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“Be cool ... but be safe!”
Quote from - Year Five, Australian Islamic College
Kidsafe WA is the leading non-government, not-for-profit, charitable
organisation dedicated to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury.
Kidsafe WA are the lead agency co-ordinating Safety in Schools Week, in
conjunction with the Department of Education, Catholic Education Office,
Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia and the Princess
Margaret Hospital Foundation.


The co-ordinating agencies acknowledge the contribution of the collaborating
agencies, the Safety in Schools Week Advisory Committee, and all other
groups and individuals involved.




Kidsafe WA
GPO Box D184
PERTH WA 6840


Telephone:      (08) 9340 8509
Facsimile:      (08) 9340 8041


Email:          kidsafe@kidsafewa.com.au
Website:        www.kidsafewa.com.au




Safety in Schools Week 11th to 15th June 2012 Booklet


© Kidsafe WA 2012
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
Background Information on
Safety in Schools Week
Each year in WA, more children die as a result of injury than
from cancer, asthma and infectious diseases combined.
Safety in Schools Week is an annual event that aims to
reduce child injuries by encouraging schools to address
safety.


Safety in Schools Week takes a whole school approach to injury prevention,
involving educational bodies, schools, parents and the community to increase safety
both within schools and in the wider community. The initiative is supported by the
peak education bodies in Western Australia - the Department of Education and
Training, the Catholic Education Office and the Independent Schools Association of
WA. Their involvement enables Safety in Schools Week to be curriculum linked and
appropriate for the learning needs of Western Australian Children.


In 2012 Safety in Schools Week will be held from 11th – 15th June and involves
collaboration of over twenty Western Australian agencies who are committed to child
safety, many of whom have been involved since Safety in Schools Week
commenced in 1999. The theme for this year is “Be cool … But be safe” (taken from
the winning competition entry of SISW 2011), encouraging teachers and students to
be 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 be
used 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 in
Schools Week, including competitions, excursions and guest speakers. All details
and resources are downloadable from:
www.kidsafewa.com.au/safetyinschoolsweek.html


The 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
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. In
2010/2011 Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) treated 18,303 children as a result of
injury. 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 1,650
presentations to PMH by children injured at school (Females 38.3%, Males 61.7%).
The latest statistics show that 60% of recorded school based injury presentations
occur in primary school aged children (five to twelve years) from falls and blunt force
injuries 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
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 schools




World Health Organisation (1998), WHO's Global School Health Inititative: Health Promoting Schools,   Geneva,
Switzerland. http://www.who.int/school_youth_health/media/en/92.pdf



                                                          3
The Health Promoting Schools Framework
Health Promoting Schools is a global concept based on the World Health
Organisation’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 programs




World Health Organisation (1998), WHO's Global School Health Initiative: Health Promoting Schools, Geneva,
Switzerland. http://www.who.int/school_youth_health/media/en/92.pdf




                                                               4
How Schools Can Get Involved in Safety in Schools week
Class 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:
                                www.kidsafewa.com.au/safetyinschoolsweek.html


Agency Visits

Contact Safety in Schools Week
agencies, or local organisations to
organise a visit to your school. They
can offer class presentations, school
presentations and interactive learning
activities.

                                         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
How Schools Can Get Involved in Safety in Schools week

Excursions to Agency Workplaces

Some of the Safety in Schools Week agencies
have on-site resource and education centres
set up for school groups to view.
These excursions enable hands on interaction
and visual learning.
                                                   Photo: RSPCA has a School Excursion and
                                                   Incursion program that allows students to visit their
Contact agencies directly to see what              head office in Malaga and witness their work as well
                                                   as having a fun and enjoyable day playing with all
excursion opportunities are available.             the wonderful animals in their shelter!




School Safety Audit
Take the opportunity during Safety in Schools Week to assess the physical safety of
your school grounds. Even with ongoing maintenance, it can be easy to overlook
hazards that you see every day. Playgrounds, fences, railings and paths can quickly
deteriorate 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 a
checklist 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
How Schools Can Get Involved in Safety in Schools week
Dress up Days
Hold a ‘Safety Dress Day’ where students can dress up in
the theme of safety. This encourages them to think about the
role that different people in the community play in safety and
injury prevention - and it’s also fun!

