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  1. 1. “Be cool ... but be safe!”Quote from - Year Five, Australian Islamic College
  2. 2. Kidsafe WA is the leading non-government, not-for-profit, charitableorganisation dedicated to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury.Kidsafe WA are the lead agency co-ordinating Safety in Schools Week, inconjunction with the Department of Education, Catholic Education Office,Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia and the PrincessMargaret Hospital Foundation.The co-ordinating agencies acknowledge the contribution of the collaboratingagencies, the Safety in Schools Week Advisory Committee, and all othergroups and individuals involved.Kidsafe WAGPO Box D184PERTH WA 6840Telephone: (08) 9340 8509Facsimile: (08) 9340 8041Email: in Schools Week 11th to 15th June 2012 Booklet© Kidsafe WA 2012
  3. 3. Contents Background Information on Safety in Schools Week 1 Child Injury Statistics 2 Why Schools Should Get Involved 3 The Health Promoting Schools Framework 4 How Schools Can Get Involved in Safety in Schools Week 5 Adapting Safety Activities for Rural and Remote Schools 8 Children’s Interactive Website 10 Safety in Schools Week Agencies 11 Competition Details 18 Sponsors 19
  4. 4. Background Information onSafety in Schools WeekEach year in WA, more children die as a result of injury thanfrom cancer, asthma and infectious diseases combined.Safety in Schools Week is an annual event that aims toreduce child injuries by encouraging schools to addresssafety.Safety in Schools Week takes a whole school approach to injury prevention,involving educational bodies, schools, parents and the community to increase safetyboth within schools and in the wider community. The initiative is supported by thepeak education bodies in Western Australia - the Department of Education andTraining, the Catholic Education Office and the Independent Schools Association ofWA. Their involvement enables Safety in Schools Week to be curriculum linked andappropriate for the learning needs of Western Australian Children.In 2012 Safety in Schools Week will be held from 11th – 15th June and involvescollaboration of over twenty Western Australian agencies who are committed to childsafety, many of whom have been involved since Safety in Schools Weekcommenced in 1999. The theme for this year is “Be cool … But be safe” (taken fromthe winning competition entry of SISW 2011), encouraging teachers and students tobe active but also to be aware of hazards that could result in injuries to children.Each agency has developed curriculum linked, year specific activities that can beused by teachers to educate students in years K-10 about various safety issues.There are a number of other activities schools can get involved in during Safety inSchools Week, including competitions, excursions and guest speakers. All detailsand resources are downloadable key components of Safety in Schools Week: Promote the prevention of injuries to children Develop partnerships between schools, health agencies, public health units and the community to focus on injury prevention Develop and promote injury prevention resources 1
  5. 5. Child Injury “More children die from injury, than from cancer, asthma and infectious disease combined”Injury is the leading cause of death and disability to Australian children. In2010/2011 Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) treated 18,303 children as a result ofinjury. Schools are the second most frequent location for child injury after the home,accounting for 9% of all PMH injury presentations. During the year, there were 1,650presentations to PMH by children injured at school (Females 38.3%, Males 61.7%).The latest statistics show that 60% of recorded school based injury presentationsoccur in primary school aged children (five to twelve years) from falls and blunt forceinjuries that usually occur as part of sport or playground activities. Key facts about Childhood Injury 1. Each year 200 Australian children (aged 0 to 14 years) are killed and 60,000 hospitalised by unintentional injuries or accidents. 2. Injuries are the leading cause of death in Australian children aged one to fourteen, accounting for nearly half of all deaths in this age group. 3. After respiratory illnesses like asthma, injuries are the second leading cause of child hospitalisation. 4. Child injuries cost the nation an estimated 1.5 billion dollars annually. 5. Unintentional injuries make up around 95% of all child injury deaths, compared to 5% for intentional injuries such as abuse, violence, suicide and neglect. 6. Child injury deaths have more than halved since 1979, from about two a day to one per day. While good progress has been made, Kidsafe estimates a further 80 deaths and 20,000 hospitalisations could be prevented annually. 7. Young children under the age of five years are most at risk of unintentional Injury, and account for around half of all child injury deaths. 8. Deaths from unintentional injury are most commonly the result of car crashes, drowning and house fires. These account for 75% of child injury deaths. 2
