Health and physical education / Foundation / Personal, Social and Community Health / Contributing to healthy and active communities

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Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS006)

Elaborations
  • identifying household substances that can be dangerous and suggesting examples of how they can be stored safely in the home
  • grouping foods into categories such as food groups and ‘always’ and ‘sometimes’ foods
  • recognising and following safety symbols and procedures at home and in water and road environments
  • understanding the importance of personal hygiene practices, including hand washing, face washing, nose blowing and toilet routines
  • recognising that being kind, fair and respectful to others can support class health and wellbeing
  • looking at different ways the community keeps them safe, for example devices like lights, procedures like safe swimming or safe food handling and safety volunteers
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Safety,  Wellbeing,  Health promotion

Teacher resource

Lunch Box Blitz: build a healthy lunch box - lower primary

This website provides resources for teachers, parents and students promoting student health and well-being including lesson plans, student resources including posters, recipes and activities. The resources can be downloaded and easily reproduced for classroom use. The website also provides parent information licensed for ...

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TrackSAFE Education Primary School Resources: Foundation, Year 1, Year 2 Health & Physical Education

This unit of work introduces students to the importance of safe behaviours in and around tracks and stations based on a real or virtual visit to a station, local level crossing and tracks. The central focus is familiarisation with main elements of the train network and responsible actions around crossings, platforms and ...

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National Safe Schools Framework: a focus on student wellbeing and student ownership

This is a web resource to promote student involvement in creating a safe school environment. It describes four characteristics of students' contributions to a safe school and includes key practices and effective actions to enhance student wellbeing, ownership and decision-making. The resource provides a video about approaches ...

Teacher resource

National Safe Schools Framework: professional learning

This is a web resource supporting professional learning of teachers for building a safe school environment. It describes three characteristics of professional learning for enhancing student safety and wellbeing and includes key practices and effective actions that contribute to a safe school. The resource provides a video ...

Collection

Student Wellbeing Hub: primary student resources

The primary students' section of the hub contains resources designed for use with students from Foundation to Year 6. Information and activities are provided to help students learn about building respectful relationships with others, online safety, keeping healthy and making informed choices, about alcohol and other drugs. ...

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Everyone Everyday Program

This resource is a disability awareness program that focuses on the concept of inclusion. The aim of the program is to equip students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to take action to enhance the inclusion of people with disability, especially children, in everyday life. It includes an overview, teacher background ...

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Library Pack: Be Active

This is a teacher guide that uses three picture storybooks to look at healthy lifestyles and exercise. It includes: an introduction and three specific reading activities that involve reading a picture story book and completing follow up learning activities or experiments. The titles of the books and age groups they are ...

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Student Wellbeing Hub

This website, based on the National Safe Schools Framework, offers resources to ensure Australian schools provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all students, free from harassment, aggression, violence and bullying. The site addresses the emerging challenges of cybersafety and cyberbullying and focuses on ...

Teacher resource

Resilent and inclusive classrooms: professional learning module

This professional learning module focuses on the teaching practices that promote classroom inclusiveness. It offers evidence-based best teaching practices to assist teachers to create a positive classroom climate and provides a range of tools, techniques and links that support the development of student resilience. Strategies ...

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Alcohol and other drugs: professional learning module

This professional learning module focuses on building teachers’ understanding of alcohol and other drugs and of current, evidence-informed approaches to drug and alcohol education in schools. It offers links to quality resources for teaching students the skills to build resilience and to make informed choices when they ...

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National Safe Schools Framework: engagement, skill development and safe school curriculum

This is a web resource about features of learning and teaching in a safe school environment, describing five characteristics of student engagement, a safe school curriculum and cooperative and relational skills. These descriptions include key practices and effective actions to enhance student engagement, establish cooperative ...

Teacher resource

Online safety: professional learning module

This professional learning module focuses on developing teachers’ understanding of online safety and how they can assist their students to build skills to safely use the internet, social media and other forms of digital technology. The module is presented in three interrelated topics: eSafety and health; Digital citizenship; ...

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Classroom posters (freight train, passenger train and tram)

This activity focuses on developing rail safety messages with students. They design their own rail safety tips using positive action words. Students can build on their existing knowledge of standard phrases commonly used, e.g. ‘stay behind the yellow line’, and ‘STOP LOOK LISTEN THINK’. The includes three different posters ...

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National Safe Schools Framework: partnerships with families and community

This is a web resource about forming partnerships with families, community organisations and the justice system to facilitate a consistent approach to safety and wellbeing in schools. It describes four characteristics of these partnerships and includes key practices and effective actions for working with families, local ...

Teacher resource

National Safe Schools Framework: a supportive and connected school culture

This is a web resource promoting development of a supportive and connected school culture, an important aspect of safe schools. It describes nine characteristics of a supportive and connected school culture and includes key practices and effective actions that contribute to a safe school. The resource includes an introductory ...

Teacher resource

National Safe Schools Framework: policies and procedures

This is a web resource supporting the development and implementation of clear policies and procedures, drafted, refined and reviewed in collaboration with teachers, parents, carers and students, for creating a safe school environment. The resource describes nine key characteristics of these policies and procedures and also ...

Teacher resource

National Safe Schools Framework: early intervention and targeted support

This is a web resource about identification of 'at risk' students, early intervention and targeted support to help create a safe school environment. It describes three key characteristics of this approach and includes key practices and effective actions to identify 'at risk' students and provide early intervention and support. ...

Teacher resource

National Safe Schools Framework: leadership commitment to a safe school

This is a web resource supporting effective leadership for building a safe school environment. It describes ten key characteristics of leadership commitment to a safe school and includes a school audit tool for assessing the extent to which schools have created and maintained a safe and supportive learning environment. ...

Teacher resource

Development and health - teacher resource

This teaching sequence provides activities for students that link to a range of online resources, particularly the BBC website Development and health. It assists teachers to use particular websites and online tools that underpin learning and lines of inquiry. Students develop an understanding of the different dimensions ...

Video

Young people and mental health: staying well

The clip shows young people talking about different strategies for staying well, which include avoiding things that can trigger episodes of illness, such as stress. They say that a combination of approaches tends to be most effective for them, and that it is possible to stay well and to lead a fulfilling life with a mental ...