You could also use the day to raise money for your favourite
charity, like the PMH Foundation’s Dollar Dress Day.
                                                                               Photo: Izzy the Road Safety
                                                                               Mascot from SDERA
Children 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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxQYkgzl4E0




Books, board games and visual arts

Have students design board games, story
books and other visual arts based around
safety.
                                                                            Photo: Examples of story books




Other 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
Adapting safety activities for Rural and Remote
schools
Each rural and remote community has its own unique characteristics, challenges and
opportunities. Schools in these communities have different needs, resources and
students. In addition, these schools do not have ready access to the agencies that
provide Safety in Schools Week activities, however these safety activities can be
modified to suit rural and remote schools.

The information provided in this booklet is based on suggestions identified in the
Remote Review of the School Drug Education Project (SDEP) in conjunction with the
Kimberly Regional Organising Committee for Drug Education (KROC). This is a guide
as each class is as different as the teachers and students within it. It should be used as
a quick ideas reference on which activities are suitable for what levels and how to adapt
the activities to suit rural and remote communities. The following information is designed
to be used in consultation with the activity sheets available from the Safety in Schools
Week website. Where activities identify a metropolitan agency that can visit your school
to 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 up
for sport and the importance of wearing appropriate footwear and protective gear; local
volunteer fire fighters to talk about what to do in the event of a fire or emergency or the
Occupational Health and Safety Officer from the local mining company discussing a
range 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 http://www.wacountry.health.wa.gov.au



                                                   8
Adapting safety activities for Rural and Remote
schools
Planning 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 Suggestions
Always consult your AIEO regarding sensitive issues and a cultural perspective. Rely on
student creative talents such as drawing, acting/miming. ‘Doing’ activities work best where
students 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
Children’s Interactive Website




In 2011 Kidsafe WA designed and developed “Safety Island”, a new children’s
interactive website. Safety Island is a fun and free interactive site for students,
teachers, parents and health professional's interested in safety and injury
prevention.


Safety Island was officially launched at the regional launch of Safety in Schools
Week 2011 and was developed with the support of the WA Department of Health
in consultation with metropolitan and regional schools. The website has also been
supported by the Department of Education and Catholic Education Office.


Safety Island provides activities that children in Kindergarten to Year 7 can do at
school or at home around the different areas of child injury prevention such as
home, road, school and playground safety. Follow the link from the Kidsafe WA
Home page www.kidsafewa.com.au to Safety Island.




     It is a “secure” portal so make sure you register yourself and your class!

              http://www.kidsafewa.com.au/safetyisland




                                          10
Safety in Schools Week Agencies
Who are they and what they offer your school?
Australian Physiotherapy
      Association
                              Physiotherapists work with people of all ages to help them move well
Ph: (08) 9389 9211            so that they can enjoy life to its fullest. During Safety in Schools
Fax: (08) 9389 9221           week children participate in activities to improve their balance,
                              strength and coordination so that they can be fit. Children who are fit
www.physiotherapy.asn.au      play safely at home, in the playground, at the park or during sport.
vivienne.travlos@nd.edu.au    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 to
NEDLANDS 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 in
Ph: (08) 9388 4351            our community. As a non-government agency we rely on donations
Fax: (08) 9388 4399           and community support to provide a comprehensive range of
                              information, services and resources.
www.cancerwa.asn.au
                              For schools, these services include the skin cancer reduction
www.GenerationSunSmart.com    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 information
SHENTON 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 www.GenerationSunSmart.com



     Chiropractor’s
    Association WA
                              The Western Australian branch of the Chiropractors’ Association of
Ph: (08) 9367 3177            Australia (CAA(WA)) has been closely involved with local schools for
Fax: (08) 9367 3577           more than seven years, developing simple programs to help children
                              understand the importance of their spines, and how they can protect
www.chiropractors.asn.au      the health and function of this important part of their bodies.

