Resources for Educators and Parents

Welcome to the Keeping Cats Safe at Home Education Page!

Dear Teachers and Parents, 

We are delighted to welcome you to our dedicated education page, designed to empower children with the knowledge and skills to become responsible cat caregivers and conservation-conscious citizens. Our mission is to foster a deep understanding of cats and promote their safety, as well as the well-being of our precious wildlife.

What You'll Discover

1- Curriculum-Linked Education Program

Our carefully crafted curriculum is aimed at introducing children to the world of cats. It covers various aspects, including understanding their needs, providing care, and ensuring their safety.

2- Engaging PowerPoint Presentation

Access our dynamic PowerPoint presentation, tailor-made for young minds. It’s a visually stimulating tool that simplifies complex concepts and makes learning about cats both fun and informative.

3- Presentation Guide

To make your teaching experience seamless, we’ve prepared a comprehensive presentation guide. It provides step-by-step instructions, discussion points, and suggested activities to enhance your lessons. 

4- Interactive Activities

Dive into a treasure trove of interactive activities that can be enjoyed both at home and in the classroom. These activities foster hands-on learning, helping children internalize the lessons with enthusiasm.

5 -Activity Poster

Reinforce key takeaways with our eye-catching activity poster. It serves as a valuable visual aid that summarizes essential information and keeps the conversation alive. 

Our program is not only about educating children but also about inspiring a sense of responsibility and empathy. By teaching children how to care for their feline companions and protect our wildlife, we are nurturing a generation that values both animal welfare and conservation.

6- Cats and Wildlife

Find valuable resources to explore the interaction between cats and wildlife, understand how they affect each other, and why it is crucial to promote harmony between our feline friends and precious wildlife.

Thank you for joining us in this vital mission. Together, we can create a world where cats are safe, happy, and cherished, and where our wildlife thrives without unnecessary harm. 

Let’s embark on this exciting educational journey together! 

A cat kept safe at home will live on average 10 years longer than a cat who is allowed to roam.

Want to know HOW to keep your cat safe at home?

It can be easier and more affordable than you might think.

Old cats CAN learn new tricks!

Want to transition your cat to the safe-at-home life?

So you've found kittens - What do you do?

Find out what to do if you come across stray kittens outside. Follow our step by step action plan to guide you through the process and next steps.

We have even included a handy decision tree to help you decide on the best course of action!

Keeping Cats Safe at Home Presentation

This valuable resource is designed to provide knowledge about cats, their well-being, and their impact on wildlife. Our PowerPoint presentation covers a range of crucial topics, empowering our children to become informed advocates for responsible cat ownership and wildlife conservation.  

Topics Covered:  

Caring for Cats: To discover the essential elements of providing love, care, and a safe environment for our feline companions. To ensure their health, happiness, and overall well-being. 

Keeping Cats Safe: To explore strategies and best practices for safeguarding cats from potential dangers in the outdoor world. 

The Impact of Cats on Wildlife: To learn about the fascinating world of cats’ natural instincts and behaviours and understand their role in the ecosystem. To learn about the challenges cats can pose to wildlife and why it’s essential to address them.

What to Do About It: To gain insights into practical steps to take as responsible cat caregivers and conservation-conscious individuals to mitigate the impact of cats on wildlife. To discover how small changes in our behaviour can make a big difference. 

Free downloadable, vet approved resources

Enrichment: Help your cat live their best life at home

How to keep your cats safe at home

Introducing your new cat to your dog

Introducing your new cat to your existing feline family

Settling your cat into the family

Transitioning to the safe-at-home lifestyle

What your cat needs at home

Introducing your new cat to your existing feline family

Do you have a safe-at-home cat already? We love to see them!

More than 50% of cats in NSW already live safe at home… Here are just a few of them to give you some motivation and inspiration! Do you have a creative catio? Have you made the most of small space? Do you have a genius cat enrichment hack? We’d love to see them and share with our cat-loving community.

Keeping Cats Safe at Home Education Trip

The Keeping Cats Safe at Home Education Program was officially launched at schools across the New South Wales Northern Rivers region this June

Keeping Cats Safe at Home Activity Booklets

Education is a journey, and it’s even more enriching when it’s interactive, engaging, and fun! Our “Keeping Cats Safe at Home” Activity Booklets are designed to complement classroom lessons and inspire learning beyond school hours. These booklets are thoughtfully organized to align with the Australian school stages, including Early Stage, Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3. They offer a delightful array of hands-on activities that can be enjoyed at school or in the comfort of your home. 

Download Your Booklet:

We invite you to download the “Keeping Cats Safe at Home” Activity Booklet that aligns with your child’s school stage. Simply click on the respective booklets below to embark on a learning adventure:

RSPCA NSW Cat program Early Stage 1

RSPCA NSW Cat program Stage 1

RSPCA NSW Cat program Stage 2

RSPCA NSW Cat program Stage 3

Cats and Wildlife: A Delicate Balance

Step into our educational zone devoted to uncovering the relationship between cats and their impact on wildlife. Here, you’ll delve into the intricate ecological dynamics, gaining a deeper understanding of how domestic and feral cats can intersect with and influence wildlife populations. With the help of expert-selected resources, we strive to raise awareness and promote responsible pet ownership. Join us in exploring the delicate equilibrium between our affection for cats and the preservation of our invaluable wildlife, as we work together to forge a harmonious coexistence for all creatures. 

Responsible cat ownership in Australia

Cat urban impacts

Cats and their native impact

Keeping Cats Safe at Home Activity Posters

We believe that learning should be fun, and what better way to spark curiosity and imagination than with our “Keeping Cats Safe at Home” Activity Poster! This vibrant and engaging poster is designed to deepen children’s understanding of important concepts related to responsible cat ownership and wildlife conservation. 

For the kids – Cat maze

Kids activities

Kids activities – Answers

Microchipping Activities

Thanks to microchipping, RSPCA NSW reunites many cats with their owners every year.

Help us find out how if these cats need to be rehomed or reunited with this activity pack created by Cat Protection UK.

This interactive activity requires a phone with a camera or QR code scanner – it’s your job to scan the cats and help them get reunited with their families or find a new home for them.

What is microchipping?

Activities for kids – Rehome and microchip

Toys

Join us in a pawsitively exciting adventure as we invite you to unleash your creativity and build awesome toys for your furry feline friends.

Safe cat wildlife cat toy

Cat recycler-ball

Colouring Pages

Attention, young artists! Grab your favourite colouring tools and embark on a meow-some journey through our collection of colouring pages!

Colouring in activity

Australian wildlife colouring in activity

Cockatoo colouring activity

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About RSPCA NSW FAQs

Our mission is to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.

RSPCA NSW is a non-government organisation. As a charity, we receive less than two per cent in regular funding from the NSW Government and zero per cent from the Federal Government.