotions in others

Year 2
Respectful Relationships
Students identify external body cues and verbal cues that people demonstrate when they are feeling a range of emotions. They identify how to ‘look’ and ‘listen’ to read these emotions in others and practise reading emotions in others in role-play situations.

My life from birth to now

Year 3
Emotional Wellbeing
Students identify important personal milestones from birth to present and reflect on how personal achievements and challenges have impacted and influenced their lives.

Resilience

Year 3
Emotional Wellbeing
Students examine how success, challenge and failure strengthen their own personal identity.

Dealing with disagreements

Year 3
Respectful Relationships
Students learn to recognise problems in relationships and develop practical solutions to prevent or manage conflict.

How to help someone being bullied

Year 3
Respectful Relationships
Students develop an understanding of what to do in situations where others are being bullied, that shows empathy and respects the rights of others.

Understanding discrimination

Year 3
Respectful Relationships
Students develop strategies to address discrimination using game-play and scenarios to explore exclusion, prejudice, and discrimination of gender and healthy relationships.

Managing emotions

Year 4
Emotional Wellbeing
Students explore the implications of intense emotions on self and others and develop personal strategies to cope with the intense emotions that can result from adverse situations and the demands of others.

Responding to challenging situations

Year 4
Emotional Wellbeing
Students identify and apply resilience skills required to respond positively to challenges and failure such as ways to calm the body; using self-talk and optimistic thinking and help-seeking behaviours.

Self-protecting against bullying

Year 4
Emotional Wellbeing
Students develop a repertoire of strategies to use to protect themselves from bullying. They also examine ways to help someone else that may be being bullied.

Strategies to manage change

Year 4
Emotional Wellbeing
Students explore the physical, social and emotional changes that occur throughout a person’s life.

Messages about body image

Year 4
Growing Bodies
Health Literacy
Students explore different messages they get from a range of sources about ideal bodies and the impact these messages have on their own body image.

Building good relationships

Year 4
Respectful Relationships
Students identify and explore the relationship between good and bad social skills. They practise cooperating and collaborating with peers using specific social skills relating to respect, empathy and valuing differences.

Online vs face-to-face communication

Year 4
Respectful Relationships
Staying Safe
Students discuss the similarities and differences between online and face-to-face communication, and research and explore protective strategies to ensure they communicate safely using technology.

Reproductive systems

Year 5
Growing Bodies
Students develop an understanding of the parts and functions of the male and female reproductive systems.

Changes in relationships

Year 5
Respectful Relationships
Students discuss the changes that take place in relationships over time and identify feelings and strategies to help and cope with these changes.

Understanding influences on behaviour

Year 5
Respectful Relationships
Students explore how family, peers and the media influence how individuals interact in given situation.

Safety first

Year 5
Staying Safe
Students investigate strategies that promote safe practices online.

Managing change and transition

Year 6
Emotional Wellbeing
Students develop an understanding that the changes that occur during puberty affect young people physically, socially and emotionally and that the changes can affect boys and girls differently.

Puberty kits

Year 6
Growing Bodies
Health Literacy
Students investigate body care products required when reaching puberty. They develop an understanding of why they are used, how they should be used and how advertising can influence our purchases.

Analysing health related websites and apps

Year 6
Health Literacy
Students investigate ways to access community resources to seek help about health, safety and wellbeing. They then determine criteria for the credibility of a website and evaluate a range of websites and apps.

Peer influence

Year 6
Respectful Relationships
Students investigate the possible influence that peers have on making decisions.

Pregnancy and birth

Year 8
Emotional Wellbeing
Growing Bodies
Through research, students develop an understanding of the stages of pregnancy and how to keep an unborn child healthy. Students create a poster or movie to promote healthy behaviours to keep the unborn child safe.

Dealing with challenging times

Year 8
Emotional Wellbeing
Health Literacy
Students investigate a range of health information from a variety of sources and decide on which would be most appropriate in dealing with challenging situations.

What's OK and what's not OK

Year 8
Respectful Relationships
Students develop their understanding of socially acceptable behaviours and being respectful to others and having respect for themselves by thinking through what's OK and what's not OK in a relationship.

Choices and consequences

Year 8
Staying Safe
Students watch Kaiyai Girl, an interactive DVD about an Aboriginal Girl, Missy, who is faced with many choices and consequences regarding alcohol and other drugs and sexual health.

Gender expectations

Year 9
Diversity
Students examine how diversity and gender is often represented in the media and the impact this has on personal identities.

Body image

Year 9
Emotional Wellbeing
Students analyse how beauty is represented in the media through magazines and the impact this and the perceptions of others have on personal identities.

Ready vs not ready

Year 9
Respectful Relationships
Staying Safe
Students discuss, illustrate and compare their views and perspectives on being ready for sexual activity.

Cyberbullying

Year 9
Staying Safe
Students develop an understanding of cyberbullying and the implications of sharing information online.

Sexting

Year 9
Staying Safe
Students explore the influence technology has on their ability to make healthy and safe choices in relation to sexuality and risk taking.

Sexual consent and the law

Year 9
Staying Safe
Students analyse sexual consent and the law through practical scenarios and further develop an understanding of sexual diversity.

Health campaigns - what works

Year 10
Health Literacy
Students explore the purpose of health campaigns and identify the components of a successful campaign. In groups, they develop their own campaign with a sexual health theme.

Influence of the media

Year 10
Health Literacy
Students explore the impact of sexualised imagery on young people’s sexual identities and sexual behaviours through the use of music clips and newspaper articles.

Positive vs negative relationships

Year 10
Respectful Relationships
Students develop an understanding of healthy relationships using fun interactive games, and identify the characteristics of positive and negative relationships.

Power to manage relationships

Year 10
Respectful Relationships
Staying Safe
Students explore effective strategies such as refusal skills, communicating choices, expressing opinions and initiating contingency plans when dealing with challenging relationships.

Sexual risk taking

Year 10
Staying Safe
Students evaluate and consider options to manage their health, safety and well-being in regards to sexual risk-taking.

Who or what will you pick up at the party?

Year 10
Staying Safe
Students consider the benefits, risks and potential consequences of sexual relationships, and investigate the risks, symptoms and methods of transmission of STIs and BBVs.