caawa@westnet.com.au          The program focuses on maintaining good posture, protecting the
                              spine from unnecessary strain by wearing backpacks efficiently and
PO Box 1010                   avoiding overloading or unbalanced loads, and playing safely. The
SOUTH 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
Safety in Schools Week Agencies
Who 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 12
Fax: (08) 9228 8533
                                      students x $25 each);
www.wa.cycling.org.au              Cycling skill education and accreditation for teachers and the
                                      public ($197).
wa.info@cycling.org.au
                               Free Teacher resource sheet available:” Cycling WA Bicycle
PO 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 oral
Ph: (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 a
www.dental.wa.gov.au           wide range of dental topics and target groups, are available in limited
                               numbers at no cost. These are listed in the DHEU Resource
dheu@dental.health.wa.gov.au   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, photo
COMO 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 result
Ph: (08) 6380 4900             of entertainment noise, in particular, personal music players. It
Fax: (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 NIHL.
www.earscience.org.au
                               The Ear Science Institute of Australia (ESIA) is an independent,
natalie.leishman               not-for-profit organisation. We are a community focused partnership
@earscience.org.au             dedicated to the research and treatment of ear and hearing
                               disorders. The Institute is affiliated with the University of Western
Level 2, 1 Salvado Road        Australia and teaching hospitals in Western Australia. This is the first
SUBIACO 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
Safety in Schools Week Agencies
Who 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 with
Ph: (08) 9359 4114       the voluntary work of farmers and enthusiasm of other interested
Fax: (08) 9359 3468      bodies.
www.farmsafewa.org       The Farmsafe WA Alliance mission is: In partnership with the WA
                         farming community, Farmsafe WA Alliance will identify health and
admin@farmsafewa.org     safety issues, provide knowledge and motivation to develop
                         strategies and help find solutions to improved work practices and
PO 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 FESA's Education & Heritage
Ph: (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 school
www.fesa.wa.gov.au       children: Emergency Helpers in the Community and Me (PP - Yr 2)
                         and the Home Fire Safety Program (Yrs 3-7). See classic fire
fesa@fesa.wa.com.au      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
                         www.fesa.wa.gov.au (follow the links to Young People and Teaching
                         Resources). Contact Bev or Liz at FESA to find out more.



        Headwest

Ph: (08) 9330 6370       Headwest is a free and confidential advocacy service that helps
Fax: (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 other
www.headwest.asn.au      accidents, for example, injuries from car and bike accidents, illness
                         and assault (hitting etc.). We do this through advocacy, helping
admin@headwest.asn.au    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 to
ALFRED 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
Safety in Schools Week Agencies
Who 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 safety
Ph: (08) 9420 7212             promotion in Western Australia.
Fax: (08) 9486 7955
                               Key Objectives:
www.iccwa.org.au
                                Reduce the incidence of injuries and their effects by
sstevely@iccwa.org.au            representation, publicity and promotion of safe practices
                                Draw attention to the physical, mental social, economic and other
City West Lotteries House, 2     aspects of injuries
Delhi 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 the
Ph: (08) 9340 8509             Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia, a national
Fax: (08) 9340 8041            organisation first established in 1979. Our focus is on preventing
                               deaths and reducing the incidence and severity of unintentional
www.kidsafewa.com.au           injuries to children aged less than 15 years. Our primary
                               underpinning principle is “Children First” – the safety and protection
kidsafe@kidsafewa.com.au       of children.

GPO Box D184                   We offer a range of services to schools and the wider community
PERTH 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 water
Ph: (08) 9383 8200
                               related pursuits. The Society has developed into the leading water
Fax: (08) 9383 9922
                               safety education organisation in Australia. Royal Life Saving is
                               dedicated to turning everyday people into everyday community
www.lifesavingwa.com.au
                               lifesavers. We achieve this through education, advocacy, risk
                               management, training, sport and participation, health promotion and
acarey@rlsswa.com.au
                               research.
PO Box 28
                               The Royal Life Saving has been participating in the safety in schools
Floreat Forum
                               week for the past 10 years and aims to increase water safety
FLOREAT 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
Safety in Schools Week Agencies
Who are they and what they offer your school?
         RSPCA
                            The RSPCA is a community based charity that works to prevent
Ph: (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 both
www.rspcawa.asn.au          at home and in the community. Some of the resources they provide
                            include:
education@rspcawa.asn.au
                            RSPCA WA Education Program
PO Box 3147                  Books available for year levels Pre-Primary – Year 3 and 4-7.
MALAGA WA 6945               Primary & Secondary level, lesson plans downloadable at
                               www.rspcawa.asn.au
                             World of Animal Welfare –games, resources for students and
                               teachers at www.woaw.org.au.
                             RSPCA Education CD ROM
                             School Excursions and Incursions, Curriculum Council Endorsed
                               Secondary Program and School Holiday Activities


