Relationships and Sexuality Education

RSE Norms

Parent Information

Staying Safe

Parent Education

Human Body and Development

Gender, Values and Sexuality


Ways to help at home:

  • Reinforce public and private by displaying visuals (attached below) in your home.
  • Compliment your discussion by using the signs of ‘private’ and ‘public’.
  • Refer to the language of public and private frequently. Pose appropriately pitched questions at your child’s level by providing relevant examples e.g. playing with iPad, bathing, eating breakfast with family/alone, followed by a simple question: Is it public or private? Talk to your child’s teacher if you would like more advice on this. For AAC users, provide choice for yes/no responses or open-ended questions. Tell me a place that is public? Tell me a place that is private?
  • In supporting learning covered so far, your child’s bedroom is considered private. (for students sharing bedrooms, this means when your son/daughter is alone in the bedroom)
  • When doors are closed your family bathroom is private.
  • All shared living spaces are public.
  • Knock on the door before entering your child’s bedroom/bathroom and verbalise your presence to indicate that you are entering their private space.
  • Close bathroom doors when in use to represent and respect the users privacy. If you can support this at home it will help with generalisation of learning to new environments.
  • Provide opportunities for independence and privacy when showering and changing where appropriate.

Discuss these concepts with your child using the consistent language of these key terms.

Signs to support:

public sign private sign
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