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.

Curriculum Linked - Stage-based - Interactive - Scenario Based - Facilitated Discussion

Our stage based Lifesaver @ My School program brings our qualified lifesavers right into your classroom! Students from years 7-12 will have the opportunity to engage in facilitated discussions around beach and coastal safety related scenarios. Students will be prompted to enter into discussion with each other the ways in which decisions can impact our safety and will be asked to select safe and unsafe behaviours and actions.

Our sessions are very interactive!

During this FREE, 45-90 minute session our experienced lifesavers will engage your students as we wander through the day of a Lifesaver and some challenging beach and ocean safety relevant situations.

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What will your students learn about and engage in?

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Putting up the flags

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Performing a rescue

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Patrolling the beach

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Helping the community

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Staying fit & active

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Surf Life Saving equipment

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
  • Understanding your own limits and abilities in the water
  • Making safe decisions and dealing with challenging situations
  • Identifying and minimising risk taking behaviours (Inlcuding drug and alcohol use related scenarios for years 10-12)
  • What to do in an emergency situation

What will teachers receive?

  • Free scenario and problem based learning worksheets
  • Content outlines and overview
  • Curriculum aligned, stage based, 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

Interested in bringing a Lifesaver to your school or want to know more?

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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 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!

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!

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.

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 @ 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.

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.

Meet a Lifesaver

A session just for our little ones... Have your students say hello to a real Lifesaver either virtually or in your early childhood centre.

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.

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.

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.

Tertiary Student’s Beach Excursions

The best way to understand beach safety is with a visit to a beach and some time on the sand and in the water. Our knowledgeable lifesavers can help students experience the beach in a safe way.