Sexual Health Education at Rutherford.
Rutherford Elementary, with support from the PAC, has
secured the services of Kerri Isham (Power Up Workshops) to deliver the Sexual
Health Curriculum this year. As part of
the mandated curriculum set out by the Ministry of Education, our school is required
to teach about sexual health to the students. The learning outcomes from the
Health and Career Education Curriculum, mandated by the Ministry of Education, is
available on the ministry website. If you would like to have a look at the
prescribed learning outcomes please click HERE.
Information Letter to Parents
You should have already received a letter from the school regarding the sexual health education program. To view a copy of the letter click HERE.
Information Session for Parents - Nov 23rd 6-8PM Rutherford MPR
There will be an interactive workshop for parents at Rutherford Elementary on Wednesday November 23rd in the Rutherford Elementary Multi-Purpose Room from 6:00 to 8:00pm. This session will be with Kerri Isham and is a good opportunity to learn about the sexual health education program for your child, the importance of this education program and how it helps your child to protect their personal health and safety. The session is free for Rutherford parents (non-Rutherford parents $5).
Sexual Health Education is part of our BC Curriculum. There are grade-specific concepts as well as "big ideas" that focus on students knowing about their bodies and making healthy choices that help them look after themselves. To see the curriculum and access the resources please click HERE.
New Sexual Health Curriculum Overview Video.
Kerri Isham has produced a 17 minute video that gives an overview of the sexual health curriculum, the topics that she teaches and the rationale for the program. This is a good overview of the new K-7 British Columbia sexual health curriculum and my answer many of your questions about the topics covered and the program in general. To watch the video click HERE.
If you are looking for more information Kerri has man resources on her website www.powerupworkshops.ca .
Here is another valuable resource for parents:
Sexual health education in the schools: Questions and
edition, March 2010. Published by the Sex Information and Education Council of
Canada (SIECCAN), this resource provides answers to the most commonly asked
questions about sexual health education.
Resources for Parents
Many parents find that talking with their children about
sexuality and reproduction can be overwhelming. There are many tools to help
you, no matter if you’ve already begun talking with your children about
sexuality and want help answering specific questions, or if you don’t know how
to start the discussion. To see these resources, click HERE (you will be taken
to the Planned Parenthood Resources for Parents Webpage)
Talk to your teens. We know it can be difficult, and we're here to help. But there's no better resource than a supportive parent. You've been through it. Now you can make it easier for them. To see these resources click HERE (you will be taken to the Planned Parenthood Tools for Parents page)