          SDERA

Ph: (08) 9264 4743          School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) is the WA State
Fax: (08) 9264 4903         Government’s primary drug and road safety education strategy.
                            SDERA works with schools and the wider community to provide best
www.sdera.wa.edu.au         practice road safety, resilience and drug education aimed at keeping
                            young people safer.
anne.MILLER@det.wa.edu.au
                            SDERA empowers school based staff, parents and community
151 Royal St                agencies through professional development services and support
EAST 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’s
Ph: (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 available.
www.smawa.asn.au
                            We can offer individuals or schools free guidelines for exercising in
sara@smawa.asn.au           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 the
CLAREMONT 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
Safety in Schools Week Agencies
Who 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 is
Fax: (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 the
www.ambulance.net.au        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 Highway
BELMONT 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 educational
Ph: (08) 9243 9444          and emergency rescue service to all users of West Australian beach-
Fax: (08) 9243 9499         es.

www.mybeach.com.au          Surf Life Saving WA comprises of a State centre, 28 Surf Life Saving
                            clubs located around the coastline and over 16,000 members who all
shudon@mybeach.com.au       share the vision ‘Saving Lives and Building Great Communities.’

PO Box 382                  In keeping with this, Surf Life Saving WA provides a number of
NORTH 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.



       Transperth
Ph: (08) 9326 3970          Transperth is part of the WA State Government’s Public Transport
Fax: (08) 9326 2487         Authority. Transperth has had a long standing involvement with
                            Safety in School Week through the Transperth Get On Board
www.transperth.wa.gov.au    Education Program, contributing lessons to the folder and
                            participating in the school launches to promote safety in and around
carol–anne.prinsloo         buses.
@pta.wa.gov.au
                            The Transperth Get On Board Education Program also provides
PO Box 8125                 interactive programs and resources to schools and community
PERTH BUSINESS CENTRE       groups which focus primary on how to access and use the public
WA 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 education@transperth.wa.gov.au




                                             16
Safety in Schools Week Agencies
Who 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 teach
Ph: (08) 9326 6269        students:
Fax: (08) 9326 4984
                           How electricity works
www.westernpower.com.au    How they come in to contact with electricity everyday the dangers
                             of electricity
energyeducation@           How to be safe
westernpower.com.au
                          We use role plays, posters, DVD's and real life props so the
363 Wellington Street     presentations are fun and engaging for all ages. Last year Western
PERTH 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 energyeducation@westernpower.com.au 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
‘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 WA

2nd 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 WA

3rd 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 Website

School:
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
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.


