The Love Bites program directly relates to the Stage 5 (Years 9 and 10) PDHPE syllabus. Building on our achievements as a White Ribbon ambassador school, we have partnered with the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) to have the Love Bites program implemented to Year 10 as part of the PDHPE curriculum.
What is Love Bites?
Love Bites is an extremely successful school-based Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention program that evolved on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Love Bites is based on best practice standards for education programs as recommended by the Federal Government funded Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearing House and other leading academics in the area of violence against women. The Love Bites program consists of two interactive education workshops on domestic and family violence and sexual assault followed by creative workshops that consolidate the information from the morning. Male and female facilitators present the program as a team and Love Bites consistently models respectful relationships between male and female students, teachers and workers. The artworks and other work created in the creative sessions are the basis for local campaigns to challenge violence against women in their community. This campaign is led by and delivered by young people.
Parents are informed of the program via a note sent home with students prior to delivery. Additional information on the Love Bites program, can be found by contacting the school's student support officer.
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