Kidsafe WA’s Playground Advisory Service provides a range of services to help create and maintain safe, creative play-spaces that support children’s development, learning and wellbeing.
Health & Safety
Playground Advisory Service
Safety in Schools
The Kidsafe WA Safety in Schools program aims to reduce childhood injuries by encouraging schools to address injury prevention. Kidsafe WA offer school incursions for year 1, 2 and 3 students covering key injury prevention topics of safety at home, at play and on the road.
The SunSmart Schools program aims to minimise student and staff exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun at school and during school-associated activities.
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.
Kidskin Sun Safety Education Resources
The Kidskin sun safety education resources offer primary school teachers ready-made curriculum activities and programs to enhance sun protection learning experiences. Kidskin activities are student-centered, interactive, cross-curricular and most importantly FUN!
RAC Road Ready®: On the Roads Program (secondary schools)
RAC’s free road safety education program for year 10 – 12 students includes a series of in-class presentations, online resources and road safety events that are designed to influence risk reduction, increase resilience, and encourage responsible behaviour on the roads. The program aims to educate the next generation of drivers on how to stay safe as a passenger or driver on the roads.
RAC bstreetsmart (Metro Perth) and RAC Project Road Smart® (Regional WA) are free road safety events for years 10 – 12 that educate students about the consequences of distracted driving, speeding and drink driving. Students will experience a recreation of a crash scene delivered through a live re-enactment or filmed docudrama and hear from guest speakers who have been directly impacted by road trauma. The event informs students on how to reduce risk taking behaviours as a driver and a passenger.
RAC Little Legends Club®: Around the Roads Program (primary schools)
RAC’s free road safety education program for pre-primary to year 6 students includes in-class presentations, online resources and interactive games that align to the WA Curriculum. This program is an engaging way to educate students about road safety and helps students develop valuable skills to become safe road users. The engaging and interactive in-class presentations run for 45 – 60 minutes and can be booked online.
CHAT: Changing Health Acting Together
CHAT is a Health Promoting Schools (HPS) initiative that enables schools to develop a whole-school approach to resilience, drug and road safety education. SDERA works with schools to help embed a comprehensive approach and develop and implement longer-term health and wellbeing initiatives.
Get on Board Education Program
Transperth’s Get on Board education program is now available online. The website provides curriculum-based resources and lesson plans for teachers, parents and students to engage in public transport education in a fun and interactive way. This program helps upper primary students to transition to independent and safe travel on public transport in readiness for high school. Schools can book an Incursion in which a Transperth Education Officer goes out to the classroom and brings the information on the website to life with an interactive presentation to the group. Schools can also book a Get on Board Station Tour to further their learning outside the classroom and arrange group tickets for train travel via the website.
Growing Developing Healthy Relationships
Growing Developing Healthy Relationships (GDHR) provides online 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.
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.
DonateLife Western Australia sits under the Public Health branch within the North Metropolitan Area Health Service (NMHS). The agency coordinates all professional organ and tissue donation activities for transplantation across the state and works with hospitals and hospital-based DonateLife medical specialists and nurses to encourage best practice and to increase donation rates. The agency also offers compassionate support to donor families for as long as they require it.
DonateLife WA also aims to raise awareness and encourage discussion about organ and tissue donation in the wider community. Currently only 38% of Western Australian’s have registered their donation decision on the Australian Organ Donor Register and nationally only 8% of all 16-25 year olds have registered their decision. It is now possible to register online in less than a minute at https://donatelife.gov.au/register-donor-today – you just need your Medicare details.
School education resources and information about organ and tissue donation are also available online http://www.donatelife.gov.au/school-education . These are aligned to the learning descriptions in the Australian Curriculum and are now available for both teachers and students. DonateLife WA also offers presentations to year 11 & 12 students and also offers information and registration opportunities at School Health Expositions. For further information, please ask to speak with the Communications Officer.
The Water Smart program offers water safety talks to ensure children have the skills, knowledge and right attitude to be safe in, on or around water. Royal Life Saving Society WA staff will come to your classroom and deliver an interactive workshop covering water safety knowledge and safe rescue techniques. This is aimed at students from PP – Year 6
First Aid Awareness
First aid is an essential life skill and it’s never too early for children to learn what to do in an emergency situation until medical help arrives. Schools can book a First Aid Talk for younger students, or older students can participate in a First Aid Course.
The sport of Pool Lifesaving involves students learning how to conduct water rescues in a safe and fun environment. The program can be easily incorporated into your current swim program, swim club or school sports. Have the Sport Development Program Officer visit your pool and teach you all the skills needed to run this popular program.
Life Education Programs
Life Education WA provide a range of age appropriate Curriculum outcome based programs from Kindergarten to Year 6. Click for more information for K and PP and for primary modules here. The sections marked in yellow refer to Mental Health outcomes. Life Education WA partner with both Government and Non Government Schools and provide education to around 30,000 primary students each year.
Dental Health Services (Oral Health Promotions)
Dental Health Services provide support and guidance to the School Dental Services, Adult General Clinics and individuals undertaking oral health promotion activities. Dental Health Services also designs and develops resources for oral health promotion targeting individuals and communities, and contributes to oral health research.
Child Safety Professional Learning and Resources
WA Child Safety Services offers workshops by qualified and experienced trainers including:
• Child Protection & Mandatory Reporting
• Protective Behaviours
• Cyber Safety & Digital Wellness
• Healthy Relationships
WACSS stocks a comprehensive range of abuse prevention resources including Primary School curriculum, books, posters and games.
Abuse Prevention Programs for Students
WA Child Safety Services offers sessions for primary and secondary students including protective behaviours, cyber safety, healthy relationships, and consent.