  6. 6. Why should schools get involved? Health and education are linked and they can not be achieved separately. Good health is vital for effective learning and effective learning benefits children lifelong. Schools achieve effective learning when the school organisation and the wider community reinforce and support the curriculum. A health promoting school is one that demonstrates a whole school commitment to improving and protecting the health and well-being of the school community. More specifically, a health promoting school is one that uses a health promoting schools approach. A health promoting schools approach is a way of thinking and working that is adopted by the whole school, in order to make the school the best possible place to learn, work and play (WHO,1998). The approach is based on the following principles:  Schools play an important role in shaping the lives of those who go there to learn, work and play  Schools are much more than just ‘classrooms and lessons’ as other components of the school contribute significantly to making the school what it is  Our physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing has a big impact on how well we can learn, work and play, and in turn on what we can achieve in our lives School communities consist of three components:  curriculum, teaching and learning  school organisation, ethos and environment  partnerships and services. Figure 1: Three major components of schoolsWorld Health Organisation (1998), WHOs Global School Health Inititative: Health Promoting Schools, Geneva,Switzerland. 3
  7. 7. The Health Promoting Schools FrameworkHealth Promoting Schools is a global concept based on the World HealthOrganisation’s goal of Health for all and Education for all (WHO,1998). The aim of using the health promoting schools framework is to develop a coordinated ‘whole school’ approach to planning and delivering positive and comprehensive activities, programs, policies and environments Figure 2: The Health Promoting Schools Framework Resource allocated for health & Health and Physical Education topics physical education integrated into other subjects Based on social justice principles Staff health & welfare Pre-service & in-service training Occupational Health & Safety Curriculum, School Organisation Student Teaching & Learning Ethos & centred Environment teaching Caring ethos underpins social interactions Respectful of Planned sequential curriculum diversity Experiential Health promoting learning schools policy School welfare services Alliances formed Community use of with health, Partnerships & school facilities welfare & local community Services Local health services contribute to school health through services and education School community members involved in initiation, development & implementation of school health policies and programsWorld Health Organisation (1998), WHOs Global School Health Initiative: Health Promoting Schools, Geneva,Switzerland. 4
  8. 8. How Schools Can Get Involved in Safety in Schools weekClass Lessons using SISW Activity Sheets Each of the twenty Safety in Schools Week 2012 participating agencies have developed curriculum linked, year specific activity sheet for teachers to use during Safety in Schools Week or anytime in the school year. These cover a range of safety topics, including beach safety, fire safety, drug and alcohol safety, safety with pets and bicycle safety. There are activities that can be used for science lessons, health and physical education lessons and even mathematics and language lessons. To access the activity sheets, log onto the Safety in Schools Week page on the Kidsafe WA website: VisitsContact Safety in Schools Weekagencies, or local organisations toorganise a visit to your school. Theycan offer class presentations, schoolpresentations and interactive learningactivities. Photo: Chiropractors Association of WA visit local Primary Schools to discuss the importance of spinal safety with students. SISW Competition Students can win fantastic prizes for themselves and their school by creating a comic script that depicts a safety message during Safety in Schools Week. For more information, see page 18. Get Creative About Safety! 5