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Kidsafe booklet

  • 1. “Be cool ... but be safe!” Quote from - Year Five, Australian Islamic College
  • 2.
  • 3. Kidsafe WA is the leading non-government, not-for-profit, charitable organisation dedicated to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury. Kidsafe WA are the lead agency co-ordinating Safety in Schools Week, in conjunction with the Department of Education, Catholic Education Office, Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia and the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. The co-ordinating agencies acknowledge the contribution of the collaborating agencies, the Safety in Schools Week Advisory Committee, and all other groups and individuals involved. Kidsafe WA GPO Box D184 PERTH WA 6840 Telephone: (08) 9340 8509 Facsimile: (08) 9340 8041 Email: kidsafe@kidsafewa.com.au Website: www.kidsafewa.com.au Safety in Schools Week 11th to 15th June 2012 Booklet © Kidsafe WA 2012
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Background Information on Safety in Schools Week Each year in WA, more children die as a result of injury than from cancer, asthma and infectious diseases combined. Safety in Schools Week is an annual event that aims to reduce child injuries by encouraging schools to address safety. Safety in Schools Week takes a whole school approach to injury prevention, involving educational bodies, schools, parents and the community to increase safety both within schools and in the wider community. The initiative is supported by the peak education bodies in Western Australia - the Department of Education and Training, the Catholic Education Office and the Independent Schools Association of WA. Their involvement enables Safety in Schools Week to be curriculum linked and appropriate for the learning needs of Western Australian Children. In 2012 Safety in Schools Week will be held from 11th – 15th June and involves collaboration of over twenty Western Australian agencies who are committed to child safety, many of whom have been involved since Safety in Schools Week commenced in 1999. The theme for this year is “Be cool … But be safe” (taken from the winning competition entry of SISW 2011), encouraging teachers and students to be 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 be used 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 in Schools Week, including competitions, excursions and guest speakers. All details and resources are downloadable from: www.kidsafewa.com.au/safetyinschoolsweek.html The 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
  • 6. 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. In 2010/2011 Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) treated 18,303 children as a result of injury. 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 1,650 presentations to PMH by children injured at school (Females 38.3%, Males 61.7%). The latest statistics show that 60% of recorded school based injury presentations occur in primary school aged children (five to twelve years) from falls and blunt force injuries 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
  • 7. 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 schools World Health Organisation (1998), WHO's Global School Health Inititative: Health Promoting Schools, Geneva, Switzerland. http://www.who.int/school_youth_health/media/en/92.pdf 3
  • 8. The Health Promoting Schools Framework Health Promoting Schools is a global concept based on the World Health Organisation’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 programs World Health Organisation (1998), WHO's Global School Health Initiative: Health Promoting Schools, Geneva, Switzerland. http://www.who.int/school_youth_health/media/en/92.pdf 4
  • 9. How Schools Can Get Involved in Safety in Schools week Class 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: www.kidsafewa.com.au/safetyinschoolsweek.html Agency Visits Contact Safety in Schools Week agencies, or local organisations to organise a visit to your school. They can offer class presentations, school presentations and interactive learning activities. 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
  • 10. How Schools Can Get Involved in Safety in Schools week Excursions to Agency Workplaces Some of the Safety in Schools Week agencies have on-site resource and education centres set up for school groups to view. These excursions enable hands on interaction and visual learning. Photo: RSPCA has a School Excursion and Incursion program that allows students to visit their Contact agencies directly to see what head office in Malaga and witness their work as well as having a fun and enjoyable day playing with all excursion opportunities are available. the wonderful animals in their shelter! School Safety Audit Take the opportunity during Safety in Schools Week to assess the physical safety of your school grounds. Even with ongoing maintenance, it can be easy to overlook hazards that you see every day. Playgrounds, fences, railings and paths can quickly deteriorate 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 a checklist 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
  • 11. How Schools Can Get Involved in Safety in Schools week Dress up Days Hold a ‘Safety Dress Day’ where students can dress up in the theme of safety. This encourages them to think about the role that different people in the community play in safety and injury prevention - and it’s also fun! You could also use the day to raise money for your favourite charity, like the PMH Foundation’s Dollar Dress Day. Photo: Izzy the Road Safety Mascot from SDERA Children 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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxQYkgzl4E0 Books, board games and visual arts Have students design board games, story books and other visual arts based around safety. Photo: Examples of story books Other 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
