Asthma WA recommends schools take the extra steps to ensure the safest possible environment for students with asthma – this is one in nine of your students! Knowing more about asthma and what to do in the case of an asthma flare-up could save a student’s life.

Training for school staff

Asthma WA provides professional development training for school staff. Sessions take approximately one hour and include:

  • Physiology of asthma, medications and devices
  • Triggers in the school environment – with a focus on exercise-induced asthma
  • How to recognise an asthma flare-up
  • Asthma first aid and how to manage an emergency

Our Respiratory Health Team is also available to speak to students, P&C’s and other community groups upon request.

Cost

Whilst Federal Government funding for face to face education for schools has ceased, Asthma WA believes it is essential that school staff have access to asthma education and training and therefore continues to offer this program. Therefore if possible, we are requesting schools make a small donation to help cover the costs and make this program sustainable.

See below for more information about our Bust Out in Blue campaign for fundraising ideas.

Training deliver methods

  • A one hour face to face session onsite for Perth metropolitan schools.
  • A one hour online training course.

Book a session

To book a professional development education session, complete one of the forms below, contact us via email at ask@asthmawa.org.au or phone for further information on (08) 9289 3600.

Bust Out in Blue

This is a fun initiative that teaches children to be inclusive and to look after their classmates and friends with asthma – reducing the stigma and keeping everyone safe. It’s up to you how you participate in the day, and we have a number of resources we can share to make your day a huge success. You could even turn this into a fundraising activity so that the children can learn the power of giving.

For more information, contact our Community Engagement Team on (08) 9289 3600 or email community@asthmawa.org.au

Student and Parent Education

Education sessions for parents and students can be conducted upon request.  Contact Asthma WA to discuss.

Asthma-Ready Classroom Checklist

Does a student in your classroom have asthma? Is your classroom ready so they have a safe and comfortable environment for learning? Take a look at our Asthma-Ready Classroom Checklist.

Other Useful Resources