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(Non)Emergency Scenario Sort

(Non)Emergency Scenario Sort
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In this activity, students use their understanding of emergencies to sort scenarios into emergencies and non-emergencies. Blank cards are included so that you can customise the scenarios for your students’ context, or just have a bit of fun.

The activity is part of a larger Health unit designed for years 1/2 using the national HPE curriculum.

Suitable for
  • Relief Teachers
Lesson Structure
  • Rotations / Group Work
  • Class Activity
Curriculum Codes

AC9HP2P05 9

Identify and demonstrate protective behaviours and help-seeking strategies they can use to help them and others stay safe

ACPPS017 8.4

Practise strategies they can use when they feel uncomfortable, unsafe or need help with a task, problem or situation

ACPPS018 8.4

Recognise situations and opportunities to promote health, safety and wellbeing


Practise strategies they can use when they need help with a task, problem or situation at home and/or at school


Recognise situations and opportunities to promote their own health, safety and wellbeing

PD1-2 old

Recognises and describes strategies people can use to feel comfortable, resilient and safe in situations

PD1-6 old

Understands contextual factors that influence themselves and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and participation in physical activity

PD1-7 old

Explores actions that help make home and school healthy, safe and physically active spaces

PD1-8 old

Participates in a range of opportunities that promote physical activity

PD1-9 old

Demonstrates self- management skills in taking responsibility for their own actions

PD1-10 old

Describes and practises interpersonal skills to promote inclusion to make themselves and others feel they belong



The sort can be made more challenging by having students further sort emergencies based on the department that would need to respond. These scenarios can also become role-plays for 0-0-0 calls between students.