Activities

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Puberty part 1

Year 7
Year 8
Growing Bodies
Health Literacy

Students brainstorm feelings associated with puberty, explore the myths & facts of puberty using the Laugh and learn video as a stimulus and create an illustration of a myth and associated fact.

Puberty part 2

Year 7
Year 8
Growing Bodies
Health Literacy

Students explores the physical, social & emotional changes associated with puberty using the Laugh and learn video as a stimulus and then create a mindmap of positive coping strategies.

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.

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.

Health campaigns - sexual health

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.

Sex and the media - body image

Year 10
Year 9
Diversity
Health Literacy

Coming soon!

Sex and the media - stereotypes

Year 10
Year 9
Emotional Wellbeing
Health Literacy
Respectful Relationships

Coming soon! Students extend and apply their knowledge, understanding and attitudes about gender stereotyping in the media by critiquing media advertising and global organisations that are working towards eliminating outdated gender stereotypes. 

Porn: The who, what, where, when, why and why not

Year 10
Year 9
Health Literacy
Respectful Relationships

Coming soon! Students use the placemat strategy to develop an understanding of what porn is, its possible harms, and information about why and where people may access porn. Strategies for dealing with unwanted exposure to porn are also discussed.

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.