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Explore & Discover on the Hub...

Learn about marine creatures

There are lots of amazing marine creatures that live in the ocean and on our beaches. What are the ones you should look out for when you visit the beach?

What is a rip?

Rip currents are one of the biggest dangers at the beach. Knowing what a rip is, how to spot one and how to avoid one is key to staying safe at the beach.

What is a wave?

Waves can be fun. You can dive under them, jump over them, watch them gently roll to shore or be awed by their power as they crash on the beach. So how are they formed?

How to stay safe at the beach

The beach is for everyone to enjoy. Knowing how to stay safe while at the beach will make sure that you and your family have the best day possible.

What is a lifesaver?

Each summer over 20,000 members of SLSNSW put on the iconic red and yellow uniforms at beaches across the state. So who exactly are these heroes in red and yellow? Let's find out!

Annie & the Waves

Learn how to stay safe at the beach with our lifesavers Grace, Liam & Louise. They will take your children on a narrated journey with Annie as she goes on holiday to the beach.

Beach fun with the Minions!

Get the kids learning with the Minions! Free beach safety activity sheets and and posters for your kids. They will absolutely love them!

Get Creative!

Here you will find some fun, interesting and educational beach and ocean themed activities for kids. Get creative as you learn about staying safe at the beach and protecting our oceans and exploring through sensory play.

Stay safe this summer in and around the water! Learn how to be safe while at the beach, rock fishing, boating, swimming pools, rivers and lakes. Also, learn basic CPR and First Aid skills. All for FREE.

SES Water Safety Event 2021

Join our Lifesavers at the beach and in the water as we take you on a tour of our beautiful beaches.

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Help raise awareness of swimming between the red and yellow flags on National Water Safety Day.

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Learn & Play in your language

Our Early Childhood resources and programs are aligned to the Early Years Learning Framework and incoporate the elements of interactive and sensory learning throughout. Programs within our Early Childhood space include:

- Beach & Ocean Sensory Sessions
- Meet a Lifesaver sessions
- Explore Your Beach Program

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Our programs & resources link to curriculum outcomes in key learning areas, including Science and Technology, PDHPE, HSIE, History and Geography. Unit outlines, programs and resources are available for:

- Early Stage 1
- Stage 1
- Stage 2
- Stage 3

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Our programs & resources link to curriculum outcomes in subject areas including Science and Technology, PDHPE, HSIE, Geography, Physical Activity & Sports Studies, Marine Aquaculture Studies, Science, English and Wellbeing & Personal Development. Unit outlines, programs and resources are available for:

- Stage 4
- Stage 5
- Stage 6

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Our programs & resources have been created in collaboration with our tertiary student networks and communities to ensure relevance and meaning to our international students and those studying migrant and refugee communities. Programs include:

- Day at the Beach
- Beach Life
- EXPO & O-Week Sessions

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Our community targeted programs focus on specific community groups, incoporating stories and relevant cultural aspects to ensure that our beach safety messages are meaningful, relevant and appropriate to all communities. Currently available:

- Multilingual Day at the Beach program
- Multilingual Gone Fishing program
- CALD service provider beach safety resource modules

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"That was the first time that I've felt that it could be a lot more dangerous. It was this 360 degree turn inside the water and I'm coming out, not knowing that there is another wave already on top of my head, and that took me back down again. And I think that was the first moment when I felt it just needed a minute within the ocean to change the circumstance for you"

- Babar's story

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Acknowledgement of Country

Join us as we pay our respects to this beautiful land and the traditional custodians of our country.

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