Date
20 November 2019

Teach students about about alcohol harm during pregnancy

Alcohol and drug education programmes build knowledge, understanding, and develop students’ skills to critically analyse messages about alcohol and other drugs.

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The NZ Curriculum

The NZ Curriculum

Alcohol and other drug (AoD) sits primarily in the Health and Physical Education (HPE) learning area of The New Zealand Curriculum. As a context for learning it also has relevance for other areas such as the social sciences, English, and science.

FASD causes and effects on children, parents and families can be included in AoD education if teachers choose.

Health education NCEA achievement standards

Health education NCEA achievement standards

Students might choose these achievement standards using the effects of alcohol on themselves and a developing fetus as a context.

Tūturu teaching resources

Tūturu teaching resources

Tūturu resource hub contains teaching and assessment resources for teachers to use with students in English, Geography, Mathematics, and Health.

A whole school approach

A whole school approach

A positive whole-school approach including and involving the wider school community is important in shaping the values, attitudes and behaviours of the students.

The New Zealand Curriculum recognises classroom teaching is only one part of the educative process. Learning is enhanced when students are engaged at school, feel they belong, and are valued.

Tūturu supports NZ schools to take a whole school approach to preparing students to live in a world where alcohol and drugs exist.  

A whole school approach uses multiple strategies. It incorporates the school culture, curriculum, structures and organisational models (its norms and standards), and the attitudes and values modelled within the school environment. It involves everyone in the school community working together.

Source: Alcohol and other drug education programmes – guide for schools | Whole school approach (opens in a new tab/window)

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

Alcohol.org.nz

Publisher: Health Promotion Agency

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Website

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: Prevention

Publisher: KidsHealth

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Alcohol and pregnancy

Publisher: Ministry of Health | Manatū Hauora

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