To support parents in their role as primary educators for their children, we are offering the Family Life Education Program (Personal Development), which is presented by the Catholic Marriage and Fertility Services, to students in Year 5.
The Year 5 sessions will be held on Monday 26 October. These are 75 minute sessions for single sex groups entitled ‘I am Nature’s Greatest Miracle’. The content covers change as part of being human and looks at the journey from pre-birth to puberty. It includes ‘Our Uniqueness’; ‘Growth Pre-Birth to Puberty’; ‘Introduction to the Physical and Emotional Changes at Puberty’; ‘Hygiene Practices’ and ‘The Language of our Growing Bodies’.
Whilst recognising education of children in human sexuality is primarily the right of parents, these programs are endorsed by our Archbishop and the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
A Consent2Go will be sent to parents prior to the day to indicate whether you give permission for your child to attend the Family Life session and participate in supporting class lessons. If you would prefer to teach about sexual development to your child personally and do not wish your child to be present either at these sessions or in classes, please indicate this on the Consent2Go.