  9. 9. How Schools Can Get Involved in Safety in Schools weekExcursions to Agency WorkplacesSome of the Safety in Schools Week agencieshave on-site resource and education centresset up for school groups to view.These excursions enable hands on interactionand visual learning. Photo: RSPCA has a School Excursion and Incursion program that allows students to visit theirContact agencies directly to see what head office in Malaga and witness their work as well as having a fun and enjoyable day playing with allexcursion opportunities are available. the wonderful animals in their shelter!School Safety AuditTake the opportunity during Safety in Schools Week to assess the physical safety ofyour school grounds. Even with ongoing maintenance, it can be easy to overlookhazards that you see every day. Playgrounds, fences, railings and paths can quicklydeteriorate and require attention.Students can be involved in conducting safety audits as part of their learning.Literacy, observation, planning and measuring skills are all required to conduct an audit,as is teamwork and communication. Develop a checklist from scratch, or download achecklist from the Safety in Schools Website. School Busy Bee After you’ve conducted an audit and discovered the areas in the school that need attention, conduct a Busy Bee to improve the physical safety of the school. Involving students, parents and the community can be a great way to foster a strong school spirit. 6
  10. 10. How Schools Can Get Involved in Safety in Schools weekDress up DaysHold a ‘Safety Dress Day’ where students can dress up inthe theme of safety. This encourages them to think about therole that different people in the community play in safety andinjury prevention - and it’s also fun!You could also use the day to raise money for your favouritecharity, like the PMH Foundation’s Dollar Dress Day. Photo: Izzy the Road Safety Mascot from SDERAChildren could dress up as a police officer, fire fighter,lifeguard and a skate boarder wearing safety equipment. Performing Arts Schools in the past have compiled fantastic plays, skits and band performances based around safety topics. These can be part of music or drama classes, or can be performed at school assemblies.Photo: A band performance during SISW 2009 launch.To view the performance, visit, board games and visual artsHave students design board games, storybooks and other visual arts based aroundsafety. Photo: Examples of story booksOther ideas  Award merit certificates to acknowledge safe student behaviour. Safety in Schools Week certificates can be requested from Kidsafe WA.  Report on Safety or injury prevention activities at a whole school assembly  Include a Safety and Injury prevention section in the newsletter.  Inform you local community newspaper and school matters about your Safety in Schools Week activities. 7
  11. 11. Adapting safety activities for Rural and RemoteschoolsEach rural and remote community has its own unique characteristics, challenges andopportunities. Schools in these communities have different needs, resources andstudents. In addition, these schools do not have ready access to the agencies thatprovide Safety in Schools Week activities, however these safety activities can bemodified to suit rural and remote schools.The information provided in this booklet is based on suggestions identified in theRemote Review of the School Drug Education Project (SDEP) in conjunction with theKimberly Regional Organising Committee for Drug Education (KROC). This is a guideas each class is as different as the teachers and students within it. It should be used asa quick ideas reference on which activities are suitable for what levels and how to adaptthe activities to suit rural and remote communities. The following information is designedto be used in consultation with the activity sheets available from the Safety in SchoolsWeek website. Where activities identify a metropolitan agency that can visit your schoolto talk about a particular safety issue, regional schools should use local representatives.Some Examples: A coach from a local sporting club to teach students how to warm upfor sport and the importance of wearing appropriate footwear and protective gear; localvolunteer fire fighters to talk about what to do in the event of a fire or emergency or theOccupational Health and Safety Officer from the local mining company discussing arange of safety topics.For further information on Safety in Schools Week and what is happening in your area, contact your local Health Promotion or Injury Prevention Officer - see table below. WA Country Health Service Location Phone Goldfields KALGOORLIE (08) 9080 5710 Great Southern ALBANY (08) 9892 2662 Kimberly BROOME (08) 9194 1600 Midwest GERALDTON (08) 9956 2209 Pilbara PORT HEDLAND (09) 9158 1794 South West BUNBURY (08) 9781 2350 Wheatbelt NORTHAM (08) 9621 0700 For further information on finding a WA Country Health Service representative in your area, visit 8
