QSI has adopted the “Keeping Safe” Child Protection Curriculum created by the Department for Education in South Australia. The program is for children 3 YO through Secondary IV. The program was developed by educators, administrators, and child protection experts. The curriculum has been updated over the past years to include contemporary issues such as bullying and cyber safety. In 2018 a global edition of the program was released. Topics can be sensitive, so a training program is required so that the skill, understanding, and delivery of the curriculum by each educator is effective.
The focus areas for each age group are: The Right to be Safe, Relationships, Recognizing and reporting abuse, Protective strategies.
All staff will have the “Keeping Safe” training on November 26. They will go over materials for their age group and be trained in delivery of the curriculum. Teachers will begin the program in January with their homeroom classes, once a week. Middle School and Secondary students will meet with their homerooms during Wednesday homeroom period for their discussions.
There will be a parent meeting to share an overview of the program on Friday, January 11th at 9 am. If you are interested in hearing more about the curriculum, please plan to attend.