Secondary Programs

Revising concepts from primary school, and building knowledge and skills are key at the secondary level. Our content can go beyond ‘the (biological) basics’ to include consent, feelings, relationships and communication. Knowledge that will help keep them safe and informed physically, emotionally and socially as they mature.

That’s why we designed our health and human development programs: to give students the opportunity to learn this information in a relaxed and non-judgemental environment. We provide clear messages and strategies that young people can take away to help them with their decision-making. Secondary sessions are tailored to each school’s need. Schools can select from one of our standard presentations or request certain content be covered. We have experience running sessions in faith-based schools, to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups, LGBQTI groups and students of all abilities. We work with small groups, keeping the sessions activity- and discussion-based where possible. We can also deliver lecture-style to larger groups.


  • delay the first experience of sex
  • reduce STIs
  • reduce unplanned pregnancies
  • reduce coerced sexual activity
  • reduce sexual assault
  • increase young people’s confidence and ability to negotiate consensual sexual activity that is mutual, respectful, communicative, safe and pleasurable

We believe that sexual activity should be a personal choice. At the secondary level, our programs provide young people with information that will help them to be healthy, safe, consensual, legal and respectful if/when they choose to begin their sexual journey.

International technical guidance on sexuality education: an evidence-informed approach, 2018. P28


  • helping young people develop their sexual health knowledge and skills in decision-making
  • providing an inclusive service in communities and schools
  • the idea that sexual activity should be a personal choice, and needs to be healthy, safe, consensual, legal and respectful


‘Puberty, Change and Respect’ (Year 7)

  • puberty review
  • navigating friendship
  • standing up for yourself
  • respectful use of technology (social media & the internet)

‘Change, Friendships and Respect’ (Year 8)

  • exploring respect in friendships and family relationships
  • early dating
  • choice and consent
  • looking after yourself and others

‘Nuts & Bolts: risk, choice and respect’ (Years 8 – 12)

  • sexual decision-making
  • safer sex, STIs and contraception
  • sex and technology (pornography, sexting)
  • sex and the law
  • consent and coercion

‘Respectful Relationships’ (Years 8 – 12)

  • qualities of a respectful relationship
  • red flags of an unhealthy or potentially abusive relationship
  • boundaries and consent
  • intimacy in relationships
  • sex and technology (impact of pornography)
  • social media and sexting
  • sex and the law

‘Pornography: the big picture’ (Years 10 – 12)

  • what is pornography?
  • influence of pornography, how it is shaping behaviour and expectations
  • how pornography differs from real life
  • sex and the law

NEW Sex Ed Q&A session (Year 9 – 12)

  • students ask questions anonymously prior to or at the start of the session
  • educators answer students’ questions, provide accurate information and suggestion of where to go for further help
  • this is a great way to support a sexual health program that may be run in school
  • student questions that are most important to them are answered in a non-confronting way
  • gives a good indication of where a cohort ‘is at’ with their development in this area
  • caters to exact student needs

SEA values diversity and respect for all. We have experience in, and understanding of, the different expectations of families and communities. We can deliver programs in faith-based schools, to LGBQTI groups, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups, and students of all abilities.

Secondary schools we’ve worked with

Thanks so much SEA for an engaging and informative session. Our students felt comfortable to ask questions and your discussions around technology, stereotypes and relationships really resonated.
Year 10 teacher

This was just what our students needed. You were relaxed, unshockable and non-judgemental. Thanks for treating all questions with respect. The Year 9s were so focussed. Great session.
Year 9 teacher

This session was great! I’ve been wondering about a lot of this and you answered all my questions! Thanks! 
Year 7 student

An interesting session, you included real problems and situations.  Gave me a lot to think about and it made me more comfortable. It was also great for our age. 
Year 8 student

It was interesting to hear what everyone thought about the various topics, such as expectations of an ideal partner. I liked how we didn’t just listen the whole session but also got to do some activities. 
Year 10 student

The session was run very well, it was very clear and you were easy going and friendly. It was good that everyone was able to put in without feeling awkward.
Year 10 student

SEA teaches all our sexuality and relationships programs from Year 5 to Year 12. The primary programs include explicit information about safe social networking (as part of respect in friendships), privacy settings and where to go for help if anything worries them. The secondary program covers respectful relationships including explicit teaching about care with personal information, laws relating to technology, posting photos and sexting online, privacy, safe social networking, discussions about pornography and where to go for help and advice. I would not hesitate to recommend SEA for any training or educational purpose requiring a first-class organisation and a professional, reliable and responsive group of staff. 
Principal, Independent girls’ school, Melbourne

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