  12. 12. Adapting safety activities for Rural and RemoteschoolsPlanning Safety Education for Aboriginal students  Pay attention to incidental situations arising from student interest, talk or play to capitalise on their learning experiences.  Linking your program to local sporting events/festivals and the like is an excellent way of getting students interested and involved as well as community members and other agencies.  Get community support in the way of Aboriginal Student Support Parent Awareness (ASSPA) meetings, council meetings and using your Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer’s (AIEO). If possible include your AIEOs in your planning or get them to comment on your lessons.  Talk to your community nurse or health officers about general community health and safety concerns, what is their main focus?  Seek support from Police and Regional Population Health Units.Teacher Activity SuggestionsAlways consult your AIEO regarding sensitive issues and a cultural perspective. Rely onstudent creative talents such as drawing, acting/miming. ‘Doing’ activities work best wherestudents are actively involved in hands-on activities.  Explore your surrounding environment using the ThinkSafe SAM steps: Spot the hazard, Assess the risk & Make the changes. Ask Questions: Why is it important to wear shoes in the bush? If you don’t wear shoes and you get cuts on your feet, what won’t you be able to do? (E.g. go swimming, play football). Look at the problem and the reasons behind the solutions.  Role-play Safety Situations: Demonstrate actions that may put you at risk of injury. For example: not wearing shoes when outdoors, not wearing a helmet when riding your bike. You may like to get students to brainstorm other factors that influence the availability of safety equipment for example: financial, accessibility, cultural influences. Students can write a story or design a poster based on what safety messages they should consider before participating in particular activities. Use group work where teacher and AIEO rotate through the class, rotating student responsibilities as well. Use big/whole group discussions in a circle or on the floor/ outside under a tree where the environment is more relaxed and informal and less threatening. Address the ‘shame’ factor by setting rules to encourage safe participation and risk taking in class. For example: ‘no laughing’ or ‘no teasing’. 9
  13. 13. Children’s Interactive WebsiteIn 2011 Kidsafe WA designed and developed “Safety Island”, a new children’sinteractive website. Safety Island is a fun and free interactive site for students,teachers, parents and health professionals interested in safety and injuryprevention.Safety Island was officially launched at the regional launch of Safety in SchoolsWeek 2011 and was developed with the support of the WA Department of Healthin consultation with metropolitan and regional schools. The website has also beensupported by the Department of Education and Catholic Education Office.Safety Island provides activities that children in Kindergarten to Year 7 can do atschool or at home around the different areas of child injury prevention such ashome, road, school and playground safety. Follow the link from the Kidsafe WAHome page to Safety Island. It is a “secure” portal so make sure you register yourself and your class! 10
  14. 14. Safety in Schools Week AgenciesWho are they and what they offer your school?Australian Physiotherapy Association Physiotherapists work with people of all ages to help them move wellPh: (08) 9389 9211 so that they can enjoy life to its fullest. During Safety in SchoolsFax: (08) 9389 9221 week children participate in activities to improve their balance, strength and coordination so that they can be fit. Children who are play safely at home, in the playground, at the park or during Being fit helps to prevent injuries as well as allowing a child to move to their maximum potential.Unit 2 / 174 Hampden House,Hampden Rd Physiotherapists also provide advice and activities for adolescents toNEDLANDS WA 6009 elderly people to enable them to move safely. Please contact the WA branch on 9389 9211 if you would like a physiotherapist to attend your school to work with students, staff or your P&F. The Australian Physiotherapy Association website has a page called “Physiotherapy and You” with links to pages specifically for children, older people, exercise and other practical topics. Cancer Council Western Australia The Cancer Council Western Australia was established in 1958 and has a proud history of reducing the incidence and impact of cancer inPh: (08) 9388 4351 our community. As a non-government agency we rely on donationsFax: (08) 9388 4399 and community support to provide a comprehensive range of information, services and