School Education Programs

PUPILS & PETS PROGRAM

Pupils and Pets Education is an education program developed by the Australian Animal Protection Society. It is a fun, interactive and educational program for primary or secondary school students in which can be delivered on school campuses or online.

The program is run by our animal welfare educators who teach students about responsible pet ownership and to enhance their overall understanding of animals. We explore the role that the AAPS plays in supporting the welfare of animals and how the community to contribute. Programs are tailored to align with the level of knowledge and the curriculum of the class.

Primary School Education program

Location: Online or On Campus.
Type: Single Class Presentation and Discussion
Duration: 40 minutes

Students will be encouraged to develop a basic understanding of the needs of animals and will learn more about the responsibilities involved in owning and caring for an animal. Students will also be exposed to a series of image/video cues for discussion about animal behaviour.

People and Pets Primary School program covers topics such as:

  • Behaving Safely Around Pets
  • Understanding an animal’s body language
  • What an animal needs to be happy and healthy
  • Treating all animals well
  • Appropriate and safe ways of approaching, feeding, playing with, and handling animal.
  • The role and importance of the AAPS and other animal rescue organisations
  • How the community can play a part in supporting the welfare of animals

GRADES 3/4

Students will gain a deeper understanding of the needs of animals and the responsibilities required in caring for an animal. They will learn how to better interact with and behave around animals to ensure the safety of the animal and themselves.

GRADES 5/6

Students will be challenged to think about animal welfare issues through discussions focused on current AAPS case-studies. They will gain a greater understanding of the role of the AAPS as a community-based charity and how they can become involved if they wish to.

Contact us to discuss a tailored program to help meet your learning and assessment needs.

Secondary School Education program

Location: Online or On Campus.
Type: Year Level Lecture Presentation
Duration: 40 minutes.

Our secondary school sessions engages students through a year level lecture presentation using powerful visual presentations, challenging real life cruelty cases and raising awareness around animal welfare campaigns. Each presentation focuses on the role the AAPS and the community plays in supporting the welfare of animals and discussion into why animals end up in our care, how we care for them, and what it is like working at the AAPS.

This program can be tailored to provide insight into the animal care industry as a career choice, ethics of animal care in our society, encourage fundraising through a school activity or event, the VCAL personal development unit.

People and Pets Secondary School program covers topics such as:

  • The basic rights of all animals
  • The role and importance of the AAPS and other animal rescue organisations
  • How the community can play a part in supporting the welfare of animals
  • Ethical dilemmas faced by rescue organisations and community pet owners
  • Career insights into the animal care industry

Contact us to discuss a tailored program to help meet your learning and assessment needs

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