Our Personal and Social Education (PSE) curriculum supports our students in developing their social and emotional well-being and is part of the Advisory program and classroom lessons. Our Grade 11-12 students have the following PSE lessons planned during Advisory lessons:
Quarter 2 - Grade 12
26th October: PSE#6: Masturbation, Shared Sexual Behavior, Abstinence, plus Strands 1 & 2 from Sexuality and Religion (Counselor)
5th November : PSE#7: Sexuality & Society; Gender Roles and Diversity, plus Strands 3 & 4 from Sexuality and Religion (Counselor)
Quarter 2 - Grade 11
4th November: PSE #3: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity presentations here and here (Counselor)
6th December: PSE #4: Sexual Assault, Abuse, Violence, & Harassment (Advisor & Counselor)
Parents can reinforce learning at home by sharing what they know about these subjects. They can share their family’s, culture’s, and religion’s perspective on these aspects of Personal and Social Education.
If you would like your child to opt out of any of these lessons, just send an e-mail to your child’s Advisor and make sure your child knows. If you have any questions, you can contact your child’s Advisor.
The listed PSE lessons will be led by our Advisors, Counselor, and Biology teachers.
Our Personal and Social Education curriculum integrates the IB’s beliefs about PSE together with the Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education 3rd Edition from the Sexuality-Information and Education Council of the United States in order to provide a well-balanced program for our students. You can find our Personal and Social Education Handbook here.
Child Protection at AISL
AISL has adopted the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) Child Protection Personal Safety Curriculum. This curriculum is a research-based initiative designed especially for international school students.
This program will include age-appropriate information about maintaining personal safety and raising awareness about physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect for all students in Grades 6-12. These classes are a core element of AISL’s plan to protect our students’ right to be safe.
These lessons will be led by Ms. Driekie Smith (Gr6-10) and will be held over the next several weeks. In each grade, the following key concepts and skills will be addressed:
IDENTIFY - Students will learn how to identify safe and unsafe situations
ACCESS - Students will learn how to access support structures
ACT - Students will learn how to act to stay safe
VALUE - Students will learn how to value themselves and others
Your child will receive a range of exercises to be completed at school. Please use this opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation regarding protection with your child. Children are more likely to use safety rules when they have multiple opportunities to practice and talk about the topic with their parents and family. You play an essential role in helping your child know how to stay safe!
For more information, please feel free to contact Ms. Smith.
Mrs. Driekie Smith
AISL Secondary School Counselor
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