Some aspects of PDHPE may be viewed as sensitive or controversial, such as learning about abuse, child protection, drugs, respectful relationships, sexual health, sexuality and violence.
Inform parents and carers, prior to the occasion, of the specific details of the PDHPE program, so that parents and carers have time to exercise their rights of withdrawing their child from a particular sessions. In this regard, a parent or carer’s wish must be respected.
Establishing how parents will be informed about programs and involved in consultation is a school-based decision. Where parents and carers indicate they wish to withdraw their child from a program it is useful to negotiate which parts of the PDHPE program they are concerned about.
Modify the sample information letters to suit teaching and learning programs at individual schools: