The Personal, Social, Religious Education (PSRE) Department focuses on educating and preparing students for everyday situations, issues and choices that they will confront in their lives, now and in the future.
The Department is divided into two separate sections, Personal/Social and Religious Education, with a curriculum written and classes taught by a dedicated team of professionals with specific training and experience in the respective subject areas.
Guest speakers, classes taught by school nurses and practical experiences are just a few of the varying teaching methods that are used to ensure students are offered a broad, informative and enjoyable curriculum.
Personal Social Curriculum
Year 6: online safety, needlework project, smoking, emotional well-being, healthy eating and lifestyle choices, boys & girls – differences and similarities.
Year 7: financial capability, bullying and feeling safe, alcohol awareness, friendships, assumptions and stereotypes.
Year 8: St John ́s Ambulance Young Lifesaver Award, online safety, bulling awareness, student voice, equality (racial identity and sexism).
Year 10: substance use and abuse, relationships, sexuality and risk, cancer awareness, contraception, online safety, preparing for work experience, first aid recap – dealing with an emergency.
Year 11: study skills, body image and celebrity culture, mindfulness, mental health, gambling and debt, gang culture, the art of saying no, public speaking