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Sexuality Education in Aotearoa New Zealand: What are we waiting for?

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J3 lecture theatre, The University of Auckland, Faculty of Education and Social Work

74 Epsom Ave

Auckland, Auckland 1023

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Despite provision in the New Zealand Curriculum and strong support from young people, whanau, community members, teachers and researchers, sexuality and health education continue to be under-delivered in New Zealand schools. This symposium focuses on why this is the case, and what needs to change. Hosted by the University of Auckland Faculty of Education and Social work, members of the national Sexuality and Health Education Experts Group join with teachers and young people to discuss:

  • What quality sexuality and health education look like in primary, secondary and kura
  • Why we need increased provision
  • Who should teach sexuality education
  • The differing needs of kura and mainstream schools

Join us for robust debate, discussion and research-informed thinking about the future of sexuality and health education in schools.

This is a free event, all welcome

Drinks reception will follow in A201

Speakers include

  • Associate Professor Katie Fitzpatrick (lead writer of the Ministry of Education policy on sexuality education)
  • Alison Green (Whariki Takapu)
  • Dr Joeliee Seed-Pihama (Whariki Takapou)
  • Rachael Dixon (co-chair of the New Zealand Health Education Association)
  • Jackie Edmond (CEO of Family Planning Assoication)
  • Dr Darren Powell (University of Auckland, Primary specialist)
  • Kat Wells (Head of Health and Physical Education, Lynfield College)
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J3 lecture theatre, The University of Auckland, Faculty of Education and Social Work

74 Epsom Ave

Auckland, Auckland 1023

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