Year 1-6 Health Education

Report
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)
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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:
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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.

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