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This page contains the education resources designed by City of Newcastle to teach water safety in the classroom and online. Included in the teacher resources section are the teacher explanatory notes and a full set of activity sheets. We’ve also provided our water safety PowerPoint presentation, posters and flyer for use in the classroom as desired.
View the ES1.1 activity sheet: Ask a lifeguard for help (PDF)
View the ES1.2 activity sheet: Never swim alone (PDF) View the ES1.2a extension activity: Spot the difference (PDF)
View the ES1.3 activity sheet: Beach flags colour-by-numbers (PDF) View the ES1.3a extension activity: Safe swimming at the beach (PDF)
View the ES1.4 activity sheet: Draw a safety sign (PDF)
View the ES1.5 activity sheet: Someone’s in trouble in the water (PDF)
For more information on these activities please refer to the teacher explanatory notes.
Water safety tips
Beresfield Swimming Centre
Beaches and Baths in Newcastle
Beach Lifeguard patrols
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We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and continuing relationship with the land, and that they are the proud survivors of more than two hundred years of dispossession.
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