From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. This page is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.
For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA
Below are a collection of publications developed by the Department to assist staff and managers in providing support and calming the fears of children and adolescents.
Information for school staff
The following resources have been developed by external agencies.
Information for principals
Below is a video on how schools and kindergartens can provide support to help calm children’s fears and concerns about bushfires. Presented by: Vicki Trethowan, Manager, Bushfire Psychosocial Response/Recovery, Student Wellbeing Division, DEECD.
For more information on supporting children see:
- Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 - a free, confidential and anonymous, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25
- Kids Life
- Behaviour and Wellbeing
- Early Childhood Australia
- Skylight - a New Zealand organisation that provides specialised support to children, young people and their families through change, loss, trauma and grief - whatever the cause.