Date
21 July 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.

Education programmes

Education programmes

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

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)

Tūturu

Tūturu

With a focus on student wellbeing, Tuturu is an innovative approach to addressing alcohol and other drug issues for young people within the school environment. It provides evidence-based tools, resources, and support to help schools build on their existing knowledge and integrate change using a whole school approach. Tuturu also provides NCEA teaching and assessment resources for secondary students in English, maths, geography, and health.

A Review government-funded Alcohol and Other Drug education programmes for young people was prepared for the Ministry of Education in July 2013. As well as noting the programmes that are available, the review made a number of recommendations about what does and doesn’t work.

There are currently no dedicated education programmes that specifically provide FASD teaching and learning activities.

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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Website

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)

Publisher: Ministry of Health | Manatū Hauora

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