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Question On Notice No. 2065 asked in the Legislative Council on 2 April 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Minister for Education and Training
Minister responding: Hon S.M. Ellery
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Tabled Paper No: 2686- View tabled paper
Question

I refer to the Government’s commitment to provide funding to allow public secondary schools to choose to use the Safe Schools program that meets their school’s needs, and I ask:
(a) has the Western Australian School Curriculum and Standards Authority developed syllabuses that provide information at each year level to support teachers to plan and develop health education learning and teaching experiences;
(b) if yes to (a), will you table the documents recording those developed syllabuses;
(c) are schools encouraged to access evidence based resources and programme to help promote respectful and positive relationships;
(d) further to (c), do schools have the flexibility to choose resources that suit the context of their teaching and learning programs; and
(e) further to (c) and (d), what is the list of evidence based resources that schools are recommended to choose from?

Answered on 14 May 2019

 Answer

(a)  Yes.

(b)  Yes. [Refer to Tabled Paper No     ].

(c)  Schools are expected to consider the evidence base behind all resources they choose to use to support the implementation of the Health education curriculum.

(d)  Yes.

 (e)  There is no endorsed list of evidence-based health education resources for schools.