NSW Teachers School Newsletter

On Patrol with Community Education

We're bringing you all the latest beach and coastal education related news, programs and resources for NSW teachers and schools in our 'On Patrol' newsletter. Our motto at Community Education is to 'Engage, Educate and Empower' schools through our beach and water safety education programs. We have lots on offer and will be showcasing these through our quarterly newsletter.

What's in the current edition?

  • Meet our surf lifesavers Justine & Matt
  • Beach and coastal safety education for your students on our Beach & Coastal Safety Resource Hub
  • Ask an Expert
  • Why are our School Run Programs Important?
  • Beach to Bush 2024
  • Big Beach Week 2024
  • What's Coming up this Year?
  • SPIN & SPLASH – Beach Life Challenge Game
  • Secondary Unit Resources
  • Fishy Fact!

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Primary Teaching Resources

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

Beach to Bush (K-6)

Each year our volunteer lifesavers go "bush" to educate students about beach and water safety.

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!

Lifesaver @ My School (K-6)

Our Lifesaver @ My School program brings our qualified lifesavers right into your classroom! Students from K to 6 will learn about beach and ocean safety.

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.

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.

Annie & the Waves

A session just for our little ones...your children will meet our lifesavers virtually in these FREE 20-25 minutes interactive sessions.

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!