We are committed to supporting members of our community affected by the recent bushfires. Schools with concerns regarding the impact of the bushfires on the delivery of their learning programs should contact us on (03) 9032 1700.
Resources for teachers and educators
Bushfire Education website offers a series of sequenced lesson plans under the themes of ‘Learning about bushfires’, ‘Preparing for bushfires’, ‘Responding to bushfires’ and ‘Recovering from bushfires’. Each lesson plan has a specific learning intention and links to relevant curriculum areas and additional resources.
For early childhood educators, the following resources may be helpful in supporting children and parents, carers and guardians in bushfire-affected communities:
In addition, the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) supports learning initiatives that enable students to develop understanding of the harmful impacts of natural hazards, and to apply this knowledge to help build safer, stronger communities. AIDR refers to these initiatives as ‘disaster resilience education’. Schools, working in partnership with emergency services and related organisations, can provide opportunities for students to take protective action before, during and after an emergency, reducing the risk of disaster and promoting student wellbeing. For more information, including resources for educators working in bushfire recovery, go to the
Education for Young People website.