Primary Teaching Resources

Curriculum linked and stage based unit outlines with a 3 week lesson plan for teachers to download and use in class.

Primary Unit Outlines

We have created curriculum aligned unit resources for Early Stage 1 to Stage 3 to assist teachers to integrate beach and coastal safety activities into your lesson plans in an easy and simple way. These units are complemented by our primary virtual and incursion programs. Each unit is stage based and has a 3 week curriculum lesson plan and is supported by activity sheets and resources.

Key beach safety messages included in each unit

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

This unit delves into the amazing world of the beach, ocean and inland waterways and lays a foundational knowledge of coastal and inland water environment safety. Explore the features of our waterways and coastlines, uncover hazards and learn how to keep safe and mitigate risks all while having fun and enjoying all that our amazing natural environments have to offer.

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In this unit students will uncover the hazards in our waterways and coastlines and will learn how to keep safe when enjoying them. Students will explore ocean creatures big and small and they will learn how humans are the key to ensuring our marine environment is conserved for future generations.

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The beach, coastline and inland waterways are a source of inspiration, a place of discovery and at times generating myths and uncertainties that can alter the confidence and ability to make informed safety decisions by those who are using the beach and waterways. Students will conduct daily investigation of the conditions of the beach, discover how river systems form and create a water safety prevention strategy.

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In this unit students will conduct daily investigations of the conditions of the beach, discover how river systems form and use 'real world" water safety scenarios to create a strategy to manage and remove the danger or risk to make a safe situation..


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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.

Learn more about our programs for primary students:

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 (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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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