For schools, these services include the skin cancer program known as SunSmart Schools. We also produce teacher and student resources, posters, brochures and information for parents.15 Bedbrook Place Cancer Council can assist with policy development and informationSHENTON PARK WA 6008 relating to shade construction, school uniform design, sunscreen use and UV radiation. We are happy to provide guest speakers to talk to interested groups of staff or parents about sun protection at your school. We also offer a website packed with Information and activities for teachers and students. Visit Chiropractor’s Association WA The Western Australian branch of the Chiropractors’ Association ofPh: (08) 9367 3177 Australia (CAA(WA)) has been closely involved with local schools forFax: (08) 9367 3577 more than seven years, developing simple programs to help children understand the importance of their spines, and how they can the health and function of this important part of their The program focuses on maintaining good posture, protecting the spine from unnecessary strain by wearing backpacks efficiently andPO Box 1010 avoiding overloading or unbalanced loads, and playing safely. TheSOUTH PERTH WA 6951 overall aim of the program is to help children to appreciate the role of the nervous system in controlling all the functions of the body. CAA (WA) represents more than 245 local Chiropractors’ highly trained and experienced Chiropractors. All members are required to undertake ongoing professional development to ensure that they stay abreast of the latest techniques and concepts in chiropractic practice. 11
  15. 15. Safety in Schools Week AgenciesWho are they and what they offer your school? Cycling WA Cycling WA delivers School Cycling Education activities including:Ph: (08) 9328 3422  Cycling skills at schools (5 x 1hr sessions, minimum 12Fax: (08) 9228 8533 students x $25 each);  Cycling skill education and accreditation for teachers and the public ($197) Free Teacher resource sheet available:” Cycling WA BicyclePO Box 481 Safety- Before you Ride”. We support school cycling opportunities:LEEDERVILLE WA 690 “Make tracks 2 school” program (October to November) and “Safety in Schools week” (June). As the State sporting Association, Cycling WA promote membership, club development and the development of all cyclists. For more information on opportunities to cycle, race, recreate or have fun on a bike please visit our website or contact Cycling WA. Dental Health WA Dental Health Services’ (DHS), Dental Health Education Unit Services (DHEU) is an information and resource centre which promotes dental health within the community. The Unit offers information on oralPh: (08) 9313 0604 health issues and advice on a wide range of dentally related topics.Fax: (08) 9313 0630 A variety of pamphlets, fact sheets, posters and booklets, covering wide range of dental topics and target groups, are available in limited numbers at no cost. These are listed in the DHEU Catalogue. Teaching materials that are ‘user-friendly’ for non-dental personnel are available for loan. These include hand puppets,43 Mt Henry Road displays, flashcard kits, DVDs/videos, flipcharts, tooth models, photoCOMO WA 6152 series and children’s books that have a dental theme. DHS have online lesson plans, activity sheets and dental experiments which can be downloaded from the DHS website. Targets pre-primary to year 7. The website also provides valuable information on eligibility, clinic locations and emergency numbers. Staff from the DHEU are also available to provide presentations at ‘train the trainer’ level upon request. Ear Science Institute ‘Cheers for Ears’ is an educational and interactive programme Australia developed by the Ear Science Institute Australia, for school aged children that focus’ on noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) as a resultPh: (08) 6380 4900 of entertainment noise, in particular, personal music players. ItFax: (08) 6380 4901 provides information on the ear and how we hear, what can cause hearing loss, the effects of hearing loss and strategies to avoid The Ear Science Institute of Australia (ESIA) is an independent,natalie.leishman not-for-profit organisation. We are a community focused dedicated to the research and treatment of ear and hearing disorders. The Institute is affiliated with the University of WesternLevel 2, 1 Salvado Road Australia and teaching hospitals in Western Australia. This is the firstSUBIACO 6008 year that the ESIA is participating in Safety in Schools Week and have a range of activities available that provide information on NIHL. We would love the opportunity to bring ‘Cheers for Ears’ to your school and can run the programme in your classroom. For more information, or to get your school involved in ‘Cheers for Ears’, contact Natalie Leishman. 12
