Waiau Area School Health Curriculum Community Consultation The education act states that: “at least once in every two years, and after consultation with the school community, (we must) adopt a statement on the delivery of the health curriculum” Year 1-6 Health Education Even Year Kia Kaha Hygiene Firewise First Aid Odd Year Keeping ourselves safe Bike Wise Friendships Healthy Eating Year 7 and 8 Health Education Hauora: What is Hauora? The four dimensions (Physical / Mental / Social / Spiritual) How each dimension is interdependent Keeping Ourselves Safe: (Odd Years) Module 1 – Keeping one step ahead Module 2 – I’m responsible for others too Module 3 – Finding out about abuse Module 4 – Families working together Module 5 – Reporting abuse Module 6 – What happens now Dare to make a choice (Even Years) Intended outcomes: This programme prepares young people to make responsible choices and decisions about the use of drugs and gives them the skills to implement these. It deals with issues such as building self-esteem, making safe and sensible decisions, understanding the consequence of drug misuse, resisting pressures to use drugs, solving problems and the influence of the media. The programme is interactive and uses a psycho-social approach. Puberty: Growing up mentally, emotionally, socially and physically Male and female anatomy Periods Personal hygiene Independence Feelings Relationships How a baby is formed and how it grows Keeping a Balance: (follow on from Life Education visit) Every alternate year students will have the opportunity to attend a workshop provided by the Life Education Trust. Basic Needs Body systems Stress Drugs Friendships and relationships Bike Safety – Bike Wise Programme (Odd Years) Intended outcomes: Students will develop knowledge and understanding of practical ways of caring for themselves and others when cycling Develop the ability to identify road hazards such as dangerous intersections. Students will practice avoiding obstacles and managing hazards that may face them when cycling Develop attitudes and values to encourage them to take responsibility for their own physical well-being and that of other people. Fire Safety – Fire Wise Programme (Even Years) Intended outcomes: Students will develop knowledge and understanding of practical ways of caring for themselves and others during a fire or if someone is burnt. Develop the ability to identify environmental hazards such as risks relating to fire. Students will practice strategies to avoid or minimize harm from environmental hazards and learn emergency procedures for managing risk situations. Develop attitudes and values to encourage them to take responsibility for their own physical well-being and that of other people. Year 9 and 10 Health Education Mental Health In this key area of learning, students will have opportunities to explore the ways in which the physical, mental and emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of hauora contribute to mental health. Students will have the opportunity to develop: knowledge, understandings and skill to strengthen personal identity and enhance a sense of self-worth. Students will develop personal and interpersonal skills to enhance relationships and support themselves and others during times of stress, disappointment and loss. Alcohol and Tobacco This unit builds on from the previous mental health unit. It will give students the opportunity to develop knowledge, understandings and skills to make informed health – enhancing decisions in relation to drug use and misuse. Students will explore the effects of drugs on all dimensions of hauora, become aware of choices and consequences, learn how to use communication and problem solving skills effectively and develop strategies for protecting themselves and other people. Sexuality Education This Unit is complemented by the THETA Sexwise Production Sexuality includes many different aspects of everyday life: relationships, physical and emotional differences between males and females, human reproduction, sexual orientation and many more. In this area of learning there will be a strong focus on healthy relationships. Students will identify differing types of relationships, personal qualities they look for in relationships and how to deal with any possible pressure or conflict in an unhealthy relationship. Students will build on their prior anatomical knowledge and review the male and female reproductive systems. The classroom climate is very important when teaching sexuality education – refer to classroom guidelines and ground rules. This unit will be complemented by a visit by “Attitude” youth education officer/Family Planning Services Food and Nutrition The food choices made by individuals and families affect all aspects of their health. Food and nutrition education enables students to make informed decisions about food and the choices that will contribute to their own well-being and that of other people. In this key area of learning, students will have opportunities to examine the influence of food and nutrition in relation to the physical, social, mental and emotional, and spiritual dimensions of hauora. During this unit students will develop knowledge and understanding of the nutrition people across all age groups require for growth and development; Gain an understanding of how nutrition, exercise, and well-being are related; and the skills needed to prepare food successfully and safely. Body Care and Physical Safety This unit is complemented by the Red Cross Save a Mate (SAM) programme (odd years) and Self-Defence (even years) Learning about body care and physical safety provides students with opportunities to make informed decisions about body care, to recognise hazards in the environment, and to adopt safe practices in relation to these. During this unit students will develop knowledge, understandings, and skills for personal body care for example, in relation to hygiene, the management of medication, sleep and rest, relaxation, posture, lifting and carrying, warming up, stretching, regular physical activity, and the care of eyes, ears, teeth, and skin. Students will develop knowledge and skills for the prevention of illness, injury, infection, disease, and common lifestyle disorders. Year 11 to 13 Health Education Mental Health and Sexuality Intended Outcomes ATTITUDE provides health education programmes to high school students. Dedicated to creatively teaching life skills that will assist teenagers to make life-enhancing choices Inspirational programmes encompass all aspects of total well-being: e.g. youth suicide, teen pregnancy, STI’s Attitude Presentations “The Pits” – Grief and loss “Connected” – Technology safety “Sex with Attitude” – Emotional, mental, relational differences between males and females. Local Services To complement this programme, the Tuatapere Medical Centre, the District Health Nurse and Family Planning Services provide advice and guidance on facilities in the local area e.g. contraception, STI clinics, mental and emotional support etc.