Summary of what PUBLIC school kids will learn with new INTERIM curriculum:
Grade 1: how to identify major body parts using proper names, including penis, testicles, vagina and vulva.
Grade 5: students learn the male and female reproductive systems, including how to identify the uterus, clitoris, scrotum and testicles.
No reference to proper names of genitalia anywhere in the curriculum.
However Grade 1 kids in “Catholic” schools will learns about scrotums and vulva etc!
Apparently, this is what it means when ICE/OCSTA/ACBO says “through a Catholic lens”. How is the 2016 “Fully Alive” curriculum compatible with that the Ford govt is implementing?
The Ministry of Education has committed to comprehensive public consultation to inform changes to a variety of education topics including: mathematics, Health and Physical Education, EQAO, Parent Bill of Rights, and the grades 1-8 health and physical education curriculum. Parents have likely heard the discussion of the review of the sexual education component of this curriculum. The Ministry has released a 2018 Health and Physical Education Interim edition curriculum based on the revised 2010 curriculum.
However, Catholic Boards will continue to use the ICE (Institute for Catholic Education) program “Fully Alive” to teach areas of personal relationships for our Gr. 1 – 8 students. At All Saints, our 7&8 religion teachers have been teaching the areas related to human sexuality within the family life curriculum. As noted by the Ontario Catholic School Trustee Association, “Through use of the Fully Alive program materials, Catholic teachers will continue to present the issue of human sexuality within the fullness of a faith-based family life curriculum that teaches the content of our faith, the value of persons, human relationships, commitment, and social responsibility. As has been our tradition in Catholic education, the safety and well-being of students remains our priority and is reflected in the curriculum we deliver in our classrooms.”
Education, we have always done so in a manner that conveys, respects and models Catholic principles to our students. We will continue this tradition.”