The school service area includes all injury prevention activities and resources that support students, educators and administrators within a school setting. Schools are an ideal location to promote the awareness of child injury prevention methods to ensure West Australian children become healthy adults. Schools are also the second most frequent location for childhood injuries to occur after the home and almost half of all injury presentations are by primary school aged children.
Safety Island is an online interactive student education website. Students can utilise Safety Island to learn vital safety information via a fun and engaging online platform covering the topics of safety at home, at play, on the road and at school.
A new version of Safety Island is currently under development and will be available soon.
Keeping WA Kids Safe is an interactive incursion for pre-primary, year 1, 2 and 3 students led by Kidsafe WA. Sessions take place in the classroom and run for 40 minutes, covering key injury prevention topics of safety at home, at play and on the road.
Safety in Schools Resource Kit
Kidsafe WA with the support of Healthway have developed the Safety in Schools Resource Kit. This resource is a school based injury prevention teaching guide that can be implemented by the classroom or specialist health teacher during the regular health lessons with students in pre-primary to year two. This resource includes six detailed lesson plans for home, road and play safety which all link to the Western Australian Curriculum.
Watch Out for your Kids Activity Book
The Watch Out for your Kids Activity Book is an Aboriginal-specific resource that includes colouring-ins and activities related to safety for children. The activities relate to poisons safety, passenger safety, burns prevention and other safety topics. Books can be ordered on our online shop.