April 24, 2018
Beginning Thursday, April 26th, our next unit of study in the Health class will be Sexual Health. The purpose of this unit is to equip students with the information they need to make healthy life decisions and to support others to do the same. We will cover topics such as sexual knowledge, attitudes and healthy decision making. The curriculum outcomes regarding this study are as follows:
Assess the social, cultural, and environmental influences on and supports for sexual health knowledge, attitudes, behaviours, and decisions.
Appraise the role of “support” in making healthy decisions related to family roles and responsibilities, non-curable infections/diseases, violence and abuse, body image, sustainability, and sexual health.
Analyze the health opportunities and challenges, and establish “support others” personal goal statements, related to family roles and responsibilities, non-curable infections/diseases, violence and abuse, body image, sustainability, and sexual health.
As part of this unit, I have invited Planned Parenthood in to give a special presentation called, “After the Talk”. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss safe sex practices, contraception, sexually transmitted infections and consent. They will be showing a power point presentation, discussing how pregnancy occurs, how to prevent pregnancy, what STI’s are and how they can be prevented. If you are not comfortable allowing your child to see this power point, please let me know and they will be excused from the class. An alternate assignment will then be sent home for your child to complete with you, in order to meet the curriculum requirements. This presentation will take place on Tuesday, May 8th.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached at the school at (306) 791-8585 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take care and enjoy the rest of your week.