SEA works with schools to deliver comprehensive sex education programs in the classroom.
The Victorian Department of Education policy guidelines state that sex education is compulsory for school students from Prep to Year 10. SEA's programs are devised in accordance with the Victorian Education Learning Standards (VELS).
Upper primary sessions cover:
- conception, pregnancy and birth
- names and functions of reproductive body parts
Most schools book sessions for their Year 5/6 students and to cover all appropriate material for this age, a series of classes is recommended.
SEA can also provide younger students with education appropriate to their age and cover topics such as:
- human development across the lifespan
- concept of individual differences
- personal safety. [Source:vels.vcaa.vic.edu.au]
Secondary sessions are tailored to your needs. We work with small groups, keeping the sessions activity- and discussion -based, or we can deliver presentations to larger groups.
Topics can include:
- Puberty review
- Healthy relationships
- Sexual decision making and negotiation
- Same-sex attraction
- Safer sex, STIs and contraception
- Sex and technology
- Sex and the law
- Consent and coercion
Working with parents
Studies show most parents support the provision of sex education in schools but they like to be informed about what the program will cover. We can provide schools with a letter to parents which outlines the content of our program.
Walsh, J 2011, Talk soon. Talk often: a guide for parents talking to their kids about sex, Western Australia. Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program, Perth p 44.
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