  • 12. Adapting safety activities for Rural and Remote schools Each rural and remote community has its own unique characteristics, challenges and opportunities. Schools in these communities have different needs, resources and students. In addition, these schools do not have ready access to the agencies that provide Safety in Schools Week activities, however these safety activities can be modified to suit rural and remote schools. The information provided in this booklet is based on suggestions identified in the Remote Review of the School Drug Education Project (SDEP) in conjunction with the Kimberly Regional Organising Committee for Drug Education (KROC). This is a guide as each class is as different as the teachers and students within it. It should be used as a quick ideas reference on which activities are suitable for what levels and how to adapt the activities to suit rural and remote communities. The following information is designed to be used in consultation with the activity sheets available from the Safety in Schools Week website. Where activities identify a metropolitan agency that can visit your school to 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 up for sport and the importance of wearing appropriate footwear and protective gear; local volunteer fire fighters to talk about what to do in the event of a fire or emergency or the Occupational Health and Safety Officer from the local mining company discussing a range 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 http://www.wacountry.health.wa.gov.au 8
  • 13. Adapting safety activities for Rural and Remote schools Planning 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 Suggestions Always consult your AIEO regarding sensitive issues and a cultural perspective. Rely on student creative talents such as drawing, acting/miming. ‘Doing’ activities work best where students 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
  • 14. Children’s Interactive Website In 2011 Kidsafe WA designed and developed “Safety Island”, a new children’s interactive website. Safety Island is a fun and free interactive site for students, teachers, parents and health professional's interested in safety and injury prevention. Safety Island was officially launched at the regional launch of Safety in Schools Week 2011 and was developed with the support of the WA Department of Health in consultation with metropolitan and regional schools. The website has also been supported by the Department of Education and Catholic Education Office. Safety Island provides activities that children in Kindergarten to Year 7 can do at school or at home around the different areas of child injury prevention such as home, road, school and playground safety. Follow the link from the Kidsafe WA Home page www.kidsafewa.com.au to Safety Island. It is a “secure” portal so make sure you register yourself and your class! http://www.kidsafewa.com.au/safetyisland 10
  • 15. Safety in Schools Week Agencies Who are they and what they offer your school? Australian Physiotherapy Association Physiotherapists work with people of all ages to help them move well Ph: (08) 9389 9211 so that they can enjoy life to its fullest. During Safety in Schools Fax: (08) 9389 9221 week children participate in activities to improve their balance, strength and coordination so that they can be fit. Children who are fit www.physiotherapy.asn.au play safely at home, in the playground, at the park or during sport. vivienne.travlos@nd.edu.au 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 to NEDLANDS 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 in Ph: (08) 9388 4351 our community. As a non-government agency we rely on donations Fax: (08) 9388 4399 and community support to provide a comprehensive range of information, services and resources. www.cancerwa.asn.au For schools, these services include the skin cancer reduction www.GenerationSunSmart.com 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 information SHENTON 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 www.GenerationSunSmart.com Chiropractor’s Association WA The Western Australian branch of the Chiropractors’ Association of Ph: (08) 9367 3177 Australia (CAA(WA)) has been closely involved with local schools for Fax: (08) 9367 3577 more than seven years, developing simple programs to help children understand the importance of their spines, and how they can protect www.chiropractors.asn.au the health and function of this important part of their bodies. caawa@westnet.com.au The program focuses on maintaining good posture, protecting the spine from unnecessary strain by wearing backpacks efficiently and PO Box 1010 avoiding overloading or unbalanced loads, and playing safely. The SOUTH 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
  • 16. Safety in Schools Week Agencies Who 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 12 Fax: (08) 9228 8533 students x $25 each); www.wa.cycling.org.au  Cycling skill education and accreditation for teachers and the public ($197). wa.info@cycling.org.au Free Teacher resource sheet available:” Cycling WA Bicycle PO 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 oral Ph: (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 a www.dental.wa.gov.au wide range of dental topics and target groups, are available in limited numbers at no cost. These are listed in the DHEU Resource dheu@dental.health.wa.gov.au 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, photo COMO 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 result Ph: (08) 6380 4900 of entertainment noise, in particular, personal music players. It Fax: (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 NIHL. www.earscience.org.au The Ear Science Institute of Australia (ESIA) is an independent, natalie.leishman not-for-profit organisation. We are a community focused partnership @earscience.org.au dedicated to the research and treatment of ear and hearing disorders. The Institute is affiliated with the University of Western Level 2, 1 Salvado Road Australia and teaching hospitals in Western Australia. This is the first SUBIACO 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
  • 17. Safety in Schools Week Agencies Who 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 with Ph: (08) 9359 4114 the voluntary work of farmers and enthusiasm of other interested Fax: (08) 9359 3468 bodies. www.farmsafewa.org The Farmsafe WA Alliance mission is: In partnership with the WA farming community, Farmsafe WA Alliance will identify health and admin@farmsafewa.org safety issues, provide knowledge and motivation to develop strategies and help find solutions to improved work practices and PO 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 FESA's Education & Heritage Ph: (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 school www.fesa.wa.gov.au children: Emergency Helpers in the Community and Me (PP - Yr 2) and the Home Fire Safety Program (Yrs 3-7). See classic fire fesa@fesa.wa.com.au 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 www.fesa.wa.gov.au (follow the links to Young People and Teaching Resources). Contact Bev or Liz at FESA to find out more. Headwest Ph: (08) 9330 6370 Headwest is a free and confidential advocacy service that helps Fax: (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 other www.headwest.asn.au accidents, for example, injuries from car and bike accidents, illness and assault (hitting etc.). We do this through advocacy, helping admin@headwest.asn.au 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 to ALFRED 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
