A free online professional development course for health and community professionals working with families in WA, funded by the WA and Australian governments.
Talking with parents about children’s weight
Generation SunSmart On-line Learning Modules
Learn about: skin cancer, being SunSmart, the UV Alert, UV levels and how to incorporate sun protection strategies into your day to day activities. Plus receive a Certificate of Acknowledgment upon completion.
Mooditj: A sexual health and positive life skills program for Aboriginal young people aged 11-14 years
A relationships and sexual health program designed for groups in Year 6, 7 or 8, where a significant number of participants are Aboriginal.
Growing Developing Healthy Relationships
Growing Developing Healthy Relationships (GDHR) provides on-line curriculum support for teachers in relationships and sexual health education. The website provides Kindergarten – year 10 learning activities, background notes, recommended resources and news of current professional learning opportunities and workshop events.
Anaphylaxis resources for schools
Schools need to be allergy aware and work with parents, guardians and children in the management of anaphylaxis. These resources provide guidelines and information for managing anaphylaxis in a school environment.
Skin First Aid, Screening and Education
Melanoma skin cancer is the most common cancer in Aussies aged 15-29 years. Early detection and education for people of all ages is vital in the fight against skin cancer. Specialists in early detection and education programs, Spotscreen offers a range of community-based skin cancer screening and training programs that help save lives. Perfect for teachers, school staff, parents and students, Spotscreen’s engaging onsite programs can help protect the health & safety of your school and community.
RELATE – Expressions of interest for Professional Development
RELATE fills the gaps that currently exist in respectful relationships and sexuality education. Contact SHQ for professional development opportunities.
Fitness & Skill Testing with full electronic reporting
Baseline testing and reporting with National comparisons including full individual electronic reports for students and families.
Currently the largest database in the world with over 40,000 students, with high reliability and validity.
From the testing Sports Challenge in partnership with schools will develop Daily PE sessions, PE and sport programs for
students aged 5 years to 17 years.
Professional Development and training is available for staff and community stakeholders.
Programs for ‘at risk’ students & extension leadership with a focus on creativity education
‘World first’ mentoring experiential intervention/prevention and extension programs are available for schools and communities for identified ‘at risk’ students and for high performing potential leaders. Creativity and Innovation audits and programs available for extension students. Professional Development and training available for staff and organisations with a focus upon Innovation.
Supporting Nutrition for Australian Childcare (SNAC)
A nutrition and healthy eating support site for early childhood education and care services. This is a place for you to connect with other childcare professionals to share your experiences, ideas and thoughts and to build a network of support around healthy eating. There are many reliable, accurate resources to help you provide a healthy eating environment at your service – fact sheets, recipes, videos, quizzes. Researchers at ECU, Perth, Western Australia have developed the exciting new research project, Supporting Nutrition for Australian Childcare.
SNACPlus is a resource to help early childhood educators introduce food and nutrition education to the children they teach.
Edith Cowan University has developed materials for use in childcare centres, and this program has been developed to meet many of the requirements of the ‘Early Years Learning Framework’ and ‘National Quality Standards’ that aim to improve education and care across long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten, and outside school hours care.
Cloud – Young Carer School Engagement Program
Carers WA ‘CLOUD’ Program aims to actively engage with students, educators and parents, increasing awareness and supports for young carers within the education system. The ‘CLOUD’ Program offers a unique service within schools to raise awareness and support young carer students, parents and educators. Carers WA can deliver whole school presentations and classroom workshops, as well as support groups for students, educators and parents of young carers. The program is flexible and can be tailored around each school’s individual needs.
Tools for Teachers
Evidence-based Brain Breaks in the Classroom.
This two, four or six hour workshop will empower you with basic principles, tools, and practice teaching experiences to integrate short 3-15 minute chair yoga breaks with children or teens. You will learn chair yoga tools to promote health, learning, and achievement.
Through interactive practice teaching and feedback activities, you will gain confidence in identifying challenging times during your child’s or teen’s day and successfully utilising yoga tools to shift them into a more positive state of mind. You will graduate from this workshop with the understanding and confidence to share chair yoga tools with the children or teens in your life.
Wellbeing for Schools – Yoga and Mindfulness.
Unique wellbeing programs customised to your school needs and budget. Yoga classes and mindfulness activities are facilitated by a YOGA Ed. certified teacher and can be held during school hours, as part of a before/after school program or as part of an enrichment program.
Our evidence based in-school yoga can be curriculum aligned and integrated as part of e.g. Health Education, Physical Education, Science, Geography/History and Literacy. Term programs can also address overall vision goals of schools, such as resilience, social emotional learning, community, academic performance/focus and more.
Each class includes: yoga, meditation, breathing techniques, stretching/strengthening, mindful movement, discussion/reflection and mindful art (tbd).
Bluearth programs are all about using movement to create happy, healthy, engaged children. The Active Schools program is delivered over a school year, providing movement sessions for students and professional development for classroom teachers. The program’s long-term approach in a school guides teachers through a gradual release of responsibility model progressing from observation and engagement to delivery of the program themselves. Throughout the program there is also an emphasis on engaging the wider school community in physically active events. The Active School program has three variants dependent on setting and target audience: Early Childhood, Leadership and Mindful Movement programs.
A typical Bluearth session would incorporate some of Bluearth’s six elements of movement: Core movement, dynamic movement, skill activities, challenges and games, coordination and agility and movement in the environment. Sessions are usually flexible and seek to engage with the group in the best way possible; creating an environment where difficulties and successes are discussed and shared. Included are mindfulness aspects focused on breath and mindful movement and encourage participants to reflect on their experiences in a safe environment.
Professional Development Workshops
Bluearth Foundation offers several professional development workshops. Workshops suit classroom teachers. educators and other professionals who work with children. Bluearth can provide workshops free of charge at your institution by way of hosting a workshop for the region or, a private workshop for the institution for a cost per workshop. Workshops currently offered are:
– Introduction to Bluearth workshop
– Six Elements workshop (core movement, dynamic movement, coordination and agility, challenges and games, skill activities and movement in the environment)
– Early Childhood workshop
– Leadership workshop
Epilepsy Smart Schools
A nationwide schools program that helps schools to meet their duty of care to children living with epilepsy. Teacher training opportunities (both in person and via an online learning portal) and a free web based platform containing school resources and epilepsy management templates are available through Epilepsy WA and the Epilepsy Smart Schools Website.