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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

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

Winners of our Electricity Safety Week Feedback Survey Competition

Thank you to everyone that provided feedback on this year’s program.

Ausgrid appreciates the support that teachers provide in educating students about electricity and the dangers that can be associated with it. Your feedback helps us review and update the program to ensure it continues to stay relevant and delivers on your needs.

Congratulations to the following winners who each receive a $50 Gift Voucher:

  • Elizabeth Imlay
  • Emma Smurthwaite
  • James Boddy
  • Janey Jankelson
  • Sylvia Milis

\Whilst the competition is closed, if you still wish to give feedback on the 2020 Ausgrid Electricity Safety Week program, you can do so by completing our short online survey. The survey will take 3-5 minutes.

Alternatively you can download and print the survey which can be found under teacher resources, to email the completed survey to esw@primary-pr.com.

Registrations closed for 2020

Registrations for Electricity Safety Week 2020 are now closed. For more information please email esw@primary-pr.com or call 02 9212 3888.

Resources

Electricity and Safety Unit for Years 5 and 6

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

Explore our resources ahead of Electricity Safety Week which 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 Stories Booklet

Download the Social Stories booklet to help students with learning challenges to understand electricity safety behaviours.

Promotional Materials

Download social media assets to accompany your social shares, posters, or access the links to the Stage 3 classroom videos. Find out more