Secondary Programs

Revising concepts from primary school, and building knowledge and skills are key at the secondary level. 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 work with small groups, keeping the sessions activity- and discussion-based where possible. We can also deliver lecture-style to larger groups.

Click here for list of secondary schools SEA has visited.

AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL, QUALITY SEX EDUCATION HAS BEEN SHOWN TO: 

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

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AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL, SEA IS COMMITTED TO:

  • helping young people develop their sexual health knowledge and skills in decision-making
  • providing and 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

STANDARD PROGRAMS TO SELECT FROM:

‘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 (influence 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
  • pornography in perspective
  • sex and the law

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.

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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Contact us at info@sexeducationaustralia.com.au for more information