Positive Relationships by

Year 7-10 Health Programme

Positive Relationships

Dear Parents/Caregivers

As a part of our Year 7-10 Health programme for Terms 3 & 4, we wish to advise we will be working with the students on positive relationships.

The Year 7-8 programme is made up as follows:

  • Characteristics of pubertal change
  • Strategies to manage pubertal change
  • Self worth
  • Attitudes and values
  • Functions of the sexual and reproductive parts of the body
  • Sexual feelings
  • Different attitudes, values, beliefs and behaviours
  • Choices and consequences
  • Resource agencies and health services
  • Strategies to deal with harassment and abuse
  • Gender and sexuality stereotypes and prejudice on self worth
  • Assertive skills
  • Lifestyle factors and media influences
  • Interpersonal skills to enhance relationships
  • Explore issues relating to pressure
  • Effects of changing roles on relationships and managing change
  • Develop strategies to support the rights and feelings of self and others

The Year 9-10 programme is made up as follows:

Year 9 lesson topics will include:

  • Relationships/Friendships
  • Attitudes and Values
  • Decision Making
  • Changes at Puberty Revision
  • Positive Sexuality
  • Conception
  • Contraception
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections

Year 10 lesson topics will include:

  • Relationships/Friendships
  • Attitudes and Values
  • Sex and Sexuality
  • Positive Sexuality
  • Conception
  • Contraception
  • Risky Behaviour
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections

If you have any questions, or you would like to have the child in your care withdrawn for part or all of this course, please let me know as soon as possible.  Email e.meyer@geraldinehs.school.nz 

E Meyer

(TIC Health)