For Parents, Teachers and Health

100%

Of teachers for 2020 are satisfied or very satisfied with the programme

100%

Of teachers say the Sexwise programme adds value to and supports the delivery of their sexual and reproductive health programme.

100%

Of teachers say the programme is culturally appropriate for their students.

Sexwise community evenings for 2021

Everyone is welcome to join us at one of our free Community Evenings as we tour New Zealand, where you will get to experience the Sexwise programme, and have an open discussion together with our facilitators. 

Perfect for youth 15 years or older, parents and guardians, community leaders and local support organisations who want to help create a healthy, happy future for our rangatahi.

Current dates are being planned. Watch this space for more dates around NZ:

Dunedin 2021
Wednesday 24 March, 6 pm - 8 pm
Conference Rooms, Dunedin Centre, Harrop Street
Free entry

Thursday 25 March, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Kings High School Auditorium, 270 Bay View Road, South Dunedin
Free entry

Invercargill
Friday 9 April, 6pm - 8pm
Venue to be confirmed
Free entry

Wellington
Thursday 6 May, 6 pm - 8 pm
Te Whaea, Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown
Free entry

Sexwise Tour 2021

Relationships and Sexuality Education Guide

Promoting Wellbeing in Sexuality Education

Other relevant support links 

Porn: www.thelightproject.co.nz & www.intheknow.co.nz

Family Planning: https://www.familyplanning.org.nz/

Rainbow Youth: https://ry.org.nz/

NZ AIDS Foundation HIV/AIDS: https://www.nzaf.org.nz/

Health Promoting Schools: https://hps.tki.org.nz/

UNESCO: http://portal.unesco.org/education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=59470&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

ERO: https://www.ero.govt.nz/

YOUTH 2000: https://www.youth2000.org/

Scarleteen: https://www.scarleteen.com/

Te Kaha o te Rangatahi Trust: https://www.tekaha.co.nz/

Te ahurei a Rangatahi: https://www.facebook.com/teahurei.arangatahi/

Te korowai hauora o Hauraki: https://www.korowai.co.nz/

How Sexwise fits the curriculum

The Sexwise programme fits into the following sections of the curriculum under Relationships and Sexuality Education Levels 4-8.

Ko Aku Hoa
Friendships and relationships with others
Understanding Skills to enhance relationships, for example in relation to friendships, intimate relationships, love, families and parenting.

Ākonga can show that they:

  • Are able to manage intimate relationships (involving attraction, love, and desire) and relationship changes (including changes to relationships online and using social media), through:
    • Knowledge of rights and responsibilities.
    • Knowledge of the need to give and receive consent and to make informed choices.
    • Assertive communication.

Ko Tōku Ao 
Me And The World
Critical inquiry, reflection and social action skills related to issues of equity, gender, body image, risk and safety.

Ākonga can show that they:

  • Know how to access help for themselves and others, know about a range of strategies and resources that support health and wellbeing, and understand how these can enhance wellbeing, mitigate risk, and support gender and sexual identity.

Ko Au
All About Me
Knowledge understandings and skills relating to physical and sexual health and development: emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental.

Ākonga can show that they:

  • Know about a range of cultural approaches to issues of gender and sexuality and how these relate to holistic understandings of wellbeing, eg, in terms of:
    • Cultural, generational, and personal values related to gender and sexual identities.
  • Take part in a range of practices and activities (eg, physical activity and sport, school and community events, classroom activities, and interactions on social media); reflect critically on how these practices connect with issues of body image and gender norms; and develop strategies to promote inclusion and wellbeing.

Ko Aku Hoa
Friendships and relationships with other
Understanding Skills to enhance relationships, for example in relation to friendships, intimate relationships, love, families and parenting.

Ākonga can show that they:

  • Have skills for enhancing relationships, including skills for:
    • Strengthening personal identity.
    • Effective communication.
    • Assertiveness.
    • Negotiating intimacy.
    • Giving and receiving consent.
    • Dealing with pressure.
    • Demonstrating care and respect.
  • Understand how people’s ideas about love, intimacy, attraction, desire, romance, and pleasure can affect wellbeing and relationships.

Ko Au
All About Me
Knowledge understandings and skills relating to physical and sexual health and development: emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental.

