ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION RESOURCE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Information About the Resource
The purpose of the Oral Health Education Resource is to support secondary
school teachers to incorporate oral health education in their school’s Year 9
and 10 health education programmes.
The activities in the resource are developed to engage and educate students to:
• develop the knowledge, understandings, skills and attitudes they need to make safe choices regarding oral health, and
• to create an environment that supports overall health and hauora.
The activities in the Oral Health Education Resource are related to level five of the Health and Physical Education Learning Area in the New Zealand Curriculum (see Oral Health Activities Matrix, p. 7). The resource has a flexible structure so that teachers can choose what activities to use according to their students’ needs, their teaching plans and the time available. As oral health relates well with other areas of health, the oral health activities can also be used to complement learning that is taking place within existing health units. Such units could include, but are not limited to, influences on personal wellbeing, safety management and nutritional needs. Some of the activities are also relevant to other subjects, such as science.
What the Resource Contains
• a teacher’s guide to the oral health activities and their links to the New
• a CD with resources and worksheets for students matching the activities in the guide
• complimentary oral health promotional resources and materials
Resources for Low Decile Schools
Oral health products, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss, will be available for Canterbury, South Canterbury and West Coast secondary schools at decile 1-5 utilising the resource for their Year 9 and/or 10 health programme. See information provided with the resource.
The resource will be distributed to all Canterbury, South Canterbury and West Coast secondary schools at the beginning of November 2010. Please contact us if you are interested in the resource, but are not covered by this distribution.
Electronic Copies of Resource Contents
These resources can be copied for educational purposes.
To order the teacher's guide, the posters and the wallet cards, click here
For more information contact:
Health Promotion Group
Community Dental Service
Ph: 03 335 4230
If you would like to provide feedback on the resource, click here.
Thank you for your support!