Secondary Schools

Sexual Assault Prevention Program for Secondary Schools

The Sexual Assault Prevention Program for Secondary Schools or SAPPSS as it is more commonly known aims to reduce incidents of sexual assault among young people and support schools to respond to sexual violence and disclosures.

The SAPPSS model is a partnership between schools and Centre’s Against Sexual Assault. This program includes staff professional development and a six week curriculum for year 9 or 10 students around relationships, sex and consent with ongoing support from staff at Barwon CASA. This process occurs over a three year period after which schools are equipped with all the necessary training and resources to continue implementing the model in future years.

The SAPPSS model was developed by CASA House in Melbourne and is currently running in a number of schools both within Victoria and interstate. Within our region Barwon CASA has worked with North Geelong Secondary College, St Josephs College, Clonard College and Nelson Park School to implement the SAPPSS model. Feedback from staff and students at these schools has been extremely positive.

St Josephs College - From macho jocks to proud feminists: an all -boys school redefines itself.  Click here for the link.

For more information about our SAPPSS program, please call us on 5222 4318.