Ākonga can show that they:

  • Are able to examine how gender and sexual identities can shift in different contexts and over time, and understand how these identities can be affected by relationships, family, media, popular culture, religion, spirituality, and youth cultures.

Ko Aku Hoa
Friendships and relationships with others
Understanding Skills to enhance relationships, for example in relation to friendships, intimate relationships, love, families and parenting.

Ākonga can show that they:

  • Have knowledge and skills to enhance wellbeing in intimate relationships, including knowledge and skills about:
    • Rights and responsibilities.
    • Consent, decision-making, and problem-solving.
    • Considering risks and safe sexual practices.
  • Recognise how different values affect people’s behaviours in intimate relationships and can develop interpersonal skills and plan strategies for responding to needs and challenges, solving problems, and making decisions.

Te Ao
The World
Critical inquiry, reflection and social action skills related to issues of equity, gender, body image, risk and safety.

Ākonga can show that they:

  • Are able to compare concepts of love, attraction, romance, pleasure, and consent from different perspectives and in different situations, and can take ethical standpoints (eg, by considering cultural values, church values, family values, and the values portrayed in social media and films).
  • Are able to critique heteronormative messages and practices in the school or community and recommend actions to address these.

Ko Au
All About Me
Knowledge understandings and skills relating to physical and sexual health and development: emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental.

Ākonga can show that they:

  • Understand physical change across the lifespan for different people, including changes relating to fertility, menstruation, and the menopause, and explore the impacts of people’s choices relating to sexual health (eg, choices about using contraceptives, hormone blockers, or drugs, and about dealing with STIs).
  • Are able to identify risks arising from intimate relationships in online and offline environments and can explain their personal values and needs (eg, in relation to dating, the influence of pornography, or issues of consent).

Ko Aku Hoa
Friendships and relationships with others
Understanding Skills to enhance relationships, for example in relation to friendships, intimate relationships, love, families and parenting.

Ākonga can show that they:

  • Are able to analyse their own close friendships, partnerships, and social interactions, and can plan actions to enhance communication and wellbeing in a range of situations (including online situations and situations involving alcohol and other drugs).

Te Ao
The World
Critical inquiry, reflection and social action skills related to issues of equity, gender, body image, risk and safety.

Ākonga can show that they:

  • Are able to:
    • Evaluate societal and cultural influences on partnerships, families, and childcare relationships.
    • Analyse beliefs, attitudes, and practices that influence choices by reinforcing stereotypes (such as sexism, homophobia, and transphobia).
    • Use principles of social justice to advocate for inclusive practices.

Ko Au
All About Me
Knowledge understandings and skills relating to physical and sexual health and development: emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental.

Ākonga can show that they:

  • Are able to reflect on their personal identity (which will include their gender, sexuality, body, ethnicity, culture, location, ability, and age) and to explore identity politics and related issues in diverse contexts (including issues around labels such as “LGBTQI+”, “rainbow”, “takatāpui”, and “MVPFAFF”).

Ko Aku Hoa
Friendships and relationships with others
Understanding Skills to enhance relationships, for example in relation to friendships, intimate relationships, love, families and parenting.

Ākonga can show that they:

  • Are able to critically analyse values, practices, and legislation for promoting safer and more pleasurable sexual practices (eg, by examining health promotion strategies, law changes, and health policies).
  • Are able to explore desire, pleasure, consent, and attraction as interpersonal, social, and ethical concepts, and can plan to actively promote positive, equitable, and supportive relationships.

Te Ao
The World
Critical inquiry, reflection and social action skills related to issues of equity, gender, body image, risk and safety.

Ākonga can show that they:

  • Are able to critically evaluate societal attitudes to sex and sexuality (including attitudes in families, communities, religious contexts, and online), and can apply health promotion strategies to enhance sexual health and affirm diversity.
  • Are able to critically analyse a range of issues that affect relationships, gender identity, and sexuality (eg, by considering the social impacts of online dating and pornography as well as the social and environmental impacts of menstrual products, contraceptive devices, fertility treatments, and pharmaceuticals), and can advocate for sexual and environmental justice and for inclusive cultures.

Want to do what we do? Here’s how...

Are you interested in using your creativity, acting skills or background in education to make a difference?

Want to gain new skills and knowledge through our sexuality, relationship and diversity training?

If this sounds like you, come along to one of our auditions.

To learn more about becoming a Sexwise Facilitator click here.