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Puberty for Upper Primary

Puberty: Puberty is a time of rapid physical and emotional change. It can start from as young as 7 or 8 years old or as late as 14 or 15. Some people breeze through this stage but others can find it a little bit challenging. Our 3 part puberty program (usually presented as 3 x 90-minute sessions) starts by introducing the human reproductive systems using scientific terminology, then outlines the physical and emotional changes that young people can expect to experience. We discuss what puberty is, who it generally happens to and when it typically begins. Menstruation and sperm production are included in this gender inclusive program. 

Some schools request that we include some important information about personal hygiene or online safety in the puberty years program.

Unless specifically requested otherwise, all puberty programs include a session about reproduction.  We strongly recommend that primary schools precede their puberty program with a short parent information evening to address any questions or concerns which the school community may have.

All puberty sessions conclude with ‘question box’ – an opportunity for each child to write their private, anonymous questions to the educator. This are typically answered at the start of the next session.