Date
19 February 2019

Plan sexuality and gender education years 9-13

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Developing an inclusive classroom and curriculum’

Focus areas years 9–10

Focus areas years 9–10

Ensure programmes affirm sexuality and gender diversity and identify and respect the diverse values and beliefs of students and the community.

Students in years 9–10 will learn about:

  • intimate relationships and positive sexual health
  • managing their own sexual health and accessing health care
  • conception, contraception and sexually transmissible infections
  • the physical and emotional effects of sexual identity, sexual attraction, and sexual maturation
  • identifying skills for positive and supportive intimate relationships
  • human rights, consent, and the importance of choice and agency in relationships
  • strategies to support positive engagement in online and social media environments
  • strategies for seeking help and support.

Source: Sexuality Education: A guide for principals, boards of trustees, and teachers (opens in a new tab/window)

Focus areas years 11–13

Focus areas years 11–13

Ensure programmes affirm sexual, sexuality, and gender diversity and identify and respect the diverse values and beliefs of students and the community.

Students in years 11–13 will learn to:

  • critically analyse a wide range of issues relating to gender, sexuality, and sexual health
  • explore social pressure, social norms, gender identity and cultural issues relating to sexual health
  • evaluate community agencies
  • evaluate policies on sexuality and sexual health
  • critically analyse issues of safety and risk
  • research positive sexual health practices
  • affirm diversity, human rights, and sexuality across the school
  • advocate for access to support and health care.

Source: Sexuality Education: A guide for principals, boards of trustees, and teachers (opens in a new tab/window)

Prioritise access for students in years 11–13

Prioritise access for students in years 11–13

Support equitable access to knowledge.

It is recommended that all students engage in sexuality education in years 11–13.

This should not be limited to students completing NCEA courses and standards in health education.

Ministry of Education

Useful resources

Useful resources

Catching on later Sexuality education for Victorian secondary schools

Catching on later: Sexuality education for Victorian secondary schools

Read time: 445 min

Publisher: FUSE

Download PDF

Website

An educator's guide to asexuality

Publisher: What is Asexuality?

Visit website

Website

Hei huarahi: Year 9 pack

Publisher: New Zealand Family Planning

Price: One off charge NZ$60.00

Visit website

Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Develop an inclusive classroom and curriculum”:

Return to the guide “Supporting LGBTIQA+ students”

Guide to Index of the guide: LGBTIQA+ students

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