  16. 16. Safety in Schools Week AgenciesWho are they and what they offer your school? Farmsafe WA Farmsafe WA Alliance is an independent, not-for-profit, Alliance non-government organisation encouraging and leading the way to safer farming. Farmsafe WA was founded over ten years ago withPh: (08) 9359 4114 the voluntary work of farmers and enthusiasm of other interestedFax: (08) 9359 3468 The Farmsafe WA Alliance mission is: In partnership with the WA farming community, Farmsafe WA Alliance will identify health safety issues, provide knowledge and motivation to develop strategies and help find solutions to improved work practices andPO Box 118 lifestyles.FORRESTFIELD WA 6058 Farmsafe WA was awarded the Injury Control Council of WA Community Injury Prevention Award for 2006 for Child Safety on Farms Activities. Our other activities include Managing Farm Safety Course, Free On-Farm Advisory Service, Active Ageing – Farming Over 55 Workshops, Noise Injury Prevention activities, First aid research project and Safe Play Area information. Fire & Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia FESA has been involved in Safety in Schools Week since its inception, providing activities for students on fire, storm and flood (FESA) safety. Contact your local career fire station to organise a free incursion for year 3 students or visit FESAs Education & HeritagePh: (08) 9416 3404 Centre in the Old Perth Fire Station in Murray Street, Perth.Ph: (08) 9323 9527 The Centre provides two curriculum-linked programs for children: Emergency Helpers in the Community and Me (PP - Yr 2) and the Home Fire Safety Program (Yrs 3-7). See classic engines, dress up and learn all about fire and natural disasters in WA. The All-Hazards Gallery includes exhibits on FIRE and WATER.GPO Box P1174 WIND and EARTH exhibits are coming soon!PERTH WA 6844 FESA also provides teaching resources and activity sheets at (follow the links to Young People and Teaching Resources). Contact Bev or Liz at FESA to find out more. HeadwestPh: (08) 9330 6370 Headwest is a free and confidential advocacy service that helpsFax: (08) 9317 2264 people get assistance after they have suffered any brain injury that happens after a person is born, often due to falls and accidents, for example, injuries from car and bike accidents, illness and assault (hitting etc.). We do this through advocacy, people gain access to the right supports and resources for their needs. Advocacy means supporting others to help themselves,645 Canning Highway, Acting on their behalf or lobbying government for improvement toALFRED COVE WA 6154 services. Headwest would like to acknowledge our valued partnership with Kidsafe and SISW, assisting schools and children to love life and stay safe. Headwest have happily facilitated interactive workshops and activity sheets for schools (describing our amazing brain and how to protect it) for over 5 years. For information and advocacy please contact Headwest or visit our website www.headwest.asn 13
  17. 17. Safety in Schools Week AgenciesWho are they and what they offer your school? ICCWA The Injury Control Council of WA (ICCWA) is the peak not for profit organisation involved in injury prevention and community safetyPh: (08) 9420 7212 promotion in Western Australia.Fax: (08) 9486 7955 Key  Reduce the incidence of injuries and their effects representation, publicity and promotion of safe practices  Draw attention to the physical, mental social, economic and otherCity West Lotteries House, 2 aspects of injuriesDelhi St  Encourage, promote and engage in research into the causes,WEST PERTH WA 6005 prevention and treatment of injuries, both unintentional and intentional, in human beings. Safety in Schools Week: ICCWA has been involved since 2003 and has provided information and activities relating to eye injuries, dog safety, school watch and alcohol related injury prevention. Please contact us for more information on injury prevention and community safety. Kidsafe WA Kidsafe Western Australia (Inc) is the WA member and affiliate of thePh: (08) 9340 8509 Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia, a nationalFax: (08) 9340 8041 organisation first established in 1979. Our focus is on preventing deaths and reducing the incidence and severity of injuries to children aged less than 15 years. Our primary underpinning principle is “Children First” – the safety and of children.GPO Box D184 We offer a range of services to schools and the wider communityPERTH WA 6840 including our centre based & online Safety Demonstration House and Playground Advisory Service. We also provide workshops, seminars, tours, conduct community consultation and run a number of child injury prevention