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Electricity Safety Week

Electricity Safety Week is a state-wide program designed to teach students about electricity and how to be safe around it.

Ausgrid attends Electricity Safety Week at school

Electricity Safety Week 2019 will be held 2-6 September.

The aim of Electricity Safety Week is to teach children to stay safe around electricity both at home and outdoors. The interactive program shows young people how electricity works, how to use it and how to stay safe around it.

The teaching resources are supported by the NSW Department of Education and aligned with the NSW Science & Technology and PDHPE syllabuses for K-6.

Primary schools located in Ausgrid’s network distribution area (Sydney, Central Coast and Hunter regions) can register to receive a free interactive resource pack for Electricity Safety Week 2019 which contains a K-6 lesson booklet, merit certificate, posters, stickers and student prizes. 

To register, email esw@primary-pr.com or call 02 9212 3888

Electricity Safety Week is part of Ausgrid’s Public Electrical Safety Awareness Program.

Electricity Safety Competition

Our Electricity Safety Competition for primary schools is now open. This year, we have two exciting competitions for primary aged students:

  • Students in years K to 2 are invited to design an electricity safety poster that highlights one or more key safety messages
  • Students in years 3 to 6 are invited to showcase their film making flair in a 30 second safety video that highlights one or more key safety messages

    For further details, visit our dedicated competition page here

Electricity and Safety Unit for Years 5 and 6

Ausgrid has developed an interactive Electricity and Safety Unit for Years 5 & 6 that aligns with outcomes in the NSW Science & Technology Stage 3 Syllabus. 

Resources include:

  • Stage 3 lesson booklets – 11 lessons covering electrical circuits, electricity generation, energy, transformation of energy and complementary STEM design challenges. Download in 'Teaching Resources.'
  • Interactive whiteboard lessons – 4 lessons to complement the Stage 3 lesson booklet with embedded videos, virtual experiments, diagrams and content. Open lesson link to get started
  • Educational safety videos – series of 9 engaging videos available on Ausgrid's YouTube channel.

Social Media Resources

Promote your school's Electricity Safety Week activities by downloading our social media promotional materials.