Resources

NSW department preschools

Resources Outcome Content

How handy is your handwashing policy?

  • developed by Community Early Learning Australia (CELA)
  • posters
  • videos of handwashing songs.

Be a Soapy Hero! Better Health Victoria

  • developed by Better Health Victoria
  • supports the creation of healthy habits during childhood
  • supports young children learning and practicing good hand hygiene
  • helps keep classmates, family and friends healthy and stop the spread of dangerous infectious diseases.
Early years learning framework Outcome 3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

This is evident, for example, when children show increasing independence and competence in personal hygiene, care and safety for themselves and others.

Educators promote this learning, for example, when they:

  • actively support children to learn hygiene practices
  • promote continuity of children's personal health and hygiene by sharing ownership of routines and schedules with children, families and the community
  • discuss health and safety issues with children and involve them in developing guidelines to keep the environment safe for all
  • model and reinforce health, nutrition and personal hygiene practices with children.


Early Stage 1

Resources Outcome Content
  • developed by Community Early Learning Australia (CELA)
  • information for services, posters
  • videos of handwashing songs.

PDHPE PDe-7

A student identifies actions that promote health, safety, wellbeing and physically active spaces

Healthy, safe and active lifestyles

What helps us to stay healthy and safe?

Students:

  • identify safe and positive health practices and display actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing, for example: (ACPPS006)
    • communicate the importance of personal hygiene practices, for example, washing hands.

Stage 1

Resources Outcome Content
Be a Soapy Hero! Better Health Victoria
  • developed by Better Health Victoria
  • supports the creation of healthy habits during childhood and for young children to learn and practice good hand hygiene
  • helps keep classmates, family and friends healthy and stop the spread of dangerous infectious diseases.

PDHPE PD1-7

explores actions that help make home and school healthy, safe and physically active spaces

Healthy, safe and active lifestyles

How can I act to help make my environments healthy, safe and active?

Students:

  • practise strategies they can use to support their own and others? health, safety and wellbeing, for example: (ACPMP030)
    • understand personal hygiene routines that promote health, for example, dental care, blood safety


Kindergarten to Year 10

Resources Outcome Content

Posters:

  • Handwashing
  • Cough etiquette
    • both developed by NSW Department of Health
    • provide graphics and simple instructions
    • could be displayed within your school.

Clean hands resource

  • aligns with NSW PDHPE K-10 Syllabus outcome and content
  • developed by the Victorian Department of Education
  • best suited to the PDHPE syllabus content and outcomes for Early Stage 1, Stage 1 and Life Skills.


PDHPE PDLS-7

A student explores factors that enhance health, safety, wellbeing and participation in physical activity.





Healthy, safe and active lifestyles

How can we improve our overall health and wellbeing?

Students:

  • recognise the importance of personal hygiene and grooming to their overall health and wellbeing
    • recognise their own healthcare needs
    • identify when personal hygiene and grooming procedures are needed
    • identify and/or display appropriate personal hygiene and grooming procedures, eg wash hands after toileting and before eating, use deodorant and/or antiperspirant, menstrual management
    • demonstrate awareness of cultural requirements in personal hygiene and grooming procedures.

Hand washing and food safety

  • Food safety information council

Food Technology 7-10

FT4-1 demonstrates hygienic handling of food to ensure a safe and appealing product

FT5-1 demonstrates hygienic handling of food to ensure a safe and appealing product

  • demonstrate safe and hygienic work practices, for example:
    • PPE - covered leather shoes
    • personal hygiene, for example hand-washing procedures, hair tied back or covered


PDHPE K-10 Syllabus copyright NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012

Food Technology 7-10 Syllabus copyright NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2003


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