campaigns on specific injury issues. Kidsafe WA has co-ordinated Safety in Schools Week since its Inception as a result of our “Safety Rules OK!” program for schools. Further information on all of our services can be found on the Kidsafe WA website. Royal Life Saving Society The Royal Life Saving Society is a charitable organisation that aims to prevent the loss of life and to promote safe participation in waterPh: (08) 9383 8200 related pursuits. The Society has developed into the leading waterFax: (08) 9383 9922 safety education organisation in Australia. Royal Life Saving is dedicated to turning everyday people into everyday lifesavers. We achieve this through education, advocacy, risk management, training, sport and participation, health promotion research.PO Box 28 The Royal Life Saving has been participating in the safety in schoolsFloreat Forum week for the past 10 years and aims to increase water safetyFLOREAT WA 6014 awareness to school children by delivering a fun and interactive presentation. For details on how your school can participate in these activities please contact The Royal Life Saving Society. 14
  18. 18. Safety in Schools Week AgenciesWho are they and what they offer your school? RSPCA The RSPCA is a community based charity that works to preventPh: (08) 9209 9325 cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.Fax: (08) 9248 3144 The RSPCA have been involved in Safety in Schools Week since 2003 and have provided activities for students on Animal Care at home and in the community. Some of the resources they provide RSPCA WA Education ProgramPO Box 3147  Books available for year levels Pre-Primary – Year 3 and 4-7.MALAGA WA 6945  Primary & Secondary level, lesson plans downloadable at  World of Animal Welfare –games, resources for students and teachers at  RSPCA Education CD ROM  School Excursions and Incursions, Curriculum Council Endorsed Secondary Program and School Holiday Activities SDERAPh: (08) 9264 4743 School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) is the WA StateFax: (08) 9264 4903 Government’s primary drug and road safety education strategy. SDERA works with schools and the wider community to provide practice road safety, resilience and drug education aimed at keeping young people SDERA empowers school based staff, parents and community151 Royal St agencies through professional development services and supportEAST PERTH WA 6004 resources to develop effective drug and road safety education programs within their schools and community. SDERA has been involved in Safety in Schools Week since 2006 and has provided numerous activity sheets for schools and communities. SDERA has both a metropolitan and regional service. For more information, including resources and online registration for workshops, visit our website. Sports Medicine Australia Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) is a national multidisciplinary organization committed to enhancing the health of all Australian’sPh: (08) 9285 8033 through safe participation in sport, recreation and physical activity.Fax: (08) 9284 9239 SMA WA encourages all active members of the community to use the wide range of information, resources and advice We can offer individuals or schools free guidelines for exercising hot weather, infectious diseases information regarding blood rules, Children Safety guidelines in sport and recreation, and much more.PO Box 57 Smart Play resources and posters are also available, including theCLAREMONT WA 6010 Up series (Warm Up, Gear Up, Drink Up, Fix Up) and sports specific injury fact sheets. SMA WA run a number of courses and workshops to suit your requirements. These range from nationally accredited Sports First Aid and Sports Trainer courses through to injury prevention, management and sports taping workshops. 15
  19. 19. Safety in Schools Week AgenciesWho are they and what they offer your school?St John Ambulance St John Ambulance is committed to promoting the importance of first aid in the community and believes there is no better place to start,Ph: (08) 9334 1259 than in our schools. To achieve this St John Ambulance isFax: (08) 9334 1368 undertaking a FREE schools training program that will provide first aid training to over 45,000 students across WA by the end of 2010 school year. This community youth initiative is called First Aid Focus and teaches school students of all ages basic first aid skills.209 Great Eastern HighwayBELMONT WA 6104 Experienced St John trainers are currently visiting kindergartens, primary schools and secondary schools, teaching tailored first aid courses to all students. St John first aid trainers come to your school at a time and date that suits you, making it convenient and flexible. Every student who participates in the training