Activities

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.

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.

Safety first

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

Issues with online communication

Year 7
Health Literacy
Staying Safe
Students discuss the positives and challenges of using technology to communicate. They also reflect on their own and other people’s online behaviour.

HPV vaccine

Year 7
Year 8
Health Literacy
Staying Safe

Videos and short activities to use with students before they receive their HPV vaccine at school.

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.

Ready vs not ready (for sexual activity)

Year 9
Respectful Relationships
Staying Safe

Students discuss, illustrate and compare their views and perspectives on being ready for sexual activity.

Respectful relationships online

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.

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 activity - what are the risks?

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.

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.

Sexting: To send or not to send

Year 10
Year 8
Year 9
Emotional Wellbeing
Respectful Relationships
Staying Safe

Students use a decision mapping process to explore situations where people might be asked to send a sext. Emotional, social, ethical and legal consequences of sending or not sending a sext are unpacked. Recent WA image-based abuse laws and where to go for help are also covered.

Assessment task: Safer sex quiz questions

Year 10
Year 9
Health Literacy
Staying Safe

Students research and develop quiz questions about safer sex (websites provided). Teacher combines student's quiz questions to create a class quiz assessment.

Blood-borne virus safety

Year 10
Year 9
Health Literacy
Staying Safe

Students complete a T/F pre-quiz on BBVs and research how BBVs can be transmitted and prevented (websites provided). Findings reported via a choice of radio advert/instagram post/whole class display. 

Keeping safe in sexual situations

Year 10
Year 9
Respectful Relationships
Staying Safe

Students explore legal, physical, social & emotional safety & respectful relationships using placemat strategy and a video as a stimulus.

Safer sex - condoms

Year 10
Year 9
Respectful Relationships
Staying Safe

Students brainstorm safer sex, look at stats of condom use, discuss values & list reasons people may/may not use condoms and the life skills required for condom negotiation & use.