In Australia, sexual health education is part of the curriculum from Foundation (Prep) to Year 10
Sex Education Australia delivers programs across the primary school years, from Foundation (Prep) to Year 6.
At the primary level, sexual health education has been shown to:
help increase children’s personal safety
help increase confidence and self-esteem
support children to make healthy decisions as they grow older
We value diversity and respect for all, and understand that different families and communities hold different expectations. However, we also know that regardless of a child’s background, all need to learn about themselves and others, bodies and safety, and respect and consent. When they don’t have access to information, or a trusted adult to talk to, they can be left vulnerable to influences outside the family. You can see our positioning statements and our FAQs for more about our approach.
Sex Education Australia’s programs present students with accurate and age-appropriate information about body safety, anatomy, reproduction and puberty. We also discuss consent in simple terms across all the primary year levels as this is now mandated around Australia.
It’s important that parents and carers are active partners in this education, which supports their children. We strongly recommend that schools book a Parent Information Evening ahead of a classroom program, especially if SEA is visiting the school for the first time.
The online Parent Information Evenings help support parents the be the ‘go to’ person for their child, because all children need a trusted adult at home to talk to. These evenings are connected tot the in-classroom programs and are held via Zoom.
what will and won’t be covered in our classroom programs (and the language our educators use to talk about certain topics)
how we are inclusive
why it’s important to talk to your child at home
tips on how to talk, what to say and when (and how much)
how to kick-start or continue conversations at home
how to answer difficult or uncomfortable questions
what to do when you get caught unprepared by a tricky question
where to go for further information and support
We follow up all Parent Information Evenings with resources sent to the school to be passed onto parents and caregivers.
Our 'Parent and Child Nights'
We also offer schools Parent and Child Nights for parents/caregivers and students. These are delivered live online via Zoom, but can be run face-to-face after hours at school. In these sessions, families are stepped through the topics, and parents love them because the conversations are private and can be shaped to their own comfort level and family setting.
These are one-off sessions and run an hour. Topics covered are determined by the ages of the children present.
They can involve age-appropriate discussions about:
proper names for private parts
simple facts of reproduction and/or puberty
To enquire about our parent or family sessions, email us at bookings (at) seaprograms (dot) com (dot) au
'I loved how Rebecca was so kind and took us through every step and concept slowly. It wasn't tense or worrying because of the way that she calmly explained each and every concept. I personally don't think that there is anything that needs to be improved. It was a smooth and calm process and it wasn't as worrying as I thought it would be.'