Electricity Safety Week

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Registrations are now open!

To register your schools participation in the program or to ask a question, please call 0292123888 or email our Electricity Safety Week team. By registering you receive a free resource pack to support classroom engagement.

The resources include an Electricity and Safety Unit Lesson Book for Stage 3 with STEM design challenge, Electricity Safety Lesson Book for K-6 and four interactive whiteboard lessons featuring activities, videos and teachers’ notes that will engage your students in learning about electricity and how to be safe around it.

Electricity Safety Week raises awareness of the hazards associated with electricity and teaches students how to be safe around electricity. The resources have been developed in collaboration with the Department of Education to meet the Science and Technology and PDHPE curriculum requirements for years K - 6.

Electricity Safety Week 2022 runs from 5-9 September 2022 across registered primary schools within the Essential Energy network footprint.

Electricity Safety Week in 2022

Electricity Safety Week was a little different in 2021, with many classrooms undertaking remote learning from the home, but in 2022 we are back in the classroom with a range of exciting new inclusions.

Below are activities students can participate in to learn more about electricity and electrical safety.

Activity 1: Learn about our Key Safety Messages

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Activity 2: Watch our electricity safety video series on YouTube

Students can learn important electricity safety messages by watching these videos in our YouTube series. Check out our full list of videos here.

Activity 3: Be a Safety Star student competitions (starting 11 July 2022)

Win $1000 for your school P&C Association and individual STEM prizes for student winners and runners up.

Entries open Monday, 11 July and close on Friday, 16 September 2022. More information about the competitions will be available in the coming weeks.

Be a Safety Star Kindergarten colouring-in competition (NEW!)
This is a new competition designed especially for Kindergarten students.

Be a Safety Star poster competition
The Be a Safety Star poster competition is open to students from Years 1-4.

Safety Star Superhero comic competition
The Safety Star Superhero comic competition is open to students from Years 5-6.

The winner of the Safety Star Superhero comic competition will have their design made into an animation* and used as part of the 2023 Electricity Safety Week promotional videos. This is a new feature for the 2022 competition.
*Terms and conditions apply

This year any school who registers to participate in Electricity Safety Week and enters any of the above student competitions will be automatically entered into the draw to win an Alogic 8 Bay USB Desktop Charging Station and 8 cables, valued at $480. There will be three prize draws, one for each competition.

Activity 4: Try some fun activities with our new Activity Book

Includes colouring-in pages, snakes and ladders, maze puzzle, crossword, find a word and the key safety messages for Electricity Safety Week 2022.
Download the new Activity Book

Online teaching resources

Our online teaching resources include an Electricity & Safety Unit Lesson Book for Stage 3 with STEM design challenges, updated Electricity Safety Lesson Book for K-6 and four updated interactive whiteboard lessons featuring activities, videos and teachers’ notes that will engage your students in learning about electricity and how to be safe around it.

Electricity Safety Week Resources for K-6
Electricity and Safety Unit Lesson Book for Stage 3 (PDF, 2.6MB)
Electricity Safety Lesson Book for K-6 (PDF, 4.6MB)
Merit certificate (PDF, 602KB)
Electricity Made Easy booklet (PDF, 1.8MB)
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