Come and explore the beach and ocean with a real lifesaver and learn about the amazing creatures that live within the sea in our FREE virtual sessions.

Virtual Surf Life Saving Sessions - Curriculum Linked

Our virtual programs bring our qualified lifesavers right into your classroom! Students from K to 2 will learn about beach and ocean safety as they explore the creatures in our oceans. Our sessions are curriculum linked and designed for optimal engagement with your students. Upon registration you will be provided with log-in details to join your class to our live video sessions.

Our sessions are very interactive!

During your FREE, 45 minute sessions our experienced lifesavers will engage your students as we explore the animals from within the deep ocean and the creatures that lurk inside our coastal rock pools.

Watch our short video for a sneak peak!

What will your students discover?

  • Sea turtles use ocean currents to travel faster
  • Sharks are calm and not interested in humans at all
  • Bluebottles are a colony of four different types of animals
  • What sea creatures live in rockpools
  • If we get stung by a blue bottle what can we do?
  • How can we spot a rip current?
  • How many teeth can a shark have in a lifetime?
  • How can we stay safe at the beach?
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Exploring rockpools

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Spotting a rip

What will your students learn about beach safety?

  • F – Find the red and yellow flags and swim between them
  • L – Look for and read the safety signs
  • A – Ask a lifeguard or lifesaver for safety advice
  • G – Go swimming with an adult
  • S – Signal for help if you get into trouble in the water
  • Dangers of rip currents

Curriculum Aligned Key Messages

  • If you are not sure if a marine creature or plant is a hazard, look from a distance and don’t touch it
  • Humans can use the aquatic environment to inspire research, creativity and innovation
  • Dangers of rip currents
  • The aquatic environment needs to be looked after so future generations can enjoy it
  • "FLAGS" beach and water safety key messages
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I liked how we when we wanted to answer a question from the lifesaver we gave a thumbs up. I learnt a lot about the creatures in the ocean.

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What will teachers receive?

  • Free activity worksheets
  • Content outlines
  • Curriculum aligned unit outlines
  • On-line pre and post quiz
  • In depth learning and student engagement
  • Opportunities for your students to ask lots of questions and talk to our lifesavers

Teacher Resources

Please download the curriculum aligned unit outline and activity sheets to support in depth learning and student engagement.

Access the full curriculum linked and stage based unit outline including a 3 week lesson plan and activities for teachers to download and use in class.

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Being in a rural area it is important students learn where to swim safely (in between the red and yellow flags) at the beach as this is unfamiliar territory

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Don’t miss out on these amazing series of free, live, interactive sessions connecting your class to an expert lifesaver!

We're bringing you all the latest beach and coastal education related news, programs and resources for NSW teachers via our On Patrol newsletter.

Resources and programs for students and teachers:

Beach & Ocean Explorers

Come and spend some time with a real lifesaver as we delve deep into the ocean and discover some of its most amazing secrets in our virtual primary school sessions.

Creatures Big & Small (K-2)

Come and explore the ocean and beach with a real lifesaver and learn about the amazing creatures that live within the sea in our FREE virtual sessions.

Beach to Bush (K-6)

Bring the beach to your school with our lifesavers. Our very popular annual primary aged surf education program is returning for its 28th year in 2021!

Sporting Schools (K-6)

The Sporting Schools program is for all primary school students K-6 keen to learn water and beach skills through Surf Life Saving. The program brings schools and sports together to help Aussie children get active.

Ocean Myth Busters (3-6)

Come and explore some of the greatest myths of the ocean and coast with a real lifesaver in our FREE virtual sessions.

Lifesaver @ My School (K-6)

Bring a Lifesaver to your school and give your students the opportunity to learn about beach and ocean safety in their own classroom and backyard.

Race to the Flags (7-9)

In this stage based, curriculum aligned virtual session, students will have the opportunity to compete in groups with their classmates, as they problem solve real life lifesaving scenarios.

Lifesaver @ My School (7-12)

Bring a Lifesaver to your school and give your students the opportunity to learn about beach and ocean safety in their own classroom and backyard.

Lifesaver for a Day (10-12)

In this stage based, curriculum aligned virtual session, students will have the opportunity to problem solve and discuss real life Lifesaving scenarios as they explore the life and challenges of a lifesaver.

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 & Ocean Safety

Be prepared before you head to the beach and learn our useful tips to keep you, your family, your friends and your loved ones safe when you visit our beautiful coast!

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.

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 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!

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?

NSW Teachers School Newsletter

On Patrol Newsletter with the Surf Life Saving NSW Community Education team! Bringing you all the latest beach & coastal education related news, programs and resources for NSW teachers and schools.

Ask a Lifesaver!

Are you working on an assignment, need a fact for a project you are trying to finish, or just out of curiosity would like your question answered by our lifesavers who are passionate about beach and ocean safety? Ask our Lifesavers!

Primary Teaching Resources

Curriculum linked unit outlines with a 3 week staged based lesson plan for teachers to download.

Early Stage 1

This curriculum based Early Stage 1 Unit Outline includes a 3 week, staged based, lesson plan and activities for teachers to download.

Stage 1

This curriculum based Stage 1 Unit Outline includes a 3 week, staged based, lesson plan and activities for teachers to download.

Stage 2

This curriculum based Stage 1 Unit Outline includes a 3 week, staged based, lesson plan and activities for teachers to download.

Stage 3

This curriculum based Stage 3 Unit Outline includes a 3 week, staged based, lesson plan and activities for teachers to download.