Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum
During Term 4, MacKillop Catholic College will implement The Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum. This important component of our Health Curriculum delivers key safety messages to all our students in Prep – Year 6. The Curriculum has been developed using evidence based research and it aligns with principles of best practice in child safety education.
Within the Curriculum, our students will learn how to recognise, react and report when they are unsafe or find themselves in situations that can have a significant detrimental effect on their physical, psychological or emotional wellbeing. MacKillop students will participate in a number of age-appropriate lessons about their personal safety and awareness, including cyber safety. The lessons aim to develop our student’s knowledge and skills using interactive materials and real life scenarios to recognise, react to, and report unsafe situations.
NB: It is important that this term, parents take the time to discuss the subject of Keeping Safe with their children. The curriculum does explore a number of different situations children might find themselves feeling unsafe in (including abduction) and your child might like to discuss this with you further. The majority of discussions centre around prevention
strategies, focusing on a range of ways to keep safe in situations that our children will potentially encounter. While information about abduction and safety with strangers is important, the reality is that the majority of children are more likely to be harmed by someone they know and trust.
Attached are some great tips from The Daniel Morcombe Foundation to help support your conversations with kids about keeping safe. This information and more can be found at this link: