Our Primary School programs and resources will give your students the opportunity to learn about beach and ocean safety with real lifesavers. Our virtual and incursion sessions are engaging and interactive.

Adults, Parents & Families

A vital key message for our adults is to remember that beach safety begins well before setting foot in the sand and it begins with the decision to go to the beach. It is the small positive decisions and actions that we take that will ultimately provide for our and our familys’ well-being.

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.

Beach & Ocean Sensory Show

Our Early Childhood Sensory Play Sessions have been created to provide young children, teachers and parents with education around coastal and inland waterways safety.

Beach Life Program

This International student targeted program will help your students develop the knowledge and awareness they need to safely enjoy our coastlines and take part in the Australian beach life!

Beach Safety @ Your Event

Bring the beach to you! Have our Lifesavers attend your next event or festival. Our team can setup a Surf Life Saving stall at any venue and engage & talk with students about beach and ocean safety, the red & yellow flags, beach safety signs, marine creatures, rip currents and lot’s more.

Beach Safety @ Your O’Week

SLSNSW Education Team can set stalls at your university/college orientation week and engage & talk with students about beach and ocean safety, the red & yellow flags, beach safety signs, marine creatures, rip currents and many more.

Beach to Bush (K-6)

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

Beach to Bush 2020

Beach to Bush 2020 was an amazing tour with over 9000 students attending a beach and coastal safety session with our lifesavers over three weeks.

Beach to Bush 2021

For the first time Beach to Bush 2021 was brought to schools virtually with over 7000 students meeting our dedicated lifesavers.

Beach to Bush 2022

Bring the beach to your school with our lifesavers. Our very popular annual primary aged surf education program is returning for its 29th year in 2022!

Behind the News with ABC

Prepare your students to stay safe on the beaches and in our waterways by embedding some of these BTN episodes in your classroom.

Behind the scenes video

Follow the behind the scenes in the development of surf life saving’s new VR Drone Simulation.
This video explores the different roles of people involved and follows the process of development from conceptual, through physical creation, practicalities and challenges involved with the creation of a new virtual reality experience of the coastline.

Community 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 your group experience the beach in a safe way.

Community Education Health Check & Report

SLSNSW conducted a Community Education Health Check, giving NSW SLS clubs and branches the opportunity to provide valuable feedback, comments and information back to SLSNSW.

Community Education Support

Community education is an organisational responsibility at all levels of the organisation. SLSNSW’s focus is to support clubs and branches to engage in community education, and to fill any gaps in delivery for at-risk groups where required.

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.

Day @ the Beach

Day @ the Beach is a multicultural and CALD community targeted beach safety program can be delivered virtually or face to face in a selection of languages.

Drowning Statistics & Data

Let’s take a look at what the data has to say about drownings on our coastlines. Data is provided by the SLSNSW Coastal Safety Report 2021 and Australian Water Safety Strategy 2030.

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.

First Aid Training & Courses

First Aid Training & Courses with Surf Life Saving Academy

Glossary

Our glossary has been created to support diverse audiences to improve their understanding of basic beach and surf lifesaving terminology.

Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing is program which you can learn about making better decisions from before they even go fishing and how you can take actions to improve your safety while enjoying pleasant rock-fishing experience.

International Student Water Safety Videos

This video series was launched in December 2020 and is a Study NSW Partner Project collaboration with the NSW Police Force, Surf Lifesaving NSW, Royal Lifesaving NSW and Northern Beaches Council.

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)

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.

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.

Low ELP Resources

Resources and worksheets to support individuals and groups with a low english language proficiency (Low-ELP) that are themed around the beach and ocean.

Meet a Lifesaver

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

Monthly Livestreams

Come along with us as we take you on a tour of the beach and ocean on a real jet ski and explore the coastline together.

Multicultural Community Education Support

Multicultural and Culutrally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities are a high priority for SLSNSW when it comes to educating and engaging them in key beach safety messages.

Multilingual Beach Safety Fact Sheets

Our beach safety fact sheets have been created for our diverse multilingual communities with the support of our Multicultural Advisory group and with the help of the communities they are created for.

Multilingual Beach Safety Quizzes

These quizzes have been developed by SLSNSW to support the learning of our in language content. The quizzes are a fun and informative way to learn and consolidate knowledge and are available in multiple languages.

Multilingual Beach Safety Videos

These videos have been filmed with the help of our amazing Surf Life Saving Lifesavers and members. These videos focus on key beach safety messaging and are subtitled in English.

Multilingual Meet A Lifesaver Videos

These videos have been filmed with the help of our amazing Surf Life Saving Lifesavers and members. These videos explore our lifesaver’s stories and experiences with Australian beaches and their involvement with Surf Life Saving clubs. They are all subtitled in English.

Multilingual Resources

Interested in multilingual beach & ocean safety resources in languages other than English? Here you will have the opportunity to explore, download or print different beach and ocean safety multilingual resources.

Multilingual Rock Fishing Safety Fact Sheets

Our rock fishing safety fact sheets have been created for our diverse multilingual communities with the support of our Multicultural Advisory group and with the help of the communities they are created for.

Multilingual Rock Fishing Safety Infographic

Crafted by SLSNSW this infographic provides a visually illustrative and simple way to promote key rock fishing safety messages and activities.

Multilingual Rock Fishing Safety Quizzes

These quizzes have been developed by SLSNSW to support the learning of our in language content. The quizzes are a fun and informative way to learn and consolidate knowledge and are available in multiple languages.

Multilingual Rock Fishing Safety Videos

These videos have been filmed with the help of our amazing Surf Life Saving Lifesavers and members. These videos focus on key rock fishing safety messaging and are subtitled in English.

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.

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.

On Patrol Virtual Secondary School Series

Secondary school students will join our experienced lifesavers as they go on ‘virtual’ patrol to solve real life beach safety scenarios and problems.

Our Senior Communities

Helping to support and promote heath and safety within our senior communities can support continued engagement in beach related activities, surf life saving club activities and can also reduce the risk of serious incidents at the beach and in the water.

Primary Teaching Resources

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

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.

SLSNSW Club & Branch Community Education Committee

Are you an SLSNSW Club or Branch member involved in community education? SLSNSW are planning to instill a new standing committee to discuss and share everything to do with community education.

Special Events

In this livestream session you will experience a real rip current with one of our skilled Lifesavers and learn what to do if you ever get caught in one.

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.

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.

Tertiary Provider Guide & Resources

Looking to support the provision of beach and coastal safety education to your students and campus community but don’t know where to start? Start here and explore all that we have to offer.

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.

The Early Years Journey

Learning development in early years is heavily based on sensorial experiences, exploring the world around us through sight, smell, touch, taste and feel. In these early years children are learing about themselves and the environment around them through trial and error and through tangible experiences.

The Learning Journey

Over the last few years the SLSNSW Community Education have been working hard to review and reimagine the way that we educate and engage our various and diverse communities.

The Primary School Years

The beach and the Surf Life Saving community provides a wonderful theme for primary aged children to learn not only about themselves, the environment and the community, but about safety, respect and inclusion and creates a solid base to discuss and explore challenging situations and helpful strategies to keep themselves and their community safe.

The Secondary School Years

In secondary years we start to see children become young adults as they begin to take on more responsibility and start to think outside of their own environment. Surf Life Saving provides a prime base from which to build a young persons sense of self and empower them to make healthy, safe and positive choices.

Young Males & At-Risk Youth (15-29 years)

The beach and Surf Life Saving community provides a perfect learning base for young males to develop their abilities and skills in choosing positive and safe activities, supporting their peers to be safe and learning to better judge situations and challenging environments.

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BEACH TO BUSH STUDENT

Thankyou for teaching us about water safety. I learnt so much because of you sharing your information.

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