Posted: Friday 6 August 2021
KEEPING OURSELVES SAFE
Today we held a parent and caregivers meeting with our Police Education Officer to talk about the Keeping Ourselves Safe programme that our school will be learning about over the next few weeks. Thank you to our whānau who were able to attend this meeting with us and our Police Community Officer, Constable Sandra Dacey who is supporting teachers with the teaching and learning of this programme. If you weren’t able to attend, information about the programme is available for our school community to view here at https://www.police.govt.nz/advice-services/personal-community-safety/school-portal
Below are direct links to the information and resources from the NZ Police website:
Keeping Ourselves Safe has been designed to give students the skills to cope in situations involving abuse. It has three overall aims:
to develop and strengthen children’s skills to keep themselves safe with other people;
to support and encourage abused children to get help from caring adults;
to make teachers and parents/caregivers more aware of the need to keep children safe from abuse by adults or other children.
To be successful, Keeping Ourselves Safe needs your help and support. Your child may have homework activities to work on with you.
It is important that you participate as much as possible and talk to your child about what they have been learning. This will help reinforce the messages the school is giving, and help your child to use his or her new skills with confidence.