  • 18. Safety in Schools Week Agencies Who 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 safety Ph: (08) 9420 7212 promotion in Western Australia. Fax: (08) 9486 7955 Key Objectives: www.iccwa.org.au  Reduce the incidence of injuries and their effects by sstevely@iccwa.org.au representation, publicity and promotion of safe practices  Draw attention to the physical, mental social, economic and other City West Lotteries House, 2 aspects of injuries Delhi 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 the Ph: (08) 9340 8509 Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia, a national Fax: (08) 9340 8041 organisation first established in 1979. Our focus is on preventing deaths and reducing the incidence and severity of unintentional www.kidsafewa.com.au injuries to children aged less than 15 years. Our primary underpinning principle is “Children First” – the safety and protection kidsafe@kidsafewa.com.au of children. GPO Box D184 We offer a range of services to schools and the wider community PERTH 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 water Ph: (08) 9383 8200 related pursuits. The Society has developed into the leading water Fax: (08) 9383 9922 safety education organisation in Australia. Royal Life Saving is dedicated to turning everyday people into everyday community www.lifesavingwa.com.au lifesavers. We achieve this through education, advocacy, risk management, training, sport and participation, health promotion and acarey@rlsswa.com.au research. PO Box 28 The Royal Life Saving has been participating in the safety in schools Floreat Forum week for the past 10 years and aims to increase water safety FLOREAT 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
  • 19. Safety in Schools Week Agencies Who are they and what they offer your school? RSPCA The RSPCA is a community based charity that works to prevent Ph: (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 both www.rspcawa.asn.au at home and in the community. Some of the resources they provide include: education@rspcawa.asn.au RSPCA WA Education Program PO Box 3147  Books available for year levels Pre-Primary – Year 3 and 4-7. MALAGA WA 6945  Primary & Secondary level, lesson plans downloadable at www.rspcawa.asn.au  World of Animal Welfare –games, resources for students and teachers at www.woaw.org.au.  RSPCA Education CD ROM  School Excursions and Incursions, Curriculum Council Endorsed Secondary Program and School Holiday Activities SDERA Ph: (08) 9264 4743 School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) is the WA State Fax: (08) 9264 4903 Government’s primary drug and road safety education strategy. SDERA works with schools and the wider community to provide best www.sdera.wa.edu.au practice road safety, resilience and drug education aimed at keeping young people safer. anne.MILLER@det.wa.edu.au SDERA empowers school based staff, parents and community 151 Royal St agencies through professional development services and support EAST 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’s Ph: (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 available. www.smawa.asn.au We can offer individuals or schools free guidelines for exercising in sara@smawa.asn.au 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 the CLAREMONT 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
  • 20. Safety in Schools Week Agencies Who 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 is Fax: (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 the www.ambulance.net.au 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 Highway BELMONT 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 educational Ph: (08) 9243 9444 and emergency rescue service to all users of West Australian beach- Fax: (08) 9243 9499 es. www.mybeach.com.au Surf Life Saving WA comprises of a State centre, 28 Surf Life Saving clubs located around the coastline and over 16,000 members who all shudon@mybeach.com.au share the vision ‘Saving Lives and Building Great Communities.’ PO Box 382 In keeping with this, Surf Life Saving WA provides a number of NORTH 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. Transperth Ph: (08) 9326 3970 Transperth is part of the WA State Government’s Public Transport Fax: (08) 9326 2487 Authority. Transperth has had a long standing involvement with Safety in School Week through the Transperth Get On Board www.transperth.wa.gov.au Education Program, contributing lessons to the folder and participating in the school launches to promote safety in and around carol–anne.prinsloo buses. @pta.wa.gov.au The Transperth Get On Board Education Program also provides PO Box 8125 interactive programs and resources to schools and community PERTH BUSINESS CENTRE groups which focus primary on how to access and use the public WA 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 education@transperth.wa.gov.au 16
  • 21. Safety in Schools Week Agencies Who 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 teach Ph: (08) 9326 6269 students: Fax: (08) 9326 4984  How electricity works www.westernpower.com.au  How they come in to contact with electricity everyday the dangers of electricity energyeducation@  How to be safe westernpower.com.au We use role plays, posters, DVD's and real life props so the 363 Wellington Street presentations are fun and engaging for all ages. Last year Western PERTH 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 energyeducation@westernpower.com.au 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
  • 22. ‘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 WA 2nd 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 WA 3rd 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 Website School: 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
  • 23. 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