Amendments to the Year 7-10 Personal Development Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) syllabus to make content relating to domestic violence explicit, should now be incorporated into 2016 teaching and learning programs.
The PDHPE teacher toolkit: Prevention of domestic violence has been developed to assist in the implementation of the amended content. Key features of the domestic violence teacher toolkit include:
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Signs and symptoms of abuse
- Suggested resources
- Support available
- Sample activities
- Research and references
To further assist teachers in planning the integration and delivery of the amended content, the NSW Association of Independent Schools is running a PDHPE Webinar: Respectful Relationships and Domestic Violence on Wednesday 23 March from 4.00 - 6.00pm.
Please contact your education sector for assistance for additional support:
Association of Independent Schools of NSW
Assistant Director, Professional Learning, Jo McLean: JMcLean@aisnsw.edu.au
Education Consultant, Student Wellbeing & PDHPE, Nicky Sloss: NSloss@aisnsw.edu.au
Catholic Education Commission NSW
State Coordinator, Student Wellbeing, Peter Grace: Peter.Grace@cecnsw.catholic.edu.au
NSW Department of Education
PDHPE Advisor 7–10, Renee West: Renee.West@det.nsw.edu.au
Schools can make a difference through whole-of-school policies and procedures, and the delivery of curriculum content relating to respectful relationships and domestic violence.
For more information, contact: