Sexuality education program for special schools

In light of research conducted around sexuality education, Family Planning Victoria has developed a suite of comprehensive sessions that align with the Victorian Curriculum levels (including A-D) and incorporate best teaching practice. The following menu has been designed to allow schools to put to together a session/s that best suits their own timetable and students’ needs.

It is recommended that:

  • the maximum number of students in a session is 26-27
  • sessions are preferably 1 hour in duration
  • students are grouped together based upon their cognitive ability

Each session will include information, activities, values clarification and an opportunity for students to ask questions. We offer extension activities that can be used by classroom teachers to consolidate learning.

Mild intellectual disability – working towards independent living

Family Planning Victoria recommends covering the following topics:

  • Reproductive anatomy
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Sexual decision making
  • Contraception and STIs
  • Public and private
  • Using a condom correctly
  • Appropriate/Inappropriate behaviour and touch.

Sessions and learning outcomes

Each session is one hour.

1. Anatomy and human development

Learning intentions:

  • Identify the names and functions of key organs contained in the male and female reproductive systems and the part they play in reproduction (conception, pregnancy and birth)
  • Explore strategies for managing menstruation
  • Develop an understanding of the concepts of public and private as they relate to body parts, place and behaviour

2. Respectful relationships

Learning intentions:

  • Identify ways to begin and end relationships respectfully
  • Define the factors that make a relationship healthy or unhealthy
  • Define sexuality, gender, orientation, sex and identity
  • Explore the concepts of love, crushes, sexual attraction and sexual feelings
  • Develop an understanding of the concepts of public and private talk

3. Sex, the law and consent

Learning intentions:

  • Examine the laws surrounding young people and sex
  • Clarify the issues surrounding consent
  • Develop strategies for giving and receiving consent

4. Contraception, STIs and safer sex

Learning intentions:

  • Identify safer sex practices
  • Become informed about the latest contraception options, methods of STI prevention and available health services

Mild intellectual disability – under 14 years old

Family Planning Victoria recommends covering the following topics:

  • Reproductive anatomy
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Puberty
  • Public and private
  • Dating and socialising.

Sessions and learning outcomes

Each session is one hour.

1. Anatomy and human development

Learning intentions:

  • Identify the names and functions of key organs contained in the male and female reproductive systems and the part they play in reproduction (conception, pregnancy and birth)
  • Develop an understanding of the concepts of public and private as they relate to body parts, place and behaviour

2. Public and private

Learning intentions:

  • Develop an understanding of the concepts of public and private as they relate to body parts, rooms in the home, school, public places and behaviour

3. Puberty

Learning intentions:

  • Develop an understanding of the physical, social and emotional changes experienced during puberty
  • Develop strategies to manage these changes (including menstruation, erections and wet dreams)

4. Respectful relationships

Learning intentions:

  • Define the factors that make a relationship healthy or unhealthy
  • Identify ways to begin and end relationships respectfully
  • Define sexuality, gender, orientation, sex and identity
  • Explore the concepts of love, crushes, sexual attraction and sexual feelings

Moderate intellectual disability – under 14 years old

Family Planning Victoria recommends covering the following topics:

  • Reproductive anatomy
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Puberty
  • Public and Private.

Sessions and learning outcomes

Each session is one hour.

1. Anatomy and reproduction

Learning intentions:

  • Identify the names and functions of key organs contained in the male and female reproductive systems and the part they play in reproduction (conception, pregnancy and birth)

2. Public and private

Learning intentions:

  • Develop an understanding of the concepts of public and private as they relate to body parts, rooms in the home, school, public places, behaviour and talk

3. Puberty

Learning intentions:

  • Develop an understanding of the physical, social and emotional changes experienced during puberty

4. Managing puberty changes

Learning intentions:

  • Develop strategies to manage the physical changes of puberty (including menstruation, erections, shaving and wet dreams)

Moderate intellectual disability – over 14 years old

Family Planning Victoria recommends covering the following topics:

  • Reproductive anatomy
  • Relationships and dating
  • Sexual decision making
  • Contraception and STIs
  • Using a condom correctly
  • Public and private.

Sessions and learning outcomes

Each session is one hour.

1. Anatomy and human development

Learning intentions:

  • Identify the names and functions of key organs contained in the male and female reproductive systems and the part they play in reproduction (conception, pregnancy and birth)
  • Explore strategies for managing menstruation

2. Public and private

Learning intentions:

  • Develop an understanding of the concepts of public and private as they relate to body parts, rooms in the home, school, public places, behaviour and talk

3. Respectful relationships

Learning intentions:

  • Define the factors that make a relationship healthy or unhealthy
  • Define sexuality, gender, orientation, sex and identity
  • Explore the concepts of love, crushes, sexual attraction, sexual feelings and dating
  • Examine the laws surrounding young people and sex and consent
  • Develop strategies for giving and receiving consent

4. Contraception

Learning intentions:

  • Identify safer sex practices
  • Become informed about the latest contraception options
  • Become informed about available health services and how to access these

5. STIs and safer sex

Learning intentions:

  • Become informed about STIs and their prevention
  • Learn to use a condom correctly
  • Become informed of STI testing services and how to access these

Cost

$195 (GST free) per hour


(Optional) Information session for parents and carers

(held prior to FPV school sessions)

This information session is run prior to students’ education sessions and offers parents and carers an insight into relationships and sexuality education, its importance in the curriculum and how to support their children on their own physical, emotional and social journeys.

Learning Intentions

Participants will:

  • Explore the importance of evidence based, age and developmentally appropriate relationships and sexuality education.
  • Identify links to the guidelines and principles of the Victorian Government in relation to health and education.
  • Explore the FPV student education program.
  • Identify methods of engaging in conversations with their child around relationships, reproductive and sexual health.
  • Develop strategies for effectively answering their child’s questions.
  • Be provided with an opportunity to ask questions regarding the program.

Cost

  • $225 (GST free) per hour
  • $337.50 (GST free) for 1.5 hours
  • $450 (GST free) for 2 hours

Enquire

Contact us

Schools & Education

Telephone: 03 9257 0191 

Fax: 03 9257 0112

Email: bookingenquiry@fpv.org.au