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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 was held on 2-6 September 2019.

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 2020 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. 

Congratulations to our Electricity Safety Competition winners

Thank you for all your highly creative posters and video entries for the 2019 Electricity Safety Week Competition. We can now announce the two winners for each category.

Electricity Safety Poster: Ariana, from Wahroonga Adventist School
Electricity Safety Video: Holly Hamilton (Year 6) and Emily Reid (Year 5) from Banksmeadow Public School

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.