RSPCA NSW runs courses about animal care and welfare for all age groups.

Early Stage 1

For students in Early Stage 1, RSPCA NSW offers two programs: Dog Safety and Responsible Pet Ownership. Both are highly interactive, involve student participation, and run for approximately 30 minutes.


Dog Safety

Students learn how to safely interact with dogs, covering four key messages:

  1. How to interpret dog body language
  2. Meeting a dog safely for the first time
  3. Situations where we do and do not interact with dogs
  4. What to do when encountering an unknown dog
  • PDHPE – Safe Living (SLES1.13, SLS1.13, SLS2.13, SLS3.13)


Responsible Pet Ownership

Children are introduced to the work of RSPCA NSW, develop an understanding of what animals need, and learn about the responsibilities of owning and caring for a pet.

  • Science – Values and Attitudes (STe-ZVA, ST1-2VA, ST2-2VA, ST3-2VA)
  • Science – Natural Environment (STe-SNE)
  • Science – Living World (ST1-11LW)

Contact details

Phone: (02) 9782 4478