Health & PE

WDSS delivers Health Education to students across all year levels. Health Education is part of the Victorian Curriculum.

The Department of Education and Training’s School Policy Advisory Guide states that relationships and sexuality education is a shared responsibility between parents/carers, school based programs and the local health and welfare community. We acknowledge that parents and carers are the primary educators of their children around relationships and sexuality education.  Government policy and curriculum guidelines provide a framework for schools in terms of what to teach at each year level. 

The program is designed to promote the social safety of people with a moderate to severe intellectual disability placing emphasis on students developing a sense of appropriate personal boundaries between themselves and others in order to reduce their level of vulnerability. 

The curriculum focuses on the following topics:

Levels A-D

  • Identity 
  • Feelings
  • Relationships 
  • Public and Private
  • Growing up- physical, social and emotional changes
  • Protective behaviours 

Levels 1 & 2

  • Identity 
  • Feelings
  • Relationships 
  • Public and Private
  • Puberty
  • Growing up- physical, social and emotional changes
  • Protective behaviours 

Levels 3 & 4

  • Relationships 
  • Public and Private
  • Growing up- physical, social and emotional changes
  • Protective behaviours 
  • Gender stereo types
  • Anatomy 
  • Puberty 

Levels 5 & 6

  • Anatomy
  • Protective behaviours
  • Puberty 
  • Sexual Health