receives a certificate of participation and a FREE St John gift. Teachers will receive additional curriculum activities to use after completing the program. If you have any questions relating to this FREE first aid training program or you would like to make a booking please contact us. Surf Life Saving WA Surf lifesaving in Western Australia is a volunteer based not-for-profit community service association providing an essential educationalPh: (08) 9243 9444 and emergency rescue service to all users of West Australian beach-Fax: (08) 9243 9499 Surf Life Saving WA comprises of a State centre, 28 Surf Life Saving clubs located around the coastline and over 16,000 members who share the vision ‘Saving Lives and Building Great Communities.’PO Box 382 In keeping with this, Surf Life Saving WA provides a number ofNORTH BEACH WA 6920 School and community based programs, some of these include:  SunSmart SurfSmart Presentation, an interactive PowerPoint presentation for students.  Life Skills for Life, a first aid and resuscitation course developed specifically for year 7 students.  SunSmart Beach Activities, a fun interactive way to educate students on important aspects of sun and beach safety. TransperthPh: (08) 9326 3970 Transperth is part of the WA State Government’s Public TransportFax: (08) 9326 2487 Authority. Transperth has had a long standing involvement with Safety in School Week through the Transperth Get On Education Program, contributing lessons to the folder and participating in the school launches to promote safety in and aroundcarol–anne.prinsloo The Transperth Get On Board Education Program also providesPO Box 8125 interactive programs and resources to schools and communityPERTH BUSINESS CENTRE groups which focus primary on how to access and use the publicWA 6849 transport network confidently, safely and responsibly. In schools, the program specifically targets students in Years 5-7. For more information please contact the Transperth Education Officer on 9326 3970, or email 16
  20. 20. Safety in Schools Week AgenciesWho are they and what they offer your school? Western Power ShockProof! is a free energy education program for Kindy to Year 7 students. Our ShockProof! presenters come to your school to teachPh: (08) 9326 6269 students:Fax: (08) 9326 4984  How electricity  How they come in to contact with electricity everyday the dangers of electricityenergyeducation@  How to be We use role plays, posters, DVDs and real life props so the363 Wellington Street presentations are fun and engaging for all ages. Last year WesternPERTH WA 6000 Power presenters visited more than 200 schools, talking to 50,000 students from kindergarten to year seven. Phone our Energy Education Coordinator on (08) 9326 6269 or send an email to with your schools name, address, phone number, fax, number of classes by years, break times, contact person and email address. Let us know what we can do to make Safety in Schools Week even better for you!!! We can provide certificates for your students! 17
  21. 21. ‘Get Creative about Safety Competition’ Design a comic strip (using the template provided) showing what you have learnt during Safety in Schools Week OR make a copy of the questions for the Kidsafe WA online treasure hunt and find the answers hidden on our website! Winning entries may be used on the 2012 Safety in Schools Week promotional materials. Entries close Friday 10th August 2012.1st Prize: One Junior Primary and One Upper Primary The winning classes will receive a $400 gift voucher for Wooldridges Educational Superstore. Students will receive a SISW Prize Pack DONATED BY: Kidsafe WA2nd Prize: One Junior Primary and One Upper Primary The winning classes will receive $250 worth of books for their classroom. Students will receive a SISW Prize Pack DONATED BY: Kidsafe WA3rd Prize: One Junior Primary and One Upper Primary The winning classes will receive a St John Ambulance First Aid Kit for their school. Students will receive a SISW Prize Pack DONATED BY: St John Ambulance Australia Competition Entry Form Also available for download from the Kidsafe WA WebsiteSchool:Teacher:Address:Postcode: Phone: Fax:Email:Please Tick: Junior Primary (K–3) Upper Primary (4–7)Student’s Name:Student’s Age: Student’s Class/Year: All entries must be received by 5:00pm Friday 12th August 2012 at: Kidsafe WA GPO Box D184, PERTH WA 6840 18
  22. 22. Safety in Schools Week is a joint initiative of: Proudly Funded by: Thank-you to all the participating health agencies for their contribution and support of Safety in Schools Week 2012, collectively working toward preventing unintentional injuries in children and assisting to make Western Australia a safer place for our children. 19
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