Sexual Health Education 1 - New! St George & Sutherland Community College

Sexual Health Education 1 - New!

Do you feel ill-prepared or uncomfortable with the thought of teaching your kids about their bodies, puberty and relationships? Don’t worry you can re-educate yourself about the human body, puberty and consent that you ever so briefly learnt about in school from an awkward and embarrassed teacher. While kids these days have an arguably better curriculum, it is still rushed, teachers can still be embarrassed, and it is probably taught at a later age than is ideal.

Your kids develop at their own pace so they may have questions earlier than their peers. They often come to you with their questions first and they trust that what you say is true. This means you need the knowledge and practise to confidently answer their myriad of questions in an age-appropriate way, since you are one of the most present adults in their life. The last thing we want is to inadvertently pass on our own misconceptions or embarrassment about the topics. This short course is designed to help you feel more confident in giving your kids correct information in a relaxed way that fosters openness and positivity.

Course Outline:

  • Learn/refresh content
  • Workshop some scenarios
  • Look at resources to use at home
  • Practise common Q&A

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify external and internal reproductive anatomy.
  • Describe the function of reproductive anatomy
  • Identify and describe puberty changes
  • Compare various period products on the market
  • Formulate accurate, concise and age-appropriate answers to sexual health related questions
  • Recognise when consent is given/not given
  • Describe ways to teach consent to others
  • Explain ways to remove oneself from a non consenting situation
  • Describe ways to support someone who’s non-consent has not been respected.

What to bring:

  • Pen and paper or other note taking equipment
  • Any questions you have heard or anticipate hearing from your kids

About the Tutor:

'I am a high school Science teacher with most of my experience being in South-Western Sydney and the Sutherland Shire. I also have a Sexual Health Educator Certificate from Options for Sexual Health BC. I have taught sexual health education as prescribed by the NSW Science Syllabus and have heard first-hand some of the misconceptions and questions that students have. I have also developed resources to teach and consolidate concepts in this area.'

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.