Catching on Early, coming soon to the 5/6 Neighbourhood

“Catching on Early”

Here is a copy of the note we are giving all students to take home today:


Dear Parent(s)/Carer(s)

In term 4, the 5/6 Neighbourhood will be undertaking a unit of sexuality education. We will be using “Catching on Early” as the basis of the program. You can access Catching on Early at

We will also be using the internet resource “Hormone Factory”. You can access Hormone Factory at


During the unit, students will be learning about:

  • the physical, social and emotional changes associated with puberty
  • variations in the timing of puberty
  • respecting the feeling of others
  • hygiene products used during puberty
  • the process of menstruation and sperm production
  • the process of sexual intercourse and reproduction
  • qualities of good friends
  • sources of information about puberty.

It helps the students to know that growing up and puberty is a universal experience. We encourage you to talk to your child about your experiences growing up. Some questions that you might like to discuss with your child are:

  • What were some of the great things about growing up for you?
  • What were some of the difficult things?
  • Did you have someone you could talk to about the difficult things?
  • What made them a good person to talk to?


Thank you for your help. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
Jeff ( or  Sophie (

If you wish to opt out of the program, please contact your child’s home group teacher.

Best regards,

The 5/6 Neighbourhood Team