This information provides guidance to principals regarding the implementation of HIV, hepatitis C and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) education.
Schools, parents and the community share the task of educating young people about HIV, hepatitis C and STIs. Schools are well placed to enhance the information children receive at home.
Education and prevention programs should develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes about HIV, hepatitis C and STIs. Programs should be delivered as part of a broader sexuality and relationships education program. When planning for your school:
- ensure programs are sequential, age-appropriate and based on
principles of best practice (DOC, 276KB)
- consider a range professional development delivery options for teachers and school staff (ie. online, in-services provided by other school staff and/or external service providers such as Department of Health or Family Planning Queensland
- ensure forums, seminars and one-off external programs, if used, supplement the central role of the teacher and align with departmental policies and procedures
- ensure external service providers possess a
Blue Card, where required
- involve the school community in the consultation process about HIV, hepatitis C and STI education programs within the school
- encourage parents to discuss the HIV, hepatitis C and STI education program with their children
- encourage students to talk to their parents and school staff about HIV, hepatitis C and STIs.