Daniel's legacy in new curriculum
THE Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum for Prep to Year 2 students is on track to be rolled out across Queensland schools in term three.
Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said the curriculum for Years 3-6 and 7-9 would then be rolled out progressively throughout the year.
"We are on track to finalise the first phase of the curriculum for Prep to Year 2 students in term two and it will be available for schools to implement from term three," he said.
"The development of the curriculum is being guided by a high level working group, and is being written by officers in Education Queensland.
"The curriculum will be available to all Queensland state and non-state teachers.
"It will be embedded in the Early Years Curriculum Guidelines and the Health and Physical Education learning area.
"The curriculum will teach students about personal safety and awareness, including cyber safety and telephone safety."
Bruce and Denise Morcombe - who have been engaged by the government until September next year as child safety ambassadors - will also deliver the key child safety messages contained in the curriculum through their school visits schedule in 2012 and 2013.
Their 13-year-old son Daniel was allegedly abducted and murdered while waiting for a bus on the Sunshine Coast in December, 2003. A man is awaiting trial for those alleged offences.