Teachers may feel apprehensive when it comes to teaching reproductive and sexual health, and this can be due to a variety of factors. Feeling they lack knowledge and resources on the subject; feeling insufficiently prepared to answer students’ questions; and feeling uncertain about how to approach sensitive issues and manage diversity in the classroom, can all be cause for hesitation.
Family Planning NSW delivers best practice education and training in reproductive and sexual health. Family Planning NSW is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) authorised by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to provide nationally accredited courses under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Here, you will find a range of courses that have been specifically designed for teachers; providing up-to-date information and practical teaching strategies to engage students and support them in learning about reproductive and sexual health.
Beyond the Birds and Bees
This workshop is specifically designed for primary school teachers. Teachers will examine the values and attitudes that underpin their work; experience practical teaching strategies to engage students; and they will critically reflect on their current programs in order to improve their practice.
Beyond the Nuts and Bolts
A program designed for high school PDHPE, teaching staff, health and youth workers to provide up to date information on STIs and contraception.
Same Difference delivers sexual diversity and anti-homophobia education sessions for secondary school students, youth organisations, teachers and other youth professionals.
These sessions utilise interactive education techniques, with activities relating to discrimination; homophobia; and developing a safe and supportive environment for same-sex attracted young people. An important component is the inclusion of a young same-sex attracted speaker who tells their story and answers questions from the audience, allowing participants to reflect on others’ lived experience of same-sex attraction.
Sexual Health Education for Life: the PDHPE Curriculum for students with disability
This workshop provides basic information and strategies for talking with students about relationships, sexuality and safety. It also supports the teaching of the PDHPE Life Skills/Disabilities Outcomes that relate to sexuality.
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