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Health and physical education / Year 7 and 8 / Personal, Social and Community Health / Being healthy, safe and active

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Curriculum content descriptions

Practise and apply strategies to seek help for themselves or others (ACPPS072)

  • examining scenarios to highlight how emotions, dispositions and decision-making can affect outcomes
  • collaborating with peers to suggest strategies they could use in emergencies
  • practising different communication techniques to persuade someone to seek help
  • exploring help-seeking scenarios young people encounter and sharing strategies for dealing with each situation
  • demonstrating basic first-aid principles and strategies
  • discussing emotional responses to interactions within relationships, and proposing strategies to seek help
General capabilities
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Social services,  Help-seeking behaviour

Teacher resource

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Teacher resource

Be on the Safe Side Year 7-8 HPE

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Teacher resource

Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum

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Interactive Resource

Sites2See: Surf safety

A webpage about surfing safety, dangerous waves and rips, and the history and science of surfing. A 'For Kids' section provides games and quizzes for young swimmers and surfers.

Interactive resource

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Look at processes needed to recognise opportunities and develop ideas. Explore a case study on the development of devices in Australia to treat people who have problems with breathing during sleep. See how the innovators investigated possible opportunities and combined existing ideas. Decide how a company can meet essential ...

Teacher resource

Be on the Safe Side Year 7-8 The Arts (Drama)

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Interactive resource

The Circle: field training

Explore how people get around in Antarctica using transport such as helicopters, quad bikes and rubber-tracked vehicles. Look at rescue procedures and safety hazards such as crevasses. Choose equipment to pack for a field trip. This learning object